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Some states use the term "licensure" while others use "certification." The same title, such as "provisional," may be used in a number of states, but with different definitions and requirements. Many applicants assume that "reciprocity" means an automatic "even trade" for an out-of-state certificate, but that is rarely the case. Georgia reciprocity applies to initial certification. Once an educator holds certification in Georgia, the educator must meet Georgia requirements to add a field, upgrade the level and maintain certification. The certification system used in the State of Georgia is the responsibility of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and is published in "Certification Rules." These rules, as well as additional information on educator preparation and certification, are posted on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com." target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Educator: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Georgia educator for certification purposes is any individual currently or previously employed by a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA) while holding a certificate issued by the GaPSC.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Initial Certificate: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Georgia educator's first certificate confirming completion of all Georgia requirements for certificate issuance in a teaching, service or leadership field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Base Certificate: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The base certificate is the initial certificate issued in a specific content area confirming completion of all Georgia requirements for certificate issuance at the time of application.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Local Unit of Administration (LUA): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A local unit of administration (LUA) is a local education agency or a regional educational service agency, including but not limited to public, waiver, strategic waiver system, charter system or Charter schools and private schools (i.e., faith-based schools, early learning centers, hospitals, juvenile detention centers, etc.). State agencies and public and private institutions of higher education requiring certification for employment purposes are included in this definition.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>GaPSC Members.</B> The eighteen (18) members of the GaPSC are responsible for establishing and administering rules and standards for the preparation, certification and discipline of Georgia school personnel. Members are appointed by the governor and include nine (9) classroom teachers, two (2) administrators, two (2) higher education faculty, two (2) local Board of Education members and three (3) business and community leaders.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Legal Authority.</B> Georgia law, O.C.G.A. 2-2-200, stipulates that "The Professional Standards Commission shall provide, by regulation, for certifying and classifying all certificated professional personnel employed in the public schools of this state. No such personnel shall be employed in the public schools of this state unless they hold certificates issued by the commission certifying their qualifications and classification in accordance with such regulations." <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certificated professional personnel are individuals who hold certificates, licenses, or permits issued by the GaPSC.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teachers, service personnel, educational leaders, and all other education personnel that have regular contact with students in an instructional setting must hold GaPSC certification or licensure if employed in a Georgia public school, unless exempted pursuant to a charter under O.C.G.A. 20-2-2065, or an increased flexibility contract under O.C.G.A. 20-2-82.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Charter System or Charter School Educators.</B> Georgia charter system or charter school educators may, or may not, be required to hold state certification depending on the policy outlined in the specific charter. Charter system or charter school educators who meet the criteria outlined in Section (4)(b) above are, however, required to hold a Clearance Certificate. See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.42" href="505-2-.42">505-2-.42</a> CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Strategic Waiver System.</B> Strategic Waiver systems may, or may not, be required to hold state certification depending on the policy outlined in the contract. Educators employed by these systems who meet the criteria outlined in Section (4)(b) above are, however, required to hold a Clearance Certificate. See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.42" href="505-2-.42">505-2-.42</a> CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Private School Educators.</B> Georgia private school educators may, or may not, be required to hold state certification depending on the local school policy.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Substitute Teachers.</B> Substitute teachers in Georgia are not required to hold state certification. See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.20" href="505-2-.20">505-2-.20</a> SUBSTITUTE TEACHING.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>NASDTEC Interstate Agreement.</B> Georgia is an active member of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC). As such, Georgia has signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement (commonly referred to as reciprocity) with all 49 other states, the District of Columbia and other NASDTEC jurisdictions. Information on how the Interstate Agreement may apply is found in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.21" href="505-2-.21">505-2-.21</a> CERTIFICATION BY INTERSTATE RECIPROCITY. Georgia also participates in the NASDTEC National Clearinghouse and reports state disciplinary actions imposed against certificate holders to this national database. Additional information on the Interstate Agreement and the Clearinghouse may be found on the web at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.nasdtec.org" target="_blank">www.nasdtec.org</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Background Check Requirement.</B> A state criminal background check is required for a Pre-Service certificate and verified by the educator preparation provider (EPP) as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.03" href="505-2-.03">505-2-.03</a>. Although state and federal criminal background checks are not part of the certification process in Georgia other than as required for a Pre-Service certificate, FBI background checks (fingerprint) are required for professional employment in Georgia public, private, waiver, strategic waiver system, charter system or charter schools. Georgia criminal background checks are also required every five (5) years for certificate renewal.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Educator Responsibility.</B> It is the responsibility of the individual educator to meet all requirements and to obtain and maintain a valid Georgia educator certificate or license.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Tiered Certification.</B> Georgia participates in a tiered teacher certification system. Tiered teacher certification is envisioned as a means of improving student learning by recognizing the unique developmental needs of teachers at every career stage and by encouraging and supporting continuous teacher growth. It is designed to provide support to new teachers and those preparing to become teachers, and to establish a fair and equitable environment for growth for practicing teachers. Tiered certification also creates career advancement opportunities for teachers aspiring to assume leadership responsibilities and contribute to school improvement efforts while remaining in the classroom. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(12)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When fully implemented, tiered certification will help foster an environment in which: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(12)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators are focused on the academic growth of their students by focusing on their own academic growth;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(12)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The conditions and resources necessary for teacher professional growth and retention at each career stage are identified, valued and provided through individualized, ongoing and collaboratively designed and delivered professional learning activities focused on the common goal of improving student learning;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(12)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Expert teachers who can contribute to the learning of their peers are provided leadership opportunities to mentor and coach; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(12)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> School leaders promote and maintain a positive school culture in which educators are rewarded based on successful performance in the classroom as well as their contributions to the school's learning environment.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(12)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The tiered certification structure consists of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(12)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pre-Service (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.03" href="505-2-.03">505-2-.03</a> PRE-SERVICE CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(12)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Induction (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(12)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Professional (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(12)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Advanced Professional (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.06" href="505-2-.06">505-2-.06</a> ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(12)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Lead Professional (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.07" href="505-2-.07">505-2-.07</a> LEAD PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.01(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Routes to Certification.</B> An explanation of the various routes to Georgia certification may be found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.02" name="505-2-.02" title="505-2-.02">Rule 505-2-.02 Classification</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> Certification is classified according to category, title, type, field and level. The <P>Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) has authorized the issuance of certificates under the following classification system:</P> <P><U>CATEGORIES (2)</U></P> <P>Renewable Non-Renewable</P> <P> <P><img class="ImageLink" src="/pdf/ga/admin/2019/505-2-.02_001.png" alt=" image: ga/admin/2019/505-2-.02_001.png"></P> </P> <P> <P><img class="ImageLink" src="/pdf/ga/admin/2019/505-2-.02_002.png" alt=" image: ga/admin/2019/505-2-.02_002.png"></P> </P> <P><U>TITLES (11)</U></P> <P> <TABLE border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Standard Professional</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Pre-Service</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Performance-Based Professional</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Induction</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Advanced Professional</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Non-Renewable Professional </P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Lead Professional</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>International Exchange</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Life</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Waiver</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Retired Educator</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1">&nbsp;</TD> </TR> </TABLE> </P> <P><U>TYPES (10)</U></P> <P> <TABLE border="0"> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Adjunct</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Clearance</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Educational Interpreter</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Leadership</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Non-Instructional Aide</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Paraprofessional</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Permit</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Service</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Support Personnel</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Teaching</P> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> </P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Categories.</B> Certificates are grouped under two (2) major categories based upon requirements needed for continued certification. The categories are: Renewable and Non-Renewable. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Renewable certificate validity varies by title and type. During the validity period, the educator must satisfy renewal requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS and/or any additional requirements outlined in the rule appropriate to the certificate title and type.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Renewable certificates are valid from one (1) to five (5) years, depending on the title and outstanding requirements for certification. Two Non-Renewable licenses, for Educational Interpreters and Paraprofessionals, are also issued. During the validity period, the educator must satisfy specified requirements to convert the Non-Renewable to a Renewable certificate or license.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Titles.</B> Certificate titles identify the subcategories of certificates. There are eleven (11) titles. