GaTAPP Program


The Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (Georgia TAPP) is a classroom-based teacher preparation option for individuals who have the basic qualifications to teach early childhood, middle-grades, secondary or P-12 education but have not completed a teacher preparation program. The program is not intended to replace regular college teacher education programs. It is, instead, an alternative option for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher but did not complete teacher education requirements as part of their degree programs. Georgia TAPP equips teacher candidates with the skills to ensure a reasonable expectation of initial success in their classrooms and puts in place a supervised candidateship/induction program that will help them move toward subsequent mastery of teaching.


Click here to view Basic Candidate Admission Requirements

Application Process

The application process is listed below:

  1. Have a job offer as a beginning teacher in a NWGa RESA member System (The System’s HR Director will
    recommend candidates for GaTAPP)

  2. GaTAPP application must be completed and returned to you HR Dept for signatures.

  3. Acquire required documents listed on the candidate checklist and submit to NWGa RESA

  4. Register for the Program and submit payment

  5. Make arrangements to attend The Essentials of Effective Teaching Class

*Must be register for the classes listed below after creating/updating your Northwest RESA profile.


  • Comprehensive TAPP Registration

  • Essentials of Effective Teaching

  • Introduction to Educating Exceptional Children and Youth

Click here to view all upcoming GaTAPP classes