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.
- 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
- 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.
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