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standard Professional: The Standard Professional certificate is a Georgia professional certificate title issued to educators with teaching, service and leadership certificate types employed by a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA). Certificate issuance is based upon completion of all requirements for professional certification and applicable Special Georgia Requirements. Standard Professional certificates are identified by the code letters "SR" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE); <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Standard Professional teaching certificate title indicates that all requirements for professional teaching certification have been met, including applicable Special Georgia Requirements. The Standard Professional teaching certificate is issued to educators who are employed by a Georgia LUA but have not met performance evaluation requirements on the state annual summative performance evaluation or are not evaluated on the statewide evaluation system. Educators holding the Standard Professional teaching certificate who are not evaluated on the statewide evaluation system are evaluated by a school, district or agency approved evaluation system;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Standard Professional leadership certificate title indicates that all requirements for professional leadership certification have been met, including applicable Special Georgia Requirements. The Standard Professional leadership certificate is issued to Georgia educators completing GaPSC-approved educator preparation programs prior to September 30, 2009. The certificate is also issued to educators applying by reciprocity who meet requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.153" href="505-2-.153">505-2-.153</a> EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Standard Professional service certificate title indicates that all requirements for professional certification in a service field have been met, including applicable Special Georgia Requirements;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Performance-Based Professional: The Performance-Based Professional certificate is a Georgia professional certificate title issued to educators with teaching and leadership certificate types employed by a Georgia LUA. Certificate issuance is based upon completion of all requirements for professional certification, including applicable Special Georgia Requirements. Performance-Based Professional certificates are identified by the code letters "PR" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE); <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Performance-Based Professional teaching certificate is part of Georgia's tiered teacher certification system and issued to educators who are employed by a Georgia LUA and evaluated on the statewide evaluation system;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Performance-Based Professional leadership certificate is issued to educators who have completed GaPSC-approved educator preparation performance-based leadership programs and met applicable Special Georgia Requirements;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Performance-Based certificates issued to educators as a result of a classroom performance-based evaluation system known as the Teacher Performance Assessment Instrument (TPAI) discontinued in 1990 will have the certificate title converted to the Standard Professional certificate on the effective date of this rule. After meeting Performance-Based certificate requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE, these educators will qualify for a Performance-Based Professional certificate;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Advanced Professional: The Advanced Professional certificate title is part of Georgia's tiered teacher certification system and recognizes teachers with expert classroom practice and professional growth resulting in higher levels of student learning. The Advanced Professional certificate is issued to educators employed by a Georgia LUA. Certificate issuance is based upon completion of all requirements for Advanced Professional certification and applicable Special Georgia Requirements. Advanced Professional certificates are identified by the code letters "AP" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.06" href="505-2-.06">505-2-.06</a> ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Lead Professional: The Lead Professional certificate title is part of Georgia's tiered teacher certification system and recognizes qualified teachers who promote, support and expand opportunities for teacher leadership in grades P-12 to improve effective classroom practice resulting in higher levels of student learning. The Lead Professional certificate is issued to educators employed by a Georgia LUA. Certificate issuance is based upon completion of all requirements for Lead Professional certification and applicable Special Georgia Requirements. Lead Professional certificates are identified by the code letters "LP" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.07" href="505-2-.07">505-2-.07</a> LEAD PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Life: The Life certificate title was issued prior to July 1, 1974, to educators eligible under requirements in place at that time. Once issued, the life status remains in effect for an unlimited time for the fields in which it was issued. Applications for higher certificate levels (upgrades) do not alter the life status for fields previously issued. No new life certificates shall be issued nor shall any new fields be added to life certificate holders with the life title. Life certificates are identified by the code letter "D" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.12" href="505-2-.12">505-2-.12</a> LIFE CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pre-Service: The Pre-Service certificate title is part of Georgia's tiered teacher certification system and recognizes candidates enrolled in GaPSC-approved educator preparation programs, and participating in field and clinical experiences in Georgia schools. Pre-Service certificates are identified by the code letters "PS" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.03" href="505-2-.03">505-2-.03</a> PRE-SERVICE TEACHING CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Induction: The Induction certificate title is part of Georgia's tiered teacher certification system and provides a statewide structure for the professional development of early career educators and educators new to the state of Georgia and assures the effectiveness of these educators. Certificate issuance is based upon completion of all requirements for Induction certification and applicable Special Georgia Requirements. Induction certificates are identified by the code letter "IN" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Renewable Professional: The Non-Renewable Professional certificate title is issued to educators at the request of a Georgia LUA under several different circumstances as outlined in the Non-Renewable Professional rule. Non-Renewable Professional certificates are identified by the code letter "N" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> International Exchange: The International Exchange certificate title is issued at the request of an employing Georgia LUA to educators certified in other nations who wish to teach in Georgia schools for up to three (3) years. The certificate cannot be renewed or extended. International Exchange certificates are identified by the code letter "X" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Waiver: The Waiver certificate title is issued at the request of an employing Georgia LUA and at the discretion of the GaPSC to educators who have not satisfied all certification requirements. Valid for a one (1)-year period, the Waiver certificate is non-renewable. Waiver certificates are identified by the code letter "W" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.13" href="505-2-.13">505-2-.13</a> WAIVER CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(3)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Retired Educator: The Retired Educator certificate is issued to retired Georgia educators who have previously held renewable, professional educator certification. Retired Educator certificates are identified by the code letters "R" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.44" href="505-2-.44">505-2-.44</a> RETIRED EDUCATOR CERTIFICATE).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Types</B>. Certification types identify ten (10) school personnel functions: adjunct, clearance, educational interpreter, leadership, non-instructional aide, paraprofessional, permit, service, support personnel, and teaching. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adjunct License: The Adjunct license is issued at the request of an employing Georgia LUA to individuals with specific knowledge, skills and experience in an engineering, medical, dental, pharmaceutical, veterinarian, legal, accounting or arts profession, or any other professional position approved by the GaPSC or who have instructional experience in a branch of the U.S. military (except for JROTC), or in a GaPSC-accepted accredited college or university. Holders of this certificate are eligible to provide instruction for up to but no more than fifty (50) percent of the school day in specific subjects in grades 6-12 only. These licenses are issued for one (1) year and are renewable. These licenses are identified by the letter "J" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Clearance Certificate: The Clearance certificate is issued at the request of the employing Georgia LUA to educators who satisfactorily complete fingerprint and criminal background check requirements and do not have a certificate that is currently revoked or suspended in Georgia or any other state. All educators employed by a Georgia LUA must hold a Clearance Certificate. See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.42" href="505-2-.42">505-2-.42</a> CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE, for the definition of educator as it applies to this certificate. There are no academic requirements necessary to qualify for this certificate. All holders of this certificate are subject to the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators. These certificates are identified by the letter "C" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.42" href="505-2-.42">505-2-.42</a> CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educational Interpreter License: The Educational Interpreter license is issued to individuals who serve as sign language interpreters in schools. It is the responsibility of the Georgia LUA to assure that personnel who provide educational interpreting services, regardless of job title, hold the Educational Interpreter License. The Educational Interpreter License has no assigned level. These licenses are identified by the letters "EI" (See GaPSC Rule 505-2-16 EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER LICENSE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Leadership Certificate: The Leadership certificate is issued in fields that prepare an educator to administer or supervise a Georgia LUA, school, or school program. These certificates are identified by the letter "L" (See GaPSC Rule 505-2-153 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Instructional Aide license: The Non-Instructional Aide license is issued to eligible individuals hired to perform routine non-instructional tasks. The Non-Instructional Aide license has no assigned level. These licenses are identified by the letters "AIDE" (See Rule GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.17" href="505-2-.17">505-2-.17</a> NON-INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE LICENSE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Paraprofessional license: The Paraprofessional license is issued to eligible individuals hired as Paraprofessionals. The Paraprofessional license has no assigned level. These licenses are identified by the letters "PARA" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.18" href="505-2-.18">505-2-.18</a> PARAPROFESSIONAL LICENSE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(4)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permit: The Permit is issued at the request of an employing Georgia LUA to individuals with specific experience in the teaching fields of performing arts (art, music, dance, and drama), foreign language, JROTC, CTAE Specializations, Engineering and Technology, Healthcare Science, and the position of superintendent. These certificates are identified by the letter "P" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(4)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Service certificate: The Service certificate is issued in fields that prepare an individual to provide support services to students, school personnel, and school operations. These certificates are identified by the letter "S" (See GaPSC Rules <a title="505-2-.140" href="505-2-.140">505-2-.140</a> AUDIOLOGY to <a title="505-2-.149" href="505-2-.149">505-2-.149</a> TEACHER LEADERSHIP);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(4)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Support Personnel license: The Support Personnel license is issued at the request of an employing Georgia LUA to individuals who serve in positions of leadership over support functions in the LUA. Such positions include but are not limited to: finance, transportation, public relations, personnel, staff development, facilities, planning, evaluation, research, assessment, and technology coordination. The Support Personnel license has no assigned level. These licenses are identified by the letters "SP" (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.19" href="505-2-.19">505-2-.19</a> SUPPORT PERSONNEL LICENSE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(4)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teaching certificate: The teaching certificate is issued in fields that prepare an educator to teach the subject matter offered as a part of the school curriculum. These certificates are identified by the letter "T"; <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(4)(j)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Technical Specialist teaching certificates were issued to eligible educators in the Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) areas of Trade and Industrial Education and Healthcare Science Technology Education prior to the effective date of this rule. These certificates were identified by the letters "TS" but were converted to "T" certificates on the effective date of this rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Fields.