GaTAPP Program Entry Requirements and Application Process

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Program Entry Requirements

Must have a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university (2.5 or higher GPA in all course work). Must provide transcripts with application for evaluationcopies of official transcripts accepted by GaTAPP – you will have to provide official transcripts when you set up your GaPSC account.

Set up your PSC account

Candidate must not hold or have previously held any type of teaching certificate in the state of Georgia or any other state and must not have completed a teacher education program.

Must pass the GACE Program Admission Assessment OR must qualify and provide proof for an exemption.   To obtain records:


SAT                      Combined 1000 on Verbal/Critical Reading, and Math

ACT                     Combined 43 on English and Math

GRE                     Combined 1030 Verbal/Quantitative if taken before 8/2011 or Combined 297 Verbal/Quantitative if taken after 8/2011

Praxis I               Tests passed prior to September 1, 2006

Candidate must have a degree major or classes that align with the area of certification OR must pass the GACE Content Assessment in desired area BEFORE being admitted into the program. NOTE: Candidate will have to pass the GACE Content Assessment BEFORE exiting the program. The NEGA RESA Representative will evaluate the candidate’s transcript and notify them as to what their requirement will be. Review the site noted to see what subjects/grade levels your degree aligns with.

Complete GACE Ethics Entry 350

Secure a job offer as a teacher with a local school system for at least half-a-day. The schools in our districts are familiar with our program. Feel free to have them contact our office should they have any questions or concerns. Northeast Georgia RESA GaTAPP Districts: Barrow, Clarke, Commerce City, Elbert, Greene, Jackson, Jefferson City, Madison, Morgan, Oconee, Oglethorpe, Social Circle, and Walton.

Complete the Application Packet

We accept applications year-round and time of entry into the program can vary depending on hire date. Classes for 2017-2018 will begin on July 10, 2017 and last for two weeks – 80 hours mandatory. (July 10– July 21  M–F  8:30am to 4:30pm) this would be the ideal time to start. Acceptance into the program depends on the candidate’s ability to meet all of the entry requirements  – we can work with candidates, on an individual basis, to start the program from that point forward.

GaTAPP Application

GaTAPP Program Fees and Payment Agreement 2017

GaTAPP Recommendation Form 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Subject Areas Related to Your Degree(s)

GACE Testing Website

Steps to secure a job offer for a GaTAPP candidate with a Local School System


Contact Information:
Northeast RESA GaTAPP Program
375 Winter Street
Winterville, GA 30683
Susie Walker, Director of GaTAPP                                              

Toni Boatwright, Administrative Assistant