Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) encompasses the following teaching fields:
- Career and Technical Specializations;
- Computer Science;
- Engineering and Technology;
- Family & Consumer Sciences;
- Healthcare Science;
Certification in most of these fields follows the standard requirements for teaching certification. However, the fields of Healthcare Science and Career & Technical Specializations have distinct requirements, which are described below.
Qualification for certificates in the field of Healthcare Science is based on a combination of occupational work experience, industry
licensing and assessments, and formal study. Qualifications for a Provisional certificate in Healthcare Science include:
- Associate’s degree or higher in a
- A current healthcare professional license, registration, or certification that relates to the healthcare field;
- Minimum of 2 years of occupational work experience in the healthcare field;
- Complete the Educator Ethics Assessment (Test Code 360);
- Employment by a Georgia LUA.
Career & Technical Specializations
Certification in Career & Technical Specializations, like Healthcare Science, is based on a combination of occupational work experience,
industry licensing and assessments, and formal study. Within the field of Career & Technical Specializations, there are numerous areas of
specialization, each with their own qualifications. You may find a list of these areas of specialization and their qualifications in Certificate
and in guidance available in the following document -
Career & Technical Specializations: Industry Licensure and Testing Requirements
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At the request of an employing Georgia LUA
, the initial
Provisional certificate may be issued to individuals who have not met industry testing or licensure standards.
The Educator Ethics Assessment (Test Code 360) is required for issuance of the Provisional in CTAE specializations.
3-year validity of the Provisional certificate, the individual must complete all licensure requirements and complete a certification
program to include the following Special Georgia Requirements,
Program Admission Assessment
and a Special Education course. If the certification program was not completed at the Associate’s degree
level or higher, the individual may be issued another 3-year Provisional certificate at the request of the employing Georgia
. This allows the educator time to complete an Associate’s degree or higher
from an accredited institution.
Please see Rule 505-2-.08
for more detailed
information about Provisional certification.