</B> Fields identify the specific teaching subject, service function or leadership function authorized by the certificate. Georgia certificate fields are listed on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Level</B>. Levels are assigned to Georgia educator certificates based on the degree(s) an educator holds. Certificates may be assigned one or both of the following types of levels: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General Level: The general level assigned to a certificate applies to all fields on that certificate, with the possible exception of Educational Leadership fields, as described in part (b) below. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The general level is determined upon initial issuance of a certificate based on the highest degree an educator has been awarded by a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution, with the following exception: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A leadership degree that meets the criteria outlined in part (b) below shall not be used to determine the general level of a certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Once an educator has been issued a certificate that may be upgraded as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE, the general level may only be increased according to the procedures outlined in that rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unless otherwise noted, all references to the "level" of a certificate in GaPSC rules refer to the general level.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> College hours beyond a degree are not used to assign the level, except as specifically noted in section (c) below.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Leader Level: A certificate may be assigned a leader level in addition to a general level. The leader level only applies to any Educational Leadership fields on that certificate. If the general level of a certificate is higher than the leader level, the general level supersedes the leader level for all fields, including any Educational Leadership fields held. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A leader level is assigned to the certificate of any educator who completed a leadership degree, defined in O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-212&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-212</a> as "a degree earned in conjunction with completion of an educator leadership preparation program approved by the Professional Standards Commission," unless the leadership degree earned meets one of the following exemption criteria: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(b)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The leadership degree was awarded prior to July 1, 2010; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(b)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The educator enrolled in the leadership preparation program on or before April 1, 2009, and was awarded one of the following leadership degrees by the dates indicated: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(b)1.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A master's level [level five (5)] leadership degree prior to July 1, 2012;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(b)1.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An education specialist level [level six (6)] leadership degree prior to July 1, 2013; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(b)1.(ii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A doctoral level [level seven (7)] leadership degree prior to July 1, 2014;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(b)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The leadership degree was not recognized as GaPSC-accepted preparation for Educational Leadership certification at the time that the educator initially received the General certificate level.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Once a leader level has been assigned to a certificate, it may only be increased according to the procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General requirements for recognizing certificate levels of education below the bachelor's degree level are: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Level One (1) (Selected Career, Technical and Agricultural Education fields only) - completion of a high school diploma or the GED equivalent;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Level Two (2) (Selected Career, Technical and Agricultural Education fields only) - completion of an associate's degree or one of the following options: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(c)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sixty (60) semester hours of acceptable college credit. Note: For certification purposes, the phrase "acceptable college credit" is defined as credits earned at an institution of higher education that holds GaPSC-accepted accreditation with a grade of "C" or higher for each course. Remedial courses, course work taken below the freshman level, and audited courses are not acceptable;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(c)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A two (2)-year program consisting of a minimum of two thousand (2,000) clock hours earned through a GaPSC-accepted accredited post-secondary vocational/technical school in the field in which certification is requested; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(c)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A minimum of twenty-seven (27) semester hours of acceptable college or university credit and a minimum of one thousand (1,000) clock hours earned through a GaPSC-accepted accredited vocational/technical school in the field in which certification is requested.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> General requirements for recognizing initial certificate levels of education at the bachelor's degree level or higher are: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Level Four (4) - completion of a bachelor's degree or the GaPSC's determined degree equivalent. A bachelor's degree is the minimum degree requirement for teaching certification except for selected Career, Technical and Agricultural Education fields;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Level Five (5) - completion of a master's degree or the GaPSC's determined degree equivalent. A master's degree is the minimum degree requirement for service fields and non-performance based leadership certification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Level Six (6) - completion of an education specialist degree or the GaPSC's determined degree equivalent as found on the GaPSC website at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a> or completion of a minimum of thirty-six (36) semester hours of course work required for a level seven (7) doctoral degree and successful completion of the oral and/or written comprehensive examinations or the institution's determined equivalent. A specialist degree is the minimum degree requirement for performance-based leadership certification; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Level Seven (7) - completion of a Ph.D., Ed.D. or the GaPSC's determined degree equivalent;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding a valid level one (1) or two (2) certificate may qualify for a certificate level change to the bachelor's degree level - level four (4) - by earning a bachelor's degree that meets the requirements of GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.31" href="505-2-.31">505-2-.31</a> GAPSC-ACCEPTED ACCREDITATION; VALIDATION OF NON-ACCREDITED DEGREES. The procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE do not apply to educators holding level one (1) or two (2) certificates;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The assignment of a certification level to various degrees is contingent on a valid certificate field being held and the degree being awarded on an official transcript from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.31" href="505-2-.31">505-2-.31</a> GAPSC-ACCEPTED ACCREDITATION; VALIDATION OF NON-ACCREDITED DEGREES). Certificate levels that are assigned to various degrees and majors may be found on the GaPSC website at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Degrees with "doctoral," "doctorate" or "master's" in the degree title are not automatically equivalent to a specific degree level and may result in a determination ranging from level four (4) to level seven (7). The GaPSC is responsible for determining what level is assigned to a specific degree; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.02(6)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The certificate level, as defined in Georgia, is not a part of the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement and, therefore, does not transfer from state to state.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.03" name="505-2-.03" title="505-2-.03">Rule 505-2-.03 Pre-Service Teaching Certificate</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Purpose.</B> The Pre-Service certificate is part of Georgia's tiered teacher certification system and provides a statewide structure to organize procedures related to pre-service teachers once admitted to certain state-approved educator preparation programs. Such procedures are designed to: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Assure the safety of school children;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provide opportunities for pre-service teachers to practice/demonstrate knowledge and skills;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standardize the criminal background check process across the state for pre-service teachers, eliminating those who are not eligible or suited to the profession;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Assist pre-service educators in understanding the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators and hold them accountable under the Code; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Require attainment of the Pre-Service certificate for anyone participating in field experiences and student teaching in Georgia schools (to include candidates in Georgia and out-of-state educator preparation programs).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Requirements.</B> To qualify for the Pre-Service certificate, an applicant must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Be admitted to an educator preparation program in the state of Georgia, any other U.S. state, or online which meets the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Leads to Induction certification in a teaching field; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requires participation in field experiences or clinical practice including student teaching, residency work or any other program requirements in Georgia schools;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the educator preparation provider (EPP) request the Pre-Service certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a successful Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC) criminal record check;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry Assessment, with the following exception: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants who have been continuously enrolled in the same educator preparation program since July 1, 2014, or earlier are exempt from this requirement. Note: the term "enrolled" is defined as admitted to a program and actively taking coursework; and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Not hold a valid Georgia certificate or Permit in a teaching field, or an expired Georgia renewable professional certificate in a teaching field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity.</B> The Pre-Service certificate is valid for five (5) years, with the following exceptions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Invalidated upon program completion;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Invalidated if an individual withdraws, transfers or is removed from a program: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Previously-enrolled candidates who withdraw, transfer or are removed from an educator preparation program and are subsequently re-admitted to the program or admitted to a different educator preparation program are eligible for the Pre-Service certificate: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(3)(b)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Under these circumstances the five (5)-year validity period begins again upon re-admission and issuance of the new certificate. Requirements (2) (a), (b) and (c), listed above, must be met after re-admission to the educator preparation program in order to reissue the Pre-Service certificate; and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> May be extended at the request of the EPP.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement.</B> Pre-Service certificate holders are in-field to participate in supervised field experience, clinical practice, student teaching, or residency work consistent with the grade levels of certification sought. Individuals holding valid Georgia certificates or Permits in teaching fields are also in-field to participate in these activities. These experiences provide certificate holders with an intensive and extensive culminating activity. Certificate holders are immersed in the learning community and provided opportunities to develop and demonstrate competence in the professional roles for which they are preparing. Holding a Pre-Service certificate, even upon successful completion of an educator preparation program, does not automatically result in movement to the Induction tier in the tiered certification system.