GaTAPP - Essentials of Effective Teaching Course

Note:  This option is for individuals who have not yet secured a teaching position, but are interested in becoming a teacher.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • College Transcript

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Completion of Essentials of Effective Teaching Application – $25.00 (non-refundable, cash or money order) (click here).
    *Once the application form opens, you can download the form (it will download into a Word document) or you can simply print the form, fill it out and and submit it.

  • Payment of Essentials of Effective Teaching Course Fee ($600.00 cash/money order)


The Essentials of Effective Teaching Course fee will be applied to the year-1 GaTAPP tuition for participants who secure a contracted teaching position in a First District RESA school system.

Following completion of the Essentials of Effective Teaching course, a list of eligible candidates will be provided to First District RESA school systems that may have vacancies during the school year.  The First District RESA GaTAPP Coordinator will direct students to additional coursework needed so that they may begin needed coursework.