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)

GCEC teams up with 240 Tutoring

On December 17, 2021, in Announcements, by doug.chan

We have created an exclusive discount link for GCEC Educators. Anyone who subscribes to our Praxis study guides using the link below will pay just half of the regular price – or $20/mo. Users can cancel anytime they’d like from their profile tab in their account

https://study.240tutoring.com/subscribe/GCEC

Here is what awaits your success to Passing the PRAXIS test:

Our study guides are completely online and come with:

  • Diagnostic Tests: 40-60 questions and a full breakdown report to see what areas they specifically need to study. Unlimited attempts
  • Instructional Content
  • Flashcards
  • Quizzes (practice questions with explanations as you go)
  • Practice Tests: Same amount of questions and time limit as actual exam. Limited to 3 attempts at this full length exam.

You would manage your user database within the system. The program pays depending on the number of active student in the system per month.

We have three different discounted payment options for programs. Any of these options will provide the student access to all our PRAXIS study guides.

  1. Monthly payments: Invoices are sent out at the end of every month. The cost is based on the number of active accounts you have for that month.
    Quantity: 1-10 $20 each
    11-99 $10 each
    100+ $8 each
  2. Pre-payments for bulk pricing: This option allows you to pre-purchase account credits at a lower rate. Example: You purchase 100 subscription credits at a rate of $8 each. Instead of receiving an invoice each month based on your quantity we simply deduct your 1 subscription credit for each user. This means that you are only paying $8 per user no matter how many you have active in a given month. The minimum quantity for this discount is 100 credits.
  3. Student Billed – $20 Monthly Subscription: The student is invited by EPP administrators and registers for their account at a discounted rate using their own credit card information. This is a monthly reoccurring subscription that the user can cancel at any time from their online profile page. Students are paying half of the regular price when invited by their school administrator.Regardless of which payment method you choose, you will be made an admin of your own “organization” inside the 240 Tutoring system. This will give you access to all our reporting features inside the system.
 

Announcement

On October 25, 2021, in Announcements, News, by doug.chan

Hafa Adai,

The Guam Commission for Educator Certification is now open to the public. If you have specific questions or inquiries please contact us through email at ‘office@gcec.guam.gov’ or by phone at (671) 735-2554, (671)735-2555, or (671) 735-2557.

 

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.

 

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.
 

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