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.04" name="505-2-.04" title="505-2-.04">Rule 505-2-.04 Induction Certificate</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Purpose. The Induction certificate is part of Georgia's tiered teacher certification system that provides a statewide structure for the professional development of early career educators and educators new to the state of Georgia and assures the effectiveness of these educators by: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Confirming an individual has met the minimum requirements for becoming an educator in Georgia;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Providing a structure of support for early career educators (early career educator is defined as one who is new to the profession with fewer than three [3] years of experience);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Identifying the unique learning and support needs of individuals entering the profession from different preparation pathways; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requiring individuals to meet certain requirements before attaining a professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requirements. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Induction certificate is issued to individuals employed as teachers or in selected service fields by a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA) and meeting one of the following pathways: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pathway One (1): Individuals prepared by a Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC)-approved in-state educator preparation program shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete a GaPSC-approved in-state educator preparation program at the appropriate degree level as defined in the applicable teaching or service rule and receive verification of program completion;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attain a passing score on the GACE content assessment at the Induction level or higher. If no GACE content assessment is available for the certification field requested, the applicant is exempt from this requirement;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As of January 1, 2015, attain a passing score on the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For any applicant who completed the clinical practice or student teaching requirements of his/her state-approved initial certification program on or after September 1, 2015, attain a passing score on the GaPSC-approved content pedagogy assessment as determined by GaPSC;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)1.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet any additional Special Georgia requirements as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.24 SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS</U>; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)1.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES</U>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pathway Two (2): Individuals prepared by a state-approved out-of-state provider and fulfilling field and clinical experiences in Georgia shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete a state-approved educator preparation program at the appropriate degree level as defined in the applicable teaching or service rule;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attain a passing score on the GACE content assessment at the Induction level or higher. If no GACE or other GaPSC-approved content assessment is available for the certification field requested, the applicant is exempt from this requirement;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As of January 1, 2015, attain a passing score on the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For any applicant who completed the clinical practice or student teaching requirements of his/her state-approved initial certification program on or after September 1, 2015, attain a passing score on the GaPSC-approved content pedagogy assessment as determined by GaPSC;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet any additional Special Georgia requirements as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.24 SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS</U>; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)2.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES</U>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pathway Three (3): Individuals prepared by a state-approved out-of-state educator preparation program and fulfilling field and clinical experiences out-of-state; professionally certified out-of-state educators prepared out-of-state and applying for initial Georgia certification having earned less than three (3) years of acceptable educator experience within five (5) years preceding the date of application; and professionally certified out-of-state educators prepared out-of-state and having attained a passing score below the Professional level score on the GACE content assessment shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete a state-approved educator preparation program at the appropriate degree level as defined in the applicable teaching or service rule or hold a valid or expired professional out-of-state certificate based on completion of a state-approved educator preparation program at the appropriate degree level as defined in the applicable teaching or service rule;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attain a passing score on the GACE content assessment at the Induction level or higher or meet exemption requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.24 SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS</U>. If no GACE or other GaPSC-approved content assessment is available for the certification field requested, the applicant is exempt from this requirement; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)3.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES</U>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)3.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Induction Pathway Three (3) certificate is not issued to candidates who have completed field and clinical experiences in Georgia as part of a state-approved educator preparation program and subsequently obtain professional certification in another state.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pathway Four (4): Individuals employed in a Georgia LUA while enrolled in a GaPSC-approved non-traditional program leading to initial certification shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution, unless Georgia does not require a bachelor's degree for the specific field. Minimum degree requirements are defined in the applicable teaching or service rule. Applicants requesting a field requiring a bachelor's degree must document one of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)4.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A bachelor's degree from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution and enrollment in a GaPSC-approved program;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)4.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A bachelor's degree from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution awarded ten (10) years or more prior to the date of application for certification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)4.(i)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A bachelor's degree from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution awarded within ten (10) years of application with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)4.(i)(IV)">(IV)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A bachelor's degree from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution awarded within ten (10) years of application with an overall GPA of less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a master's degree from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)4.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attain a passing score on the GACE content assessment at the Induction level or higher. If no GACE or other GaPSC-approved content assessment is available for the certification field requested, the applicant is exempt from this requirement; <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)4.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For Special Education certificates, the pre-requisite requirement is the special education academic content concentration(s), which must be verified through an academic degree major or the appropriate GACE content assessment(s). The appropriate Special Education certificate GACE content assessment must then be completed before conversion to a Professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)4.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As of January 1, 2015, attain a passing score on the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry Assessment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)4.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attain a passing score on the GaPSC Program Admission assessment or meet exemption criteria outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.26 CERTIFICATION &amp; LICENSURE ASSESSMENTS</U>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)4.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES</U>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)4.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants seeking certification in Career and Technical Specializations, with the exception of the Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC), must meet eligibility criteria outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.90 CAREER AND TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS</U>. Initial JROTC certificate holders complete eligibility requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.10 PERMIT</U> to receive a permit; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)4.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants seeking certification in Healthcare Science must meet eligibility criteria outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.87 HEALTHCARE SCIENCE</U>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(a)4.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Induction Pathway Four (4) certificate is not issued to candidates completing or have completed state-approved educator preparation programs leading to Pathway One (1) or Pathway (2) certification and have not satisfied Special Georgia Requirements.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Induction certificate is issued in the following service fields to individuals employed by a Georgia LUA who meet the Induction service certificate requirements outlined in the rule specific to that field: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Media Specialist (See GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.143 MEDIA SPECIALIST</U>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> School Counseling (See GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.144 SCHOOL COUNSELING</U>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> School Nutrition Director (See GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.145 SCHOOL NUTRITION DIRECTOR</U>); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> School Psychology (See GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.146 SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY</U>).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Induction certificate is not issued for leadership fields (See GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.153 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP</U>).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certification Eligibility. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals not meeting the employment requirement, but who meet all other requirements under Pathways One (1), Two (2) or Three (3), qualify for a Georgia Certificate of Eligibility. The Georgia Certificate of Eligibility is valid for five (5) years and is intended to assist individuals seeking employment. Upon employment and request from the Georgia LUA, the individual will be issued an Induction certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an individual's Certificate of Eligibility expires without being replaced with an Induction or professional certificate, the individual may receive a new Certificate of Eligibility upon reapplication to the GaPSC. If an individual applies based on completion of a state-approved educator preparation program, an updated verification of program completion is required as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-3-.01 REQUIREMENTS AND STANDARDS FOR APPROVING EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROVIDERS AND EDUCATOR PREPARATION PROGRAMS</U>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Certificate of Eligibility is invalidated upon issuance of an Induction certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Implementation. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All Non-Renewable Non-Professional and Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) certificates (Clinical Practice, Core Academic, Intern and One-Year Supervised Practicum) issued before July 1, 2014, will remain valid until the expiration date and must be converted to professional certification based on the requirements outlined at the time of issuance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Induction certificate will replace these certificate titles for all teaching and service certificates issued on or after the effective date of this rule: Non-Renewable Non-Professional and all GaTAPP certificates (Clinical Practice, Core Academic, Intern, and One-Year Supervised Practicum).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective September 1, 2015, to qualify for an Induction certificate through Pathways One (1) or Two (2), individuals must attain a passing score on the GaPSC-approved content pedagogy assessment as determined by GaPSC.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective January 1, 2015, to qualify for an Induction certificate through Pathway One (1) or Two (2), individuals must pass the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Effective January 1, 2015, to qualify for an Induction certificate through Pathway Four (4), individuals must pass the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry Assessment.