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Certification Fields and Endorsements

Georgia offers educator certification in a variety of P-12 fields. These are organized into Teaching, Service, and Leadership fields.

  • Teaching fields are for classroom teachers. Most fields include a subject area (such as Math or Spanish) and grade levels (such as P-5, 6-12 or P-12). These fields are indicated on certificates with the code letter “T.” Click here for more information about teaching fields;
  • Service fields are for individuals who provide support services to students, school personnel, and school operations. A few examples of Service fields are Media Specialist, School Counseling, and Speech & Language Pathology. These fields are indicated on certificates with the code letter “S.” Click here for more information about service fields;
  • Leadership fields are for educators who administer or supervise a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA), school, or school program. Leadership fields are indicated on certificates with the code letter “L.” Currently, there is only one Georgia leadership field, known as Educational Leadership. For more information about this field, please click here.
In addition to the certificate fields described above, Georgia offers certification endorsements. An endorsement can only be added to an existing educator certificate, and most endorsements allow the holder to work in the endorsement field, but only in the grade levels in which they hold a certificate field. Please click here for more information about endorsements.