Educator Preparation Program Providers

The resources provided on this page are intended to assist GaPSC-approved educator preparation providers (EPPs) in understanding and applying educator preparation rules, and in preparing for approval reviews.

Policy and Procedure Documents

Document Title Format
GaPSC Approval Decision Options, Effective September 9, 2022 PDF File
Policies and Procedures for Adding New Programs Between EPP Reviews, effective March 2022 PDF File
Endorsement Approval Application and Curriculum Map Template, effective May 2021 Word Doc
Substantive Change Policies and Procedures, effective January 2022 PDF File
Educator Preparation Comprehensive Policy Manual for EPPs, May 2022 PDF File

Guidance Documents

Document Title Format
Rule 505-3-.01: Guidance for Interpretation and Implementation, version 5 of August 2022 PDF File
Protect Students First Act (HB1084, 2022) Guidance for EPPs, July 2022 PDF File
Preparing Educators for Digital Teaching and Learning: Rule 505-3-.01 Supplement, March 2021 PDF File
Pedagogy-only Programs: Guidelines for Implementation, October 2021 PDF File
Certificate Upgrade Rule: Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education, July 2019 PDF File
Strengthening Partnerships Tool, February 2018 PDF File
Curriculum and Instruction Program: Guidance for Implementation, March 2012 PDF File
Instructional Technology Programs: Guidelines for Implementation, version 2 of March 2021 PDF File
Educational Leadership Preparation Program Rules: Guidance for Interpretation and Implementation, version 2 of March 2019 PDF File
Teacher Leadership Programs: Guidelines for Implementation, 2012 PDF File
Dyslexia Endorsement Program Guidance, July 2020 PDF File
Personalized Learning Endorsement Program Guidance, February 2019 PDF File
Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Endorsement Program Guidance, January 2019 PDF File
Urban Education Endorsement Program Guidance, July 2019 PDF File

Approval Review Information and Procedure Documents

Document Title Format
2023 Standards for the Approval of Educator Preparation Providers and Programs: Guidance for Interpretation and Implementation PDF File
InTASC - Model Core Teaching Standards and Learning Progressions for Teachers PDF File
Summary of Georgia Approval Standards, effective 2022 PDF File
2016 Standards for the Approval of Educator Preparation Providers and Programs: Guidance for Interpretation and Implementation, version 2 of March 2021 PDF File
Key Assessments for Initial Programs, August 2020 PDF File
Planning Instrument for Georgia Approval Standards, August 2018 PDF File
Rejoinder Acknowledgement Form and Instructions for Submitting a Rejoinder Word Doc
Instructions for Filing an Exception to an Evaluation Review Panel Recommendation Word Doc

Other Resources

Document Title Format
GaPSC Commonly Used Acronyms - 2022 PDF File