GaTAPP - Program Entrance Requirements

Prior to admission into the FDRESA GaTAPP Program, candidates must meet all requirements listed below:

  • Secure a job offer for a teaching position in a local system in the First District RESA area.

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university in a related field of study.

  • Pass the content area GACE appropriate for the certification area desired and teaching position.

    • Special Education candidates must pass the SpEd General Curriculum or SpEd Adaptive Curriculum assessment prior to program entry. Special Education teacher candidates must pass any additional content assessments prior to program completion.

  • Complete the Educator Ethics 360.

  • Provide official transcripts from all colleges or universities.

  • Obtain a Georgia Criminal History Report & fingerprinting with your local school system.

  • Submit a complete application packet.

Note: Applicants should not have:

  • Completed student teaching in undergraduate or graduate work.

  • Held a Clear Renewable Teaching or Technical Specialist certificate.