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As of January 1, 2020
General Rules and Procedures Effective Archive
505-2-.01 GEORGIA EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.02 CLASSIFICATION Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.03 PRE-SERVICE TEACHING CERTIFICATE Jan 15, 2016
505-2-.04 INDUCTION CERTIFICATE Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.05 PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.06 ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE July 1, 2017
505-2-.07 LEAD PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE July 1, 2017
505-2-.08 PROVISIONAL CERTIFICATE Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.09 NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.10 PERMIT Oct 15, 2019
505-2-.11 INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE July 1, 2014
505-2-.12 LIFE CERTIFICATE July 1, 2014
505-2-.13 WAIVER CERTIFICATE Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.14 ENDORSEMENTS Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.15 ADJUNCT LICENSE Oct 15, 2018
505-2-.16 EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER LICENSE July 1, 2019
505-2-.17 NON-INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE LICENSE July 1, 2014
505-2-.18 PARAPROFESSIONAL LICENSE Apr 15, 2018
505-2-.19 SUPPORT PERSONNEL LICENSE Oct 15, 2018
505-2-.20 SUBSTITUTE TEACHING Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.21 CERTIFICATION BY INTERSTATE RECIPROCITY Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.22 CERTIFICATION BY STATE-APPROVED PROGRAM Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.23 REQUIREMENTS LETTER Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.24 SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.25 EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.26 CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE ASSESSMENTS Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.28 CERTIFICATION FEES Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.29 EVALUATION OF CREDIT EARNED OUTSIDE OF THE U.S. July 1, 2014
505-2-.30 REFERRAL TO EDUCATOR ETHICS DIVISION July 1, 2014
505-2-.31 GaPSC-ACCEPTED ACCREDITATION; VALIDATION OF NON-ACCREDITED DEGREES Apr 15, 2017
505-2-.32 VALIDITY PERIODS AND DATING OF CERTIFICATES Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.33 CERTIFICATE UPGRADE Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.34 ADD A FIELD Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.35 VOLUNTARY FIELD DELETION July 1, 2014
505-2-.36 RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.37 CERTIFICATE EXTENSION FOR ACTIVE MILITARY DUTY July 1, 2014
505-2-.38 CERTIFICATE CORRECTION July 1, 2014
505-2-.39 CERTIFICATION APPEAL Jan 15, 2019
505-2-.40 IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT Jun 15, 2015
505-2-.41 PRIVACY OF INFORMATION July 1, 2014
505-2-.42 CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE Oct 15, 2019
505-2-.43 ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION Apr 15, 2018
505-2-.44 RETIRED EDUCATOR CERTIFICATE Oct 15, 2016
505-2-.45 MONTESSORI CERTIFICATE Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.46 MILITARY SUPPORT CERTIFICATE Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.47 - .49 RESERVED ---------------
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TEACHING FIELD RULES
Early Childhood Education (Birth – Grade 5)
505-2-.54 BIRTH THROUGH KINDERGARTEN July 1, 2014
505-2-.55 ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (P-5) July 1, 2019
505-2-.56 SPECIAL EDUCATION GENERAL CURRICULUM/ELEMENTARY EDUCATION (P-5) July 1, 2019
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Middle Grades Education (Grades 4-8)
505-2-.60 MIDDLE GRADES LANGUAGE ARTS July 1, 2014
505-2-.61 MIDDLE GRADES MATH July 1, 2014
505-2-.62 MIDDLE GRADES READING July 1, 2014
505-2-.63 MIDDLE GRADES SCIENCE July 1, 2014
505-2-.64 MIDDLE GRADES SOCIAL SCIENCE July 1, 2014
505-2-.65 RESERVED ---------------  
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Secondary Education (Grades 6-12)
505-2-.68 BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE July 1, 2014  
505-2-.69 BIOLOGY July 1, 2014
505-2-.70 CHEMISTRY July 1, 2014
505-2-.71 EARTH/SPACE SCIENCE July 1, 2014
505-2-.72 ECONOMICS July 1, 2014  
505-2-.73 ENGLISH July 1, 2014  
505-2-.74 GEOGRAPHY July 1, 2014
505-2-.75 HISTORY July 1, 2014  
505-2-.76 MATHEMATICS July 1, 2014  
505-2-.77 PHYSICS July 1, 2014  
505-2-.78 POLITICAL SCIENCE July 1, 2014  
505-2-.79 SCIENCE July 1, 2014  
505-2-.80 SPEECH July 1, 2014  
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Career, Technical and Agricultural Education
505-2-.84 AGRICULTURE July 1, 2014
505-2-.85 BUSINESS July 1, 2014
505-2-.86 FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES July 1, 2014  
505-2-.87 HEALTHCARE SCIENCE Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.88 MARKETING July 1, 2014
505-2-.89 ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY Oct 15, 2016
505-2-.90 CAREER AND TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.91 COMPUTER SCIENCE Oct 15, 2015
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P-12 Fields
505-2-.94 ART July 1, 2014
505-2-.95 DANCE July 1, 2014
505-2-.96 DRAMA July 1, 2014
505-2-.97 ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES July 1, 2014
505-2-.98 GIFTED P-12 July 1, 2014  
505-2-.99 HEALTH July 1, 2014  
505-2-.100 HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION July 1, 2014
