Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy
Susie Walker, Director
Endorsements & GaTAPP
706.742.8292 ext. 243
Dana Holcomb, Administrative Assistant
Endorsements & GATAPP
706.742.8292 ext. 205
The Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) is an alternative preparation program that leads to a renewable certification approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). The program design is based on Framework for Teaching, by Charlotte Danielson, and the Teacher-Candidates are assessed on 24 competencies in the domains of Planning and Preparation, The Classroom Environment, Instruction, and Professional Responsibilities. The program is specifically designed for Teacher-Candidates seeking initial certification and it is a job-embedded, performance-based program with a supportive mentor component. Each Teacher-Candidate has a support team composed of a RESA supervisor, school administrator, and mentor-teacher to ensure their program success. The program is designed to be a partnership between the school system and NEGA RESA to support the Teacher-Candidate as they work toward a renewable certification. On an important note, GaTAPP Teacher-Candidates are issued an Induction Certificate (Provisional) and will meet the criteria to be in-field for CPI reporting.