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Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy

Susie Walker, Specialist 

Professional Learning

Endorsements & GaTAPP

706.742.8292 ext. 243

Dana Holcomb, Administrative Assistant

Professional Learning

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.  

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