Educator Certification Office


Welcome!

This website has been designed to provide information about the educator certification process in the Dewar College of Education and Human Services at Valdosta State University! First of all, we want to congratulate you for choosing a career in education; we believe that educators are members of one of the most honorable professions today. We are glad you are considering pursuing (potential educator candidate), are pursuing (current educator candidate), or have pursued (graduate or program completer) this career path!

 

Browse through this website to answer questions about how you can pursue an approved program at Valdosta State and, once you have completed the program, how you can become certified in Georgia. We also verify completion of educator preparation programs for individuals applying for certification in states outside of Georgia. If you have questions that are not addressed, please submit them through the “Contact Us” button on this page. We look forward to assisting you in this important phase of your career.

 

If you would like to personally discuss any questions or issues, feel free to contact us via phone or e-mail. Our contact information is provided below:

 

Julia M. Lee, Ph.D., Certification Officer and Professor Emerita, julielee@valdosta.edu, 229-333-5925

Renee Whitmer, M.Ed., Assistant Director of Certification and Assessment, brwhitmer@valdosta.edu, 229-249-2786

 

Again, congratulations! We look forward to working with you and assisting you in obtaining your educator certificate. Our goal is to provide efficient and accurate services to ensure that you receive your certificate as quickly as possible after completing all certification requirements.