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Pathway to Alternative Teacher Certification
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1.   Have a Bachelor’s degree

2.   Have a GPA of 2.5 or better

3.   Have a passing scores or exempting scores for the GACE Program Admissions Test I Reading (200), Test II Math (201) and Test III Writing (202); or Combined Test I, II and III (700).  (Exempt with SAT scores of 1000, or ACT Verbal & Math scores of 43, or GRE Quantitative & Verbal scores of 1030).

4.   Have passing scores on the GACE Content test for the subject you want to teach.

5.   Pass GACE Ethics Program Entry Assessment Test Code 350.

A state approved certification program will have to be completed but can be done while you teach. This means affiliating with a college or enrolling in the TAPP program.



The state website is

The GACE website is


If you have additional questions concerning certification, please contact the GaPSC at 404-232-2500 or send them an email at

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