Induction Certificate – Pathway 2 (GA)

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Induction Certificate – Pathway 2 (GA)

Description
Induction Certificate-Pathway 2 is for those who have completed an educator preparation program in another U.S. state but completed student teaching in Georgia.
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

Notes
As of 2016, No Basic Skills Exams Required

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
Student Teaching
Exam(s): edTPA is language specific.

Work Experience
In some states, teachers are required to provide evidence of work experience.
The following is required for this route:
Student Teaching Okay.

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:
District Administered Exam.
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: Individual
Form at: http://www.gapsc.com/Certification/Downloads/Initial_Certification_Application.pdf
Form Mailing Address:
Georgia PSC Certification Application
200 Piedmont Avenue SW
Suite 1702
Atlanta, GA 30334-9032

School District Requirements:
Verification of Employment

Copy of Academic Transcripts: Required

Background Check
Required
Varies by District

Renewal: Nonrenewable
Induction to Professional Certificate: In order to convert the Induction certificate to a Professional certificate, please complete the requirements outlined in the correspondence issued with your Induction certificate.

Notes:
Note: Candidates not meeting the employment requirement, but who meet all other requirements under Pathway 2 qualify for a Georgia Letter of Certification Eligibility. Upon employment, the candidate will be issued an Induction certificate.
Once you are hired by a Georgia school system you must submit to a criminal record background check.
Induction to Professional Certificate: In order to convert your Induction certificate to a Professional certificate, please complete the requirements outlined in the correspondence issued with your Induction certificate.

GENERAL NOTES FOR THIS ROUTE
This pathway is for those who have completed an educator preparation program in another U.S. state but completed student teaching in Georgia.

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Published On: 3/31/2017 4:42:01 PM


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