Candidate Admission Requirements

All GaTAPP Candidates hold a Provisional certificate (or a Permit). The Provisional certificate is for those individuals who are hired to begin teaching in a Georgia school before completing an educator preparation program. Individuals holding this certificate and meeting entry requirements are allowed to teach up to three years while completing requirements for professional certification.

Qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree or higher
    GaTAPP Providers may set the bar for a minimum GPA for program admission. Providers track each cohort’s aggregate GPA and analyze these data to identify the potential need for candidate support.

  • Verification of Content Knowledge
    GaTAPP candidates verify content knowledge with a major or equivalent in the content of the teaching field or via a passing score at the Induction level or higher on the appropriate GACE content assessment. These scores are transmitted electronically to the GaPSC by the testing vendor.

  • A passing score on the Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment
    This state-approved assessment of educator ethics is required of all candidates prior to acceptance into a GaTAPP program. This score is transmitted electronically to the GaPSC.

  • Employment
    GaTAPP programs are job-embedded allowing candidates to complete requirements while employed by a regionally accredited local unit of administration (school district or private school), a charter school approved by the Georgia State Charter School Commission, or a charter school approved by the Georgia Department of Education as a classroom teacher full-time or part-time for at least a half-day.