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certificate Upgrade. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding an Induction certificate attained through Pathway One (1), Two (2), or Three (3) are eligible to upgrade their certificate by meeting the requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.33 CERTIFICATE UPGRADE</U>. Educators holding an Induction certificate attained through Pathway Four (4) are not eligible to upgrade to a higher certificate level until conversion to a different Induction Pathway or the professional certificate and meeting requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.33 CERTIFICATE UPGRADE</U>. Initial issuance of the Induction certificate level will be as specified in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.02 CLASSIFICATION</U>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Supplemental Induction Certificate Fields. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The field in which an Induction certificate is initially issued is considered the base certificate field.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding a valid Induction Pathway 1, 2 or 3 certificate are eligible for issuance of one or more Supplemental Induction certificate fields, at the request of the employing Georgia LUA, under the following circumstances: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(6)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators assigned to work in one or more endorsement fields not covered by the base certificate field may be issued Supplemental Induction endorsements in those fields as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.14 ENDORSEMENTS</U>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(6)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding a base certificate in a teaching field who are assigned to work in a different teaching field may be issued a Supplemental Induction certificate field upon passing the GACE content assessment in the teaching field at the Induction level or higher, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.34 ADD A FIELD</U>. Conversion of the Supplemental Induction teaching field to the professional certificate level will require passing the GACE content assessment for that teaching field at the Professional level. For the fields of Special Education General Curriculum/Elementary Education and Elementary Education, conversion to professional will also require completion of a state-approved educator preparation program in the field. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(6)(b)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Supplemental Induction certificates may be issued in Special Education P-12 Consultative fields to educators who have not passed the appropriate GACE content assessment. The appropriate GACE content assessment for the Special Education P-12 Consultative field must then be passed at the professional level before conversion to a Professional certificate. Issuance of special education academic content concentration(s) requires the appropriate GACE content assessment(s) for the concentration area(s).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(6)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators will not be eligible for a professional certificate in Supplemental Induction certificate fields until conversion of the base certificate to a professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conversion to a Different Induction Pathway. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding an Induction certificate attained through Pathway Four (4) may apply to convert their certificate to one of the other Induction Pathways upon meeting all requirements for that Pathway. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(7)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding an Induction certificate attained through Pathway Four (4) in Career and Technical Specializations must have met all applicable industry testing or licensure requirements before converting to a different Induction Pathway.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(7)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An Induction certificate that is converted to a different Induction Pathway will maintain the original expiration date.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Validity. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Valid for three (3) years with the following exceptions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(8)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Induction Pathway Four (4) certificates will be issued for one (1) year pending verification of enrollment in a GaPSC-approved or GaPSC-accepted educator preparation program leading to certification in the Induction field held by the educator. Once enrolled in a GaPSC-approved or GaPSC-accepted program, the certificate may be extended for two additional years if requested by the employing LUA. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(8)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who are not enrolled in a GaPSC-approved or GaPSC-accepted program after the initial one-year validity period may be issued a certificate for an additional year upon the request of the employing LUA. Once enrolled in a GaPSC-approved or GaPSC-accepted program, the certificate may be extended for a third year if requested by the employing LUA.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(8)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Valid from one (1) to three (3) years if an educator qualifying through Pathway Four (4) has previously held a Non-Renewable Non-Professional or GaTAPP (Clinical Practice, Core Academic, Intern and One-Year Supervised Practicum) certificate in any field. In these circumstances, the Induction certificate will be issued for the number of full years for which the educator can document that the certificate was unused;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(8)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The standard validity period may be decreased by the number of years for which the educator has held a Non-Renewable certificate, including a Waiver certificate, in the same field; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(8)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an educator is converting from an Induction certificate attained through Pathway Four to an Induction Pathway One (1), Two (2) or Three (3), the new Induction certificate will be issued with the same end validity date as the original.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(8)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an educator qualifying through reciprocity meets the requirements for a professional certificate before the end validity of the Induction certificate, he or she may choose to apply to convert the Induction certificate to a professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(8)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Induction certificate is non-renewable with the following exceptions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(8)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who have received more than one (1) unsatisfactory annual evaluation while holding the Induction certificate may be eligible for a second three (3)-year Induction certificate, at the request of the employing LUA, if it can be demonstrated that the deficiencies evident in the first Induction period have been remediated. Any such steps must be evidenced on an updated Approved Program Completion Form. Earning an advanced degree will not be considered a step to address deficiencies. Earning a second Induction certificate in these circumstances would be a one-time opportunity that could not be repeated.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(8)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators issued an Induction certificate in Career and Technical Specializations who must earn an associate's degree or equivalent and any outstanding industry testing or licensure requirements, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.08 CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION</U>, may be eligible for a second three (3)-year Induction certificate at the request of the employing Georgia LUA. In order to be eligible, educators must have fulfilled all requirements of a GaPSC-approved educator preparation program, to include Special Georgia Requirements as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.24 SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS</U> and the Program Admission assessment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(8)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An educator who has previously held an Induction Pathway 1, 2 or 3 certificate may apply for another, subject to current requirements, if he/she meets both of the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(8)(c)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Has never held a Georgia renewable professional educator certificate; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.04(8)(c)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Has earned less than three (3) years of acceptable educator experience within five (5) years of the date of application.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.05" name="505-2-.05" title="505-2-.05">Rule 505-2-.05 Professional Certificate</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The Professional certificate is part of Georgia's tiered teacher certification system and provides a statewide structure to ensure that classroom teachers meet minimum requirements and satisfy state teacher effectiveness requirements as defined in the state teacher evaluation system. The Professional certificate is also issued in service and leadership fields to educators meeting professional requirements as outlined in the individual field rules. Georgia issues two (2) types of renewable Professional certificates: Standard and Performance-Based.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Performance-Based Professional certificate: This certificate is issued in teaching and leadership fields. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Performance-Based Professional teaching certificate is issued in teaching fields to teachers evaluated by the statewide evaluation system who meet the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a minimum of three (3) years of successful educator experience (as defined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-25 EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS) within five (5) years of the date of application while holding an Induction, Permit, or professional certificate. All three (3) years must have been earned in a Georgia school with a summative performance rating of "Proficient" or "Exemplary" while being evaluated on the Teacher Assessment on Performance Standards (TAPS) component of the statewide evaluation system, Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES),</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Request the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(a)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet Special Georgia Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(a)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For those holding an Induction certificate attained through Induction Pathway Four (4), meet the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(a)1.(iv)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete a state-approved educator preparation program;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(a)1.(iv)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have three (3) full years of successful experience while holding an Induction or Permit certificate earned in a Georgia school with a summative performance rating of "Proficient" or "Exemplary" while being evaluated on the Teacher Assessment on Performance Standards (TAPS) component of the statewide evaluation system, Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(a)1.(iv)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For those holding an Induction certificate attained through Pathway Four (4) in Career and Technical Specializations, complete any outstanding industry testing and licensure requirements as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.90" href="505-2-.90">505-2-.90</a> CAREER AND TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS and requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.08" href="505-2-.08">505-2-.08</a> CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, section (3)(d); </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(a)1.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attain a passing score on the GACE content assessment at the Induction level or higher or meet exemption criteria outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Performance-Based Professional certificate is issued in the field of Educational Leadership to employed educators meeting the requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.153" href="505-2-.153">505-2-.153</a> EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standard Professional certificate: This certificate is issued in teaching, service and leadership fields. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Standard Professional teaching certificate is intended for those teachers evaluated by a school-, district- or agency-approved evaluation system and not evaluated by the statewide evaluation system. It is issued to teachers who do not meet the requirements for the Performance-Based Professional teaching certificate but do meet the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(b)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy one of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(b)1.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reciprocity requirements outlined in paragraph (3) below;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(b)1.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Implementation requirements outlined in paragraph (4) below; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(b)1.