GCEC

Guam Commission for Educator Certification

KUMISION SETTEFIKASION PARA I MANMANIDUKA

Located in the
University of Guam School of Education
Room 105 (1st Flr)

Call for more information
(671) 735-2554
(671) 735-2569(fax)

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS

On November 13, 2020, in Announcements, News, by Jesse Quenga

Hafa Adai,

Pursuant to Executive Order 2020-34, the Guam Commission for Educator Certification is closed to the public.  If you have specific questions or inquiries please contact us through email at ‘office@gcec.guam.gov’ or WhatsApp (671) 735-2554 / 2557.

General information to apply for certification can be found below:

NEW APPLICANT

  1. Download and complete an Application Form
  2. Request and Official Transcript from the Institution you obtained your degree.
  3. Send your completed Application Form and your Official Transcript via email to GCEC Certification Officer Fran Camacho at ‘francamacho@gcec.guam.gov’ and copy ‘office@gcec.guam.gov’.
  4. After reviewing your files, GCEC Certification Officer will communicate if your application is complete or if additional information is required.
    • Additionally, you will be provided a reference number for the application fee. Payment can be made at the UOG Cashier’s Office. You can either visit them or make payment over the phone by calling (671) 735-2923. Please remember to provide the reference number when making payment.

RENEWING APPLICANT

  1. Download and complete an Application Form
  2. To claim Professional Development Hours, download and complete the Professional Growth Activity Form
    • While we are in PCOR 1, we simply require your school administrator’s signature on page 1. No team member signatures will be requested at this time. Please refer to page 4 to indicate the Professional Development (PD) hours you are claiming.
    • If you completed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) please request for an official transcript that reflects the courses completed. One (1) CEU is equivalent to fifteen (15) clock hours of professional activities. We will accept any combination of PD hours and CEUs to satisfy the 120 hour requirement.
      • Professional Development Hours Required for Recertification
        • Professional: 90 hours
        • Masters: 120 hours
    • For Administrators: please complete the ‘School Administrator Professional Growth Activity Form’
  3. Have a copy of your latest Performance Evaluation to submit along with your application and Professional Growth Activity Form.
  4. Send completed documents via email to GCEC Certification Officer Fran Camacho at ‘francamacho@gcec.guam.gov’ and copy ‘office@gcec.guam.gov’.
  5. After reviewing your files, GCEC Certification Officer will communicate if your application is complete or if additional information is required.
    • Additionally, you will be provided a reference number for the application fee. Payment can be made at the UOG Cashier’s Office. You can either visit them or make payment over the phone by calling (671) 735-2923. Please remember to provide the reference number when making payment.
 

Professional Development courses

On August 30, 2020, in Announcements, by doug.chan

SOE will be offering Professional Development courses (PD894) for this Fall semester.  The first course begins on 8/31/20.  All courses are 1 credit and 100% online (through MOODLE).

View the Flyer for more information

 

AUTOMATIC EXTENSION UPDATE

On June 1, 2020, in Announcements, by Frank Lujan

Due to the extraordinary circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, automatic extensions until August 31, 2020 will be provided for all educator certificates with expiration dates from March 16, 2020 to June 30, 2020. All renewals which would have occurred during that time period will be backdated to the original expiration date based upon the approval of the completed application. The GCEC will accept completed applications once the office resumes normal operations as per Government of Guam directive.

Please email Fran Camacho at francamacho@gcec.guam.gov if you have any questions or concerns.

 

NOTICE/ANNOUNCEMENT

On April 30, 2020, in Announcements, by doug.chan

Due to the extraordinary circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, automatic extensions until July 30, 2020 will be provided for all educator certificates with expiration dates from March 16, 2020 to May 30, 2020.  All renewals which would have occurred during that time period will be backdated to the original expiration date based upon the approval of the completed application.  The GCEC will accept completed applications once the office resumes normal operations as per Government of Guam directive.

 

Guam Code of Ethics Presentation of John Grant

On August 14, 2015, in Announcements, by doug.chan

Please review the Guam Code of Ethics powerpoint presentation of John Grant.

 

NASDTEC 2015 Model Code of Ethics for Educators

On August 4, 2015, in News, by doug.chan

Please review the updated 2015 Model Code of Ethics for Educators provided by the NASDTEC (National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification).

 

Public Law 32-220 and 32-236

On January 7, 2015, in Announcements, by doug.chan

PL 32-220 (Bill 421) was signed into law by Gov. Calvo on Dec. 29, 2014.

Bill 421-32 “AN ACT TO APPROVE AMENDMENTS TO EXISTING RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE GUAM COMMISSION FOR EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION IN CHAPTER 8, TITLE 5A, GUAM ADMINISTRATIVE RULES AND REGULATIONS”

PL 32-236 (Bill 420) lapsed into law on Jan. 2, 2015.

Bill 420-32 “AN ACT TO APPROVE THE GUAM COMMISSION FOR EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION (GCEC) RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE STANDARDS OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT FOR GUAM EDUCATORS; AND TO ADD A NEW § 27008.1 AND A NEW SUBSECTION (i) to § 27008, ALL OF CHAPTER 27 OF TITLE 17, GUAM CODE ANNOTATED, RELATIVE TO SUBPOENA AND INVESTIGATIVE POWERS OF THE GCEC”

 

Beginning September 1, 2014, ETS will no longer offer the current Praxis I (PPST). ETS is replacing it with the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators Test.

  • The new scores for the Praxis Core are: Reading 156; writing 162, Mathematics 150
  • Previous passing PPST scores will be recognized, if they are on file at the GCEC by September 1, 2014. (If you have two passing scores on file, then you need to only take one of the new tests – the old passing scores count. This does not mean that the old failing scores will be lowered because of the new Core passing scores. They are different tests.)
  • Beginning September 1, 2014, there will no longer be a composite score. Each test will have a passing score. The current PPST composite score rule will be honored, if all scores are on file with GCEC by September 1, 2014. After that, you will need passing scores on each test, whether using the new test or a combination of the new and old.
 

New Certification Officer

On June 20, 2013, in Announcements, by doug.chan

Effective May 24, 2013, Fran-Nicole Camacho is the new GCEC Certification Officer

 

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