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Add A Field/Endorsement

The requirements for adding a field to your certificate depend on the type of certificate you currently hold and the type of field (teaching, service or leadership) you wish to add.
Adding a Field to a Professional Certificate
If you hold a valid level 4 or higher Professional certificate, you may add fields to your certificate in the following ways:
  • Any field may be added by completing a state-approved certification program in the new field and all applicable Special Georgia Requirements to include the appropriate content assessment. Georgia educators adding a new field by completion of a higher degree must meet additional requirements to qualify for a certificate level upgrade;
  • Teaching fields may be automatically added to professional teaching certificates by passing the appropriate content assessment. The field of Early Childhood Education and the joint field of Special Education General Curriculum/Early Childhood Education may not be added be simply passing the content assessment. Adding one of these fields requires completion of a state-approved program and applicable Special Georgia Requirements;
  • Endorsements may be added to approved certificate types by completing a state-approved endorsement program. Prerequisite certificates for each endorsement are outlined in the individual endorsement rules.
Adding a Field to an Induction Certificate
If you hold a valid level 4 or higher Induction certificate, you may add fields to your certificate in the following ways:
  • Any field may be added by completing a state-approved certification program in the new field and all applicable Special Georgia Requirements to include the appropriate content assessment. Georgia educators adding a new field by completion of a higher degree must meet additional requirements to qualify for a certificate level upgrade;
  • Teaching fields may be added to Induction teaching certificates at the request of an employing Georgia local unit of administration (LUA) for an Induction teacher who has passed the appropriate content assessment. These fields will be Supplemental Induction fields and may be converted to Professional when the base certificate is converted;
  • Supplemental Induction Endorsements may be added to certain Induction certificates at the request of an employing Georgia LUA. These endorsements may be converted to Professional when the base certificate is converted if the educator has completed the state-approved endorsement program.
Need more information? Click here (.pdf) (requires Adobe Reader) to read the rule detailing procedures for adding a field to your certificate.

If you have satisfied one of the options above and are ready to apply, please review our Application Forms & Procedures.

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