23-24 Informational Meetings:

     MCSD GaTAPP Frequently Asked Questions

         MCSD GaTAPP Application for the next cohort

         January 27, 2023 to May 14, 2023

Required GACE Assessments should be taken by April 17, 2023,

in order to receive results prior to the application deadline.

Unpaid required training for selected MCSD GaTAPP 23-24 Cohort 1 candidates is July 10-28,2023 (M-F 8 am-5 pm).

What is GaTAPP?

The Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) is an 18 month to three-year job-embedded, classroom-based non-traditional teacher preparation program for candidates to earn an induction teaching certificate. This is not intended to replace college teacher education programs, but is tailored for individuals who meet the program requirements and desire to transition into a career in education.

GaTAPP seeks to equip candidates with the skills to ensure a reasonable expectation of initial success in the classroom while participating in an internship/induction program to facilitate and monitor the move toward teaching mastery. The same rigorous standards as that of a traditional teacher-training program are the foundations for GaTAPP.

Candidates who successfully complete the MCSD GaTAPP program will meet the requirements for an induction teaching certificate issued by the state of Georgia .

 Meeting the admission requirements is not a guarantee of an interview nor acceptance into MCSD GaTAPP.  Candidates may not be enrolled in another degree, certification, nor endorsement program while in MCSD TAPP.

Our Mission & Vision

Our mission is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential.

The MCSD is a beacon of educational excellence where all are known, valued, and inspired.


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