So you want to earn your Georgia Teacher Certification? Let's take a look at the step by step instructions:

Traditional Approach for the Georgia Teacher Certification

  1. If you don't have a college degree yet, you'll need to achieve at least a bachelor's degree.
  2. Take a teacher prep courses if you do not have any student teaching or other internship giving you teaching experience.
  3. Sign up and pass the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE).
  4. Submit the following:
    • Completed application form
    • Current certifications (if you already have one)
    • $20 Application fee payable to State of Georgia
    • Official Transcripts of all degrees and credits you have earned
    • Copies of all your test scores
    • Mail to:
      Georgia PSC Certification Application
      Two Peachtree Street, Suite 6000
      Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3141
  5. Do you want to renew your Georgia Teacher Certification?

Alternative Approach for the Georgia Teacher Certification

Alternatively, there is another path you can take to get your Georgia Teacher Certification. Georgia’s Teacher Alternative Preparation Program (TAPP) will allow you to teach without before you acquire a Clear Renewable Certification.

  1. See if you’re eligible for TAPP.  Request more information from the following accredited universities if you’re not and look into approved education courses to bring you up to the requirements.
  2. Sign up and pass the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE).
  3. Find a job to teach in Georgia here. They’ll help you move to the next step when necessary.
  4. You will still need to Contact one of the representatives from TAPP to proceed to the next step.

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