505-2-.101 MUSIC July 1, 2014  
505-2-.102 READING SPECIALIST July 1, 2019
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Special Education (Grades P-12)
505-2-.106 ACADEMIC CONTENT CONCENTRATIONS Apr 15, 2019
505-2-.107 SPECIAL EDUCATION ADAPTED CURRICULUM July 1, 2014
505-2-.108 BEHAVIOR DISORDERS July 1, 2014
505-2-.109 DEAF EDUCATION July 1, 2014
505-2-.110 SPECIAL EDUCATION GENERAL CURRICULUM July 1, 2014
505-2-.111 LEARNING DISABILITIES July 1, 2014
505-2-.112 PHYSICAL AND HEALTH DISABILITIES July 1, 2014
505-2-.113 SPECIAL EDUCATION PRESCHOOL (AGES 3-5) July 1, 2014  
505-2-.114 VISUAL IMPAIRMENT Jun 15, 2015
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Foreign Languages (Grades P-12)
505-2-.118 AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE July 1, 2014  
505-2-.119 ARABIC July 1, 2014  
505-2-.120 CHINESE (MANDARIN) July 1, 2014  
505-2-.121 FARSI July 1, 2014  
505-2-.122 FRENCH July 3, 2014  
505-2-.123 GERMAN July 3, 2014  
505-2-.124 GREEK (CLASSICAL) July 3, 2014  
505-2-.125 HEBREW July 3, 2014
505-2-.126 HINDI July 1, 2014
505-2-.127 ITALIAN July 1, 2014
505-2-.128 JAPANESE July 1, 2014
505-2-.129 KOREAN July 1, 2014
505-2-.130 LATIN July 1, 2014
505-2-.131 PORTUGUESE July 1, 2014
505-2-.132 RUSSIAN July 1, 2014
505-2-.133 SPANISH July 1, 2014
505-2-.134 SWAHILI July 1, 2014
505-2-.135 TURKISH July 1, 2014
505-2-.136 URDU July 1, 2014
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SERVICE FIELD RULES
505-2-.140 AUDIOLOGY Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.141 CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.142 INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.143 MEDIA SPECIALIST Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.144 SCHOOL COUNSELING Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.145 SCHOOL NUTRITION DIRECTOR Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.146 SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.147 SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.148 SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.149 TEACHER LEADERSHIP Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.150 RESERVED ---------------
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LEADERSHIP FIELD RULES
505-2-.153 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP Oct 15, 2017
505-2-.154 SUPERINTENDENT Oct 15, 2017
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ENDORSEMENT RULES
505-2-.159 BIRTH THROUGH FIVE ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2019
505-2-.160 CAREER EXPLORATION (PECE) ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2014
505-2-.161 CAREER TECHNICAL INSTRUCTION (CTI) ENDORSEMENT Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.162 COACHING ENDORSEMENT Jan 15, 2016
505-2-.163 COMPUTER SCIENCE ENDORSEMENT Oct 15, 2019
505-2-.164 COORDINATED CAREER ACADEMIC EDUCATION (CCAE) ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2014
505-2-.165 CULINARY ARTS ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2014
505-2-.166 ENGLISH TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES (ESOL) ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2014
505-2-.167 GIFTED IN-FIELD ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2014
505-2-.168 INTERVENTION SPECIALIST ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2019
505-2-.169 K-5 MATHEMATICS ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2019
505-2-.170 K-5 SCIENCE ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2019
505-2-.171 MIDDLE GRADES ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2014
505-2-.172 ONLINE TEACHING ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2014
505-2-.173 READING ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2014
505-2-.174 SAFETY AND DRIVER EDUCATION July 3, 2014
505-2-.175 SPECIAL EDUCATION DEAF EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2014  
505-2-.176 SPECIAL EDUCATION PHYSICAL AND HEALTH DISABILITIES ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2014  
505-2-.177 SPECIAL EDUCATION PRESCHOOL AGES 3-5 ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2019
505-2-.178 SPECIAL EDUCATION TRANSITION SPECIALIST ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2014  
505-2-.179 SPECIAL EDUCATION VISUAL IMPAIRMENT ENDORSEMENT Oct 15, 2015
505-2-.180 STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM COORDINATOR ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2014  
505-2-.181 TEACHER LEADER ENDORSEMENT Jan 1, 2020
505-2-.182 TEACHER SUPPORT AND COACHING ENDORSEMENT Jun 15, 2016
505-2-.183 WORK-BASED LEARNING ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2014  
505-2-.184 DUAL IMMERSION ELEMENTARY EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2019
505-2-.185 SPECIAL EDUCATION AUTISM ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2018
505-2-.186 STEM EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT Apr 15, 2017  
505-2-.187 DRAMATIC WRITING MICRO-ENDORSEMENT Oct 15, 2018  
505-2-.188 PERSONALIZED LEARNING ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2019  
505-2-.189 POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION AND SUPPORTS (PBIS) ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2019  
505-2-.190 URBAN EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT July 1, 2019  
505-2-.191 AGRICULTURE EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT (P-5) July 1, 2019  
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