Induction Certificate – Alternative Programs (Gatapp) (GA)

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Induction Certificate – Alternative Programs (Gatapp) (GA)

Description
The Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) is a collection of alternate certification programs across Georgia for individuals who do not have or have not had teacher certification and have no prior teaching experience.
Certificate Valid for 3 years
Employment: Required

Reciprocity
The following states may accept this route:
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

State Information
State: Georgia
Contact Name: Educator Certification Division
Contact Phone: 800-869-7775
Contact Email: mail@gapsc.com
For more information please visit the state website: http://www.gapsc.com/Certification/TieredCertification/induction.aspx

Minimum Academic Background
In most states, teachers must have a minimum academic background for certification.
The following is required for this route:
BA Degree + Completed State Approved Teacher Education Program

GPA: 2.5

Basic Skills
In most states, teachers must verify basic skills in English (Reading and Writing) and Mathematics through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

English:
Exam(s): One exam is required. GRE also accepted.

Math:
Exam(s): One exam is required. GRE also accepted.

Notes
If your highest degree is a bachelor’s degree and it was earned less than 10 years prior to the date of application, you must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.5

An individual may exempt the GACE Program Admission assessment if s/he holds a Masters or higher from a Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GPSC)- approved program.

Teacher Preparation
In most states, teachers are required to complete training in education methods through a teacher program.
The following is required for this route:
State Approved Teacher Education Program
Minimum of One Year of Mentoring/Coaching Internship/Induction
Exam(s): edTPA is language specific.

Content Language and English Language Proficiency
In most states, teachers are required to submit evidence of content language proficiency and English language proficiency through coursework, exams, or degree evaluations.
The following is required for this route:

Content Language Proficiency:

Exam(s): Exams are language specific.

Accept Scores from Out of State

Additional Requirements for this route include the following:
Special Education:

Course needed: Completion of a course in identifying and educating exceptional children. This course should be documented on an official transcript submitted with your application package.

Other Exam(s):

Notes:
Swahili requirement: ACTFL OPI only.

Greek (Classical) is exempt from the Content Assessment because ACTFL assessments for Greek are not Greek Classical. No data available for SMC requirements.

Applying to the State
In most states, teachers must apply to the state Individually or through their local School District, or Teacher Program Institution. Requirements for the application are outlined below:

Application Submission: School District

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment
Confirmation of Mentor

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Copy of International Records: Required
Transcript Evaluation Required
URL: http://langcred.org/resources/transcript-evaluation/?fwp_agency_accepted_by_states=georgia

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Upon completion of all program and certification requirements, you will be eligible to convert your Induction Pathway 4 certificate to an Induction Pathway 1 or Professional certificate.

Notes:

Once you are hired by a Georgia school system you must submit to a criminal record background check.
Upon completion of all program and certification requirements, you will be eligible to convert your Induction Pathway 4 certificate to an Induction Pathway 1 or Professional certificate.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:42:12 PM


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