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Georgia Master Teacher Certification

The Georgia Master Teacher Certification Program, which identified superior teachers as “Master Teachers” for a period of seven years, has received funding through the Race to the Top federal grant for the past four years. Now that those funds are no longer available the Master Teacher program has come to a close and announced its last class of Master Teachers in May of 2014.

On July 1, 2014, the GaPSC implemented a new tiered certification structure for educators. In the near future educators can be recognized for their excellent teaching and leading skills through the Advanced & Lead Professional tiers.

Current Georgia Master Teacher certificates will remain valid until their expiration dates, which are listed below. These certificates may not be renewed.

Date of Achievement Validity Period
June 30, 2008 June 30, 2008 - July 30, 2015
June 30, 2009 June 30, 2009 - July 30, 2016
June 30, 2010 June 30, 2010 - July 30, 2017
June 30, 2011 June 30, 2011 - July 30, 2018
June 30, 2012 June 30, 2012 - July 30, 2019
June 30, 2013 June 30, 2013 - July 30, 2020
June 30, 2014 June 30, 2014 - July 30, 2021
To visit the Georgia Master Teacher website, please click here: http://www.gamasterteachers.org.