There are several routes you may take to obtain a Georgia teaching certificate in the field of Behavior Disorders.
If you have never been professionally certified in GA but hold a professional teaching certificate in another state in Behavior Disorders or a comparable field:
You may apply for initial Georgia certification through interstate reciprocity. Please submit your application materials in order to determine which additional requirements, if any, you will be required to fulfill to obtain Georgia certification in this field.
If you do not hold a professional Behavior Disorders teaching certificate in any state:
You must complete a state-approved educator preparation program, including a student teaching internship, in Behavior Disorders. You may choose to complete a program in Georgia or another state. For a list of Georgia approved programs in this field, please click the “What approved programs are available?” tab above. For more information about initial certification programs, please click here.
To read the GaPSC Certification Rule pertaining to Behavior Disorders certification, please click here.