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GCEC – Overview


The mission of the Guam Commission for Educator Certification (GCEC) is to ensure that all certified Guam educators responsible for the education of our children are competent to perform their duties as teachers, school counselors, librarians, and school administrators.

GCEC is a separate entity governed by a 7 member Board of Commissioners. Over 3,000 educators have about 5,000 certificates.Some educators may hold one or more certificates while others have moved off-island keeping their certificate current.





Message from Roberta

Integrity, Content Knowledge, and Professional Skills. Those are the three concepts important for all educators on Guam. The Guam Commission for Educator Certification, established as a separate entity by Public Law 29-73 on May 15, 2008, has the responsibility to ensure that all educators, counselors, and administrators meet and maintain a professional level of knowledge, skills, and ethics to provide the best possible education for the children of our island of Guam. The GCEC reviewed all public laws, rules, and regulations, and conferred with teachers of all levels, counselors, and administrators to compile the requirements for certification, as well as those for ethical conduct. The Commission continues its work to review and adjust the regulations to meet the current needs and issues of the educational community. Those who are interested in becoming certified educators, or those who plan to receive or renew their certification, are welcome to stop by the Guam Commission for Educator Certification office.