Teachers are in high demand, but not enough students are graduating with degrees in education to meet the need. In some cases, graduates decide they want to work as teachers after completing a degree in another field. In these situations, candidates may utilize an alternative certification program to transition into a teaching role. These programs can be completed in a short period of time and typically result in the same certification that teachers with a bachelor’s degree in education have.
FEATURED ONLINE TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION SHORT COURSE
The 8-week Harvard Bok Teaching Certificate online short course is delivered by Harvard’s Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, in association with HarvardX. Students in this course will engage deeply with the most relevant research on effective teaching methods in the higher education context, while refining their own practices, portfolio, and teaching philosophy.
The GTAPP program is designed for professionals with a bachelor’s degree in a field other than education to earn teaching certification in Georgia. This program takes approximately one year to complete. Candidates complete an intensive four-week training course in the summer, followed by a year of mentored teaching to gain valuable experience in the classroom. Some candidates may be recommended for additional years of mentored teaching.
Through this program, candidates are able to earn one of several licenses, including:
One-Year Supervised Certificate
Core Academic Certificate
Advanced Degree Alternative Certificate
Clinical Practice Certificate
Eligibility and How to Apply
Candidates for this program must:
Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Have a 2.5 GPA or better
Pass the GACE Basic Skills Assessment
Submit to a criminal background check
Obtain employment within a Georgia school district
You can apply through your chosen institution’s GTAPP program. Some providers may have additional eligibility requirements.
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