FAQs

  1. What is a program provider?
    Program providers are Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs), Local Education Agencies (LEAs), or organizations approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) to offer a GaTAPP program.
  2. Who are the program providers?
    Please visit the Approved Providers list to find a program near you. Make contact with that GaTAPP program provider for specific requirements and operations of that program.
  3. I understand that I must secure a job offer to participate in GaTAPP; how do I accomplish this?
    The GaPSC hosts a recruiting website for teachers. Please visit https://www.teachgeorgia.org for additional information. Apply for positions in the school systems near you. School systems are familiar with GaTAPP.
  4. How much does GaTAPP cost?
    Tuition is determined by program providers.
  5. How do I get an application for the GaTAPP program?
    Contact the GaTAPP program provider near you to learn how to apply for the program. See the list of Approved Providers for contact information.
  6. Can a previously certified teacher with two years of teaching experience be a GaTAPP Candidate?
    The GaTAPP program is designed for individuals who have not completed an education program in teaching and have no state Professional Teacher certification or its equivalent from Georgia, any other state, or country. Individuals holding a Non-renewable, Leadership, or Service certificate from Georgia or any other state or country, are eligible for GaTAPP.
    Exception: Certified educators who wish to add Elementary P-5 certification can complete a One Year Elementary Education Program through GaTAPP.
  7. Can a GaTAPP Candidate change school systems and continue in the program?
    Candidates may change school systems and continue in the program, provided that it is a satisfactory arrangement with the employing school system and the GaTAPP provider.
  8. What are the exemptions for GaPSC's Program Admissions Assessment requirement?
    Exemption options for the GACE Program Admission Assessment are available here.
  9. Where and when are GaTAPP informational meetings/sessions held?
    Program providers may offer GaTAPP information sessions for prospective candidates. Please visit the list of Approved Providers to get contact information.
  10. Does GaTAPP involve my going back to school full-time?
    No - candidates teach during the day and attend seminars and Georgia Special Requirement classes in summer, evenings, or Saturdays while in the GaTAPP program. The instruction candidates receive is individualized and determined by the Candidate Support Team (a school-based administrator, school-based mentor/coach, Provider Supervisor, and a content specialist if not already represented by a member of the team).
  11. Will I be paid for teaching while participating in GaTAPP?
    Yes. Check with the employing school district to verify the pay schedule.