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The resources provided on this page are intended to assist GaPSC-approved professional education units at institutions of higher education (IHEs) in understanding and applying rules and procedures related to the preparation of educators.
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Intent to Seek Approval Forms
Document Title Format
Intent to Seek Approval Form for all Program Reviews - 2017 Word Doc


Policy and Procedure Documents
Document Title Format
Program Only Group Approval Review Policies and Requirements - 2017 PDF File
Request for Changes to the GaPSC.com List of Approved Programs - 2015 Word Doc


Guidance Documents and User Manuals
Document Title Format
Progress Report Guidelines and Instructions - 2017 PDF File
Guidance for Georgia Standards 2016 - 2017 PDF File
Educator Preparation Rule 505-3-.01 Guidance and Implementation Plans - 2016 PDF File
Guidance for Tiered Educational Leadership Programs - 2015 PDF File
Substantive Change Guidance Document - 2015 PDF File
Guidance on Implementation of Curriculum and Instruction Programs - 2012 PDF File
Guidance on Implementation of Instructional Technology Programs - 2012 PDF File
Guidance on Implementation of New Science Education Program Standards and Requirements - 2012 PDF File
Guidance on Implementation of Teacher Leadership Programs - 2012 PDF File
Guidance on Certificate Upgrade Rule 505-2-.33 - 2016 PDF File
Program Reporting System (PRS) Manual PDF File


Approval Review Information and Procedure Documents
Document Title Format
GaPSC Approval Decision Options - 2017 PDF File
Requirements Related to Technical Assistance Meetings (in person or electronic) with GaPSC Staff - 2010 Word Doc
Rejoinder Acknowledgement Form and Instructions for Submitting a Rejoinder - 2015 Word Doc
Instructions for Filing an Exception to an Evaluation Review Panel Recommendation Word Doc
Instructions for Submitting Progress Reports (including the Progress Report template) Word Doc


Technical Assistance PowerPoints
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Standard 1 January 2016 PowerPoints
Standard 1 Revisions February 2016 PowerPoints
Standard 2 March 2016 PowerPoints
Standard 3 May 2016 PowerPoints
Standard 4 May 2016 PowerPoints
Standard 5 August 2016 PowerPoints
Educator Preparation Rule 505-3-.01, Part 1 of 2, 2016 PowerPoints
Educator Preparation Rule 505-3-.01, Part 2 of 2, 2016 PowerPoints


Technical Assistance Workshop Documents April 2016
Document Title Format
Overview of Standards and PRS-II Presentation PDF File
Standard 2 – Clinical Partnerships and Practice PDF File
Standard 3 – Selectivity PDF File
Standard 4 – PPEMs and Program Impact PDF File
Service and Leadership PDF File
Addressing Validity Reliability PDF File
Requirements for Various Types of Reviews PDF File


Other Resources
Document Title Format
GaPSC Glossary - 2013 PDF File
GaPSC Commonly Used Acronyms - 2013 PDF File