(i)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a minimum of three (3) years of successful educator experience, as defined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS, earned within five (5) years of the date of application. This experience must have been earned while holding a professional educator certificate - or a non-professional certificate that was subsequently converted to professional status - in the state, field and grade level of experience; and </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(b)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet Special Georgia Requirements (See Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(b)1.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unless exempted as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS, the GACE content assessment must be passed at the Induction level or higher;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(b)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For those holding an Induction certificate attained through Induction Pathway Four (4), meet the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(b)1.(iii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete a GaPSC-approved educator preparation program;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(b)1.(iii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have three (3) full years of successful experience while holding an Induction or Permit certificate; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(b)1.(iii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For those holding an Induction certificate attained through Pathway Four (4) in Career and Technical Specializations, complete any outstanding industry testing and licensure requirements as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.90" href="505-2-.90">505-2-.90</a> CAREER AND TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS and requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.08" href="505-2-.08">505-2-.08</a> CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, section (3)(d); and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(b)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Request the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES. This requirement may not apply to those meeting implementation requirements. See exceptions outlined in section (7)(b)1(i)(III), below.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Standard Professional certificate is issued in service fields to employed educators meeting the requirements outlined in the GaPSC rule appropriate to the specific service field (See GaPSC Rules <a title="505-2-.140" href="505-2-.140">505-2-.140</a> AUDIOLOGY through 505-2.149 TEACHER LEADERSHIP).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Standard Professional certificate is issued in the field of Educational Leadership to employed educators meeting the requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.153" href="505-2-.153">505-2-.153</a> EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (3)"> (3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Reciprocity.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Out-of-state teachers holding a valid or expired professional teaching certificate shall qualify for the Standard Professional teaching certificate by meeting the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have three (3) or more years of successful out-of-state experience (as defined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-25 EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS) earned within five (5) years of the date of application while holding a professional teaching certificate. (Educators having fewer than three [3] years of successful experience may qualify for an Induction certificate under Induction Pathway Three [3].) This experience may have been earned as a classroom teacher or in an education position that required the maintenance of a valid professional teaching certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the GACE content assessment at the Induction level or higher, or meet exemption criteria outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (3)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet Special Georgia requirements (See Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (3)(a)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators meeting all requirements for the Standard Professional certificate by reciprocity with the exception of the Special Education requirement will be issued a Standard Professional certificate. This requirement must be completed as part of the professional learning requirements for renewing or converting the certificate; and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (3)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Out-of-state educators holding a valid or expired professional service certificate shall qualify for the Standard Professional service certificate by meeting the requirements in GaPSC Rules <a title="505-2-.140" href="505-2-.140">505-2-.140</a> AUDIOLOGY through 505-2.149 TEACHER LEADERSHIP.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Out-of-state educators holding a valid or expired professional leadership certificate shall qualify for the appropriate leadership certificate by meeting the requirements in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.153" href="505-2-.153">505-2-.153</a> EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Implementation.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All valid Clear Renewable teaching certificates, including Technical Specialist and Performance-Based, existing on July 1, 2014, will be grandfathered as Standard Professional certificates to bring educators into the new tiered certification system. Clear Renewable Service certificates and Educational Leadership certificates, excluding Performance-Based leadership certificates will be grandfathered as Standard Professional certificates. The validity period for each educator's certificate will remain unchanged and expiration will occur as scheduled during the five (5)-year cycle. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding a Standard Professional teaching certificate may apply for Performance-Based Professional teaching certification upon meeting all requirements outlined for the certificate in section (2)(a) above. If the Performance-Based Professional certificate is issued prior to the expiration date of the Standard Professional certificate, it will maintain the same validity period for renewal purposes.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding expired Clear Renewable certificates on or after July 1, 2014, must meet renewal requirements outlined in section (7)(b) below to qualify for a Standard Professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Official implementation of TKES began with the 2014-2015 school year, after a two-year pilot period. Successful experience to qualify for the Performance-Based Professional certificate outlined in 2(a)(1)(i) above begins with the 2014-2015 school year. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (5)"> (5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Certification Eligibility. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators not meeting the employment requirement, but who meet all other requirements under (3) qualify for a Georgia Certificate of Eligibility. The Georgia Certificate of Eligibility is valid for five (5) years and is intended to assist educators seeking employment. Upon employment and request from the LUA, the individual will be issued the appropriate Professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an individual's Certificate of Eligibility expires without being replaced with a Professional certificate, the individual may receive a new Certificate of Eligibility upon reapplication to the GaPSC. All required experience must be earned within five (5) years of the date of application. If an educator has not earned sufficient successful out-of-state experience within that timeframe, he or she may qualify for a Certificate of Eligibility for an Induction certificate. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (6)"> (6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Non-Renewable (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE).</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Non-Renewable Professional certificate may be issued at the request of an employing Georgia LUA to educators under the following circumstances: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (6)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who hold a valid professional certificate in at least one (1) teaching field, but are assigned to a different teaching field in which they do not meet certificate requirements;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (6)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who have previously held a professional certificate but have not met renewal requirements outlined in section (7) below;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (6)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals working in service fields who meet the requirements for a Non-Renewable Professional certificate outlined in the rule for the specific service field (See GaPSC Rules <a title="505-2-.140" href="505-2-.140">505-2-.140</a> AUDIOLOGY through 505-2.149 TEACHER LEADERSHIP); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (6)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who meet the requirements for a Non-Renewable Professional leadership certificate outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.153" href="505-2-.153">505-2-.153</a> EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Performance-Based Professional certificate: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Performance-Based Professional teaching certificate may be renewed by meeting the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy professional learning requirements as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet Special Georgia Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(a)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have earned a minimum of two (2) "Proficient" or "Exemplary" TAPS annual performance ratings within five (5) years of the renewal date; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(a)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the certificate renewal according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES. This requirement does not apply to renewal of professional certificates held by educators who have at least one (1) year of successful educator experience in a Georgia LUA, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS, paragraph (3)(a)1, while holding a valid Georgia renewable, professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Performance-Based Professional leadership certificate may be renewed by meeting the requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.153" href="505-2-.153">505-2-.153</a> EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standard Professional certificate: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standard Professional teaching certificate: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(b)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Standard Professional teaching certificate may be renewed by meeting the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(b)1.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy professional learning requirements as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(b)1.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet applicable Special Georgia Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(b)1.(i)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the certificate renewal according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES. This requirement does not apply to renewal applications submitted prior to July 1, 2015, or renewal of professional certificates held by educators who have at least one (1) year of successful educator experience in a Georgia LUA, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS, paragraph (3)(a)1, while holding a valid Georgia renewable, professional certificate. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(b)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding a Standard Professional teaching certificate evaluated by the statewide evaluation system will be issued a Performance-Based Professional certificate at renewal by meeting requirements outlined in (2)(a)1 above. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Standard Professional service certificate may be renewed by meeting the requirements outlined in the GaPSC rule appropriate to the specific service field (See GaPSC Rules <a title="505-2-.140" href="505-2-.140">505-2-.140</a> AUDIOLOGY through 505-2.149 TEACHER LEADERSHIP).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Standard Professional leadership certificate may be renewed by meeting the requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.153" href="505-2-.153">505-2-.153</a> EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who have received any combination of two (2) "Unsatisfactory", "Ineffective" or "Needs Development" annual performance summative evaluations in the previous five (5)-year period shall not be entitled to a renewable certificate prior to demonstrating such performance deficiency has been satisfactorily remediated but may apply to the GaPSC for the appropriate non-renewable certificate as defined by the GaPSC (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.43" href="505-2-.43">505-2-.43</a> ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05(7)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an educator has not satisfied renewal requirements outlined in this section, an employing Georgia LUA may apply for a Non-Renewable Professional certificate, valid for one (1) year. Upon completion of renewal requirements, the appropriate professional certificate will be issued for an additional four (4) years to complete the standard validity cycle (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE). </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (8)"> (8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Renewable Professional certificates are valid for five (5) years with the following exceptions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (8)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Performance-Based Professional certificate issued to replace a valid Standard Professional certificate is only valid for the remaining validity period of the Standard Professional certificate being replaced; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.05 (8)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The standard validity period may be decreased by the number of years for which the educator has held a Non-Renewable certificate or license, including a Waiver certificate, in the same field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.06" name="505-2-.06" title="505-2-.06">Rule 505-2-.06 Advanced Professional Certificate</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The Advanced Professional certificate is a renewable certificate that is part of Georgia's tiered teacher certification system and provides a statewide structure to recognize expert classroom practice and professional growth resulting in higher levels of student learning.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements.</B> The Advanced Professional certificate is issued to educators holding a valid Georgia professional teaching certificate meeting the requirements outlined below. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have earned a minimum of ten (10) years of successful educator experience, as defined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS, while holding a Georgia professional teaching certificate and/or out-of-state professional teaching certificate; <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A maximum of three (3) years of successful experience on an Induction or Permit certificate may be used toward meeting the ten (10) year total;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have earned three (3) years of successful experience in the state of Georgia within five (5) years preceding the date of application while holding a professional teaching certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet Georgia's Standards of Conduct;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold one of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Advanced degree in any teaching field held by the educator beyond an initial preparation program and reflected on the Georgia educator certificate as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Valid professional certificate in Curriculum and Instruction or Instructional Technology; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(2)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Valid National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification; and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Request the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Advanced Professional certificate may be renewed by meeting the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy professional learning requirements as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS; or </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(3)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a minimum of one (1) year of successful teaching experience in Georgia earned within five (5) years of the date of renewal; while holding the Advanced Professional certificate and with a summative performance rating of proficient or exemplary on the Teacher Assessment on Performance Standards (TAPS) component of the statewide evaluation system, Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES). If an educator is not evaluated on the statewide evaluation system, a satisfactory summative annual performance rating is required;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(3)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet Georgia's Standards of Conduct; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(3)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Request renewal of the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who have received any combination of two (2) "Unsatisfactory," "Ineffective" or "Needs Development" annual performance evaluations in the preceding five (5)-year certificate validity period shall not be entitled to a renewable certificate prior to demonstrating such performance deficiency has been satisfactorily remediated but may apply to the GaPSC for the appropriate non-renewable certificate as defined by the GaPSC. (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.43" href="505-2-.43">505-2-.43</a> ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon successful remediation as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.43" href="505-2-.43">505-2-.43</a> ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, the educator may apply for the appropriate professional certificate if all other renewal requirements are met. The Advanced Professional certificate title will be lost. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(3)(b)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to qualify for the Advanced Professional certificate after it is lost, an educator must earn a minimum of five (5) years of successful educator experience, as defined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS while holding a Georgia professional teaching certificate issued after the Advanced Professional title was lost and within five (5) years preceding the date of application to reinstate the Advanced Professional title.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an educator has received one (1) "Unsatisfactory," "Ineffective" or "Needs Development" annual performance rating during the validity period of the certificate, he or she may apply for the appropriate professional certificate if all other renewal requirements are met. The Advanced Professional certificate title will be lost. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(3)(c)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to qualify for the Advanced Professional certificate after it is lost, an educator must earn a minimum of five (5) years of successful educator experience, as defined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS while holding a Georgia professional teaching certificate issued after the Advanced Professional title was lost and within five (5) years preceding the date of application to reinstate the Advanced Professional title.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an educator fails to meet one of the renewal requirements outlined in (4)(a)1, 2, 3 and 4 above, he or she may apply for a one (1)-year Non-Renewable Professional certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE). Upon completion of all renewal requirements, the educator may apply for the appropriate professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The standard validity period of the Advanced Professional certificate is five (5) years, with the following exceptions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An Advanced Professional certificate issued to an educator holding a valid renewable professional certificate is only valid for the remaining validity period of the existing professional certificate; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.06(4)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The standard validity period may be decreased by the number of years for which the educator has held a Non-Renewable certificate, including a Waiver certificate, in the same field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.07" name="505-2-.07" title="505-2-.07">Rule 505-2-.07 Lead Professional Certificate</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The Lead Professional certificate is part of Georgia's tiered teacher certification system and provides a statewide structure to promote, support, and expand opportunities for teacher leadership in grades P-12 to improve effective classroom practice resulting in higher levels of student learning.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements.</B> The Lead Professional certificate is a renewable certificate issued to educators holding a valid, professional Georgia teaching certificate and meeting the requirements outlined below: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy one of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid, Georgia Advanced Professional certificate; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have earned a minimum of five (5) years of successful educator experience, as defined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS, while holding a Georgia professional teaching certificate and/or out-of-state professional teaching certificate. Three (3) years of successful experience must be earned in the state of Georgia within five (5) years preceding the date of application while holding a professional teaching certificate;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Receive ratings of satisfactory, proficient or exemplary on the annual summative performance evaluation while holding a Georgia professional teaching certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet Georgia's Standards of Conduct;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold one of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Valid, renewable professional Teacher Leadership Certification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Advanced degree in any teaching field held by the educator beyond an initial preparation program and reflected on the Georgia educator certificate as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE and hold a valid, renewable professional endorsement in one of the following: Teacher Leader, Coaching, or Teacher Support and Coaching;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(2)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Valid, renewable professional certification in Curriculum and Instruction or Instructional Technology and hold a valid, renewable professional endorsement in one of the following: Teacher Leader, Coaching or Teacher Support and Coaching; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(2)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Valid National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification and hold a valid, renewable professional endorsement in one of the following: Teacher Leader, Coaching, or Teacher Support and Coaching;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the Teacher Leadership GACE; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Request the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Lead Professional certificate may be renewed by meeting the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy professional learning requirements as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(3)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a minimum of one (1) year of successful teaching experience in Georgia, earned within five (5) years of the date of renewal;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(3)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet Georgia Standards of Conduct; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(3)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Request renewal of the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who have received any combination of two (2) "Unsatisfactory," "Ineffective" or "Needs Development" annual performance evaluations in the previous five (5)-year period shall not be entitled to a renewable certificate prior to demonstrating such performance deficiency has been satisfactorily remediated but may apply to the GaPSC for the appropriate non-renewable certificate as defined by the GaPSC. (See GaPSC Rule 505-2-43 ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon successful remediation as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.43" href="505-2-.43">505-2-.43</a> ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, the educator may apply for the appropriate professional certificate if all other renewal requirements are met. The Lead Professional certificate title will be lost. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(3)(b)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to qualify for the Lead Professional certificate after it is lost, an educator must earn a minimum of five (5) years of successful educator experience, as defined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS, while holding a Georgia professional teaching certificate issued after the Lead Professional title was lost and within five (5) years preceding the date of application to reinstate the Lead Professional title.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an educator has received one (1) "Unsatisfactory," "Ineffective" or "Needs Development" annual performance rating during the validity period of the certificate, the educator shall be entitled to the appropriate professional certificate if all other renewal requirements are met. The Lead Professional title will be lost. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(3)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In order to qualify for the Lead Professional certificate after it is lost, an educator must earn a minimum of five (5) years of successful educator experience, as defined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS, while holding a Georgia professional teaching certificate issued after the Lead Professional title was lost and within five (5) years preceding the date of application to reinstate the Lead Professional title.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an educator fails to meet the renewal requirements outlined in (3)(a) 1, 2, 3 and 4 above, he or she may apply for a one (1)-year Non-Renewable Professional certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE). Upon completion of the requirement, the educator may apply for the appropriate professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The standard validity period of the Lead Professional certificate is five (5) years, with the following exceptions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Lead Professional certificate issued to an educator holding an unexpired renewable professional certificate is only valid for the remaining validity period of the existing professional certificate; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.07(4)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The standard validity period may be decreased by the number of years for which the educator has held a Non-Renewable certificate, including a Waiver certificate, in the same field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.08" name="505-2-.08" title="505-2-.08">Rule 505-2-.08 Career, Technical and Agricultural Education</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) provides academic skills and real-world experiences necessary to prepare for the competitive workforce. In CTAE programs and courses, students are prepared for post-secondary education and immediate employment after high school. CTAE prepares Georgia's future workforce and industries to compete in the global marketplace. Certificates issued in CTAE include the teaching certificate based on a bachelor's degree or higher with completion of a state-approved program and the teaching certificate based on a combination of occupational experience, industry licensing and assessments, and formal study. Georgia's CTAE is organized into seventeen (17) Career Clusters to allow students to choose an area of interest in high school. Each cluster will include multiple career pathways and fields of certification.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Fields.</B> CTAE certificate fields are: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Agriculture (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.84" href="505-2-.84">505-2-.84</a> AGRICULTURE</U>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Business (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.85" href="505-2-.85">505-2-.85</a> BUSINESS</U>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Family and Consumer Sciences (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.86" href="505-2-.86">505-2-.86</a> FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES</U>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Healthcare Science (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.87" href="505-2-.87">505-2-.87</a> HEALTHCARE SCIENCE</U>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Marketing (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.88" href="505-2-.88">505-2-.88</a> MARKETING</U>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Engineering and Technology (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.89" href="505-2-.89">505-2-.89</a> ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY</U>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Career and Technical Specializations (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.90" href="505-2-.90">505-2-.90</a> CAREER AND TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS</U>) and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Computer Science (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.91" href="505-2-.91">505-2-.91</a> COMPUTER SCIENCE</U>).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To qualify for an Induction teaching certificate in the fields of Agriculture, Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, Marketing, Engineering and Technology, and Computer Science an individual must meet requirements outlined in Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE</U>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To qualify for a renewable Professional teaching certificate in the fields of Agriculture, Business, Family and Consumer Sciences, Marketing, Engineering and Technology, and Computer Science an individual must meet requirements outlined in Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE</U>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To qualify for an Induction teaching certificate in Career and Technical Specializations or Healthcare Science, an individual must meet eligibility criteria outlined in GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.90" href="505-2-.90">505-2-.90</a> CAREER AND TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS</U>; GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.87" href="505-2-.87">505-2-.87</a> HEALTHCARE SCIENCE</U>; or GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE</U> for the Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To qualify for renewable Professional certification in Career and Technical Specializations or Healthcare Science, an individual must complete the following while holding an Induction certificate: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For individuals with less than an associate's degree or equivalent who have been issued a level one (1) Induction certificate in Career and Technical Specializations: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(d)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> During the initial three (3)-year validity period, the individual must affiliate with a state-approved program in CTAE, satisfy the program requirements and be recommended by the educator preparation provider (EPP) for a second Induction certificate. CTAE programs are offered as New Teacher Institute (NTI) or Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) programs. Requirements for completion of the program include college-level course work and/or Professional Learning Units (PLUs) in professional education, Special Georgia Requirements as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS</U> and completion of the Program Admission assessment. Information on the Program Admission assessment may be found at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>. Additional information on the specific program requirements for each field is available from the individual approved program providers.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(d)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon completion of the initial certificate requirements, the local unit of administration (LUA) may request a second Induction certificate. During this final Induction period, individuals must obtain an associate's degree or level two (2) equivalent as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.02" href="505-2-.02">505-2-.02</a> CLASSIFICATION</U> and meet any outstanding industry testing or licensure requirements for specific Career and Technical Specializations fields identified in GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.90" href="505-2-.90">505-2-.90</a> CAREER AND TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS</U>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For individuals that hold an associate's degree or higher and have been issued an Induction certificate in Healthcare Science or Career and Technical Specializations: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(d)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> During the three (3)-year validity of the Induction certificate, the individual must affiliate with a GAPSC-approved program in CTAE, satisfy the program requirements, including applicable Special Georgia requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS</U>, and be recommended by the EPP for Professional certification. CTAE programs are offered as New Teacher Institute or GaTAPP programs. Requirements for completion of the program include: college-level course work and/or PLUs in professional education; meeting any outstanding industry testing or licensure requirements for specific Career and Technical Specializations fields identified in GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.90" href="505-2-.90">505-2-.90</a> CAREER AND TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS</U>; and completion of the Program Admission assessment. Information on the Program Admission assessment may be found at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>. Additional information on the specific program requirements for each field is available from the individual approved program providers.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For specific Career and Technical Specializations fields identified in GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.90" href="505-2-.90">505-2-.90</a> CAREER AND TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS</U>, the Induction certificate may be issued at the request of the LUA to individuals who do not yet meet industry testing or licensure requirements. The following conditions must be met: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(e)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LUA shall identify on the Employer Assurance form that the individual is the best available candidate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(e)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The certificate application packet shall include an Individual Development Plan (IDP) that addresses how the system and applicant shall work together to ensure that all requirements, to include those which may be specific to the field of employment, will be satisfied during the Induction certificate period.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE</U>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE</U>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permit (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE</U>): Issued only in the fields of Healthcare Science, Engineering and Technology, Career and Technical Specializations and to retired educators in any valid teaching field held at the time of retirement; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(3)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adjunct License (See GaPSC <U>Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE</U>).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.08(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement.</B> Educators certified in CTAE are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies System (CAPS) on the GaPSC website at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.09" name="505-2-.09" title="505-2-.09">Rule 505-2-.09 Non-Renewable Professional Certificate</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements.</B> The Non-Renewable Professional certificate may be issued at the request of an employing local unit of administration (LUA) to individuals in the following circumstances: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia educators who do not meet renewal requirements;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia educators who hold a valid renewable professional certificate in any field, but are assigned to teach in a field in which they do not meet certificate requirements;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals who have not met certain requirements for renewable professional certification in a service field, as outlined in the individual service field rules (See GaPSC Rules <a title="505-2-.140" href="505-2-.140">505-2-.140</a> AUDIOLOGY through <a title="505-2-.149" href="505-2-.149">505-2-.149</a> TEACHER LEADERSHIP); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators assigned to work in a leadership position while completing a GaPSC-approved Tier I or Tier II certification program in Educational Leadership.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Fields of Issuance.</B> Non-Renewable Professional certificates may be issued in all fields and for teaching, service and leadership certificates at the request of an employing Georgia LUA.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity.</B> Non-Renewable Professional certificates are issued for a three (3)-year validity period with the following exceptions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators being assigned to work in endorsement fields may be issued a two (2)-year Non-Renewable Professional certificate in an endorsement field as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.14" href="505-2-.14">505-2-.14</a> ENDORSEMENTS;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who previously held renewable professional Georgia certification and are missing renewal requirements may be issued a one (1)-year Non-Renewable Professional certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators previously holding a Supplemental Induction field who do not meet requirements for renewable professional certification in that field may be issued a Non-Renewable Professional certificate upon conversion of the base field Induction certificate to renewable professional certification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators being assigned to work in a leadership position may be issued a three (3) year Non-Renewable Performance-Based Professional Educational Leadership certificate. If the educator is required to hold both Tier I and Tier II certificates, the LUA may request a three (3)-year Non-Renewable Performance- Based Professional certificate extension after completion of requirements for a Professional Tier I certificate in leadership as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.153" href="505-2-.153">505-2-.153</a> EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP; </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Renewable Professional certificates in School Psychology may be issued for five (5) years; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The standard validity period may be decreased by the number of years for which the educator has held a Supplemental Induction, Non-Renewable certificate or license, including a Waiver certificate, in the same field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Conversion.</B> Specific requirements that must be completed to convert the Non-Renewable Professional certificate to renewable professional status will be printed on the certificate and outlined in correspondence accompanying the certificate. Additional information may be found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal.</B> Non-Renewable Professional certificates may not be renewed or extended. An educator who has previously held a Non-Renewable certificate that was not converted to the renewable professional certificate is not eligible for any further Non-Renewable certificates in any field. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.09(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who have previously held a Non-Renewable Professional certificate, but were not employed as an educator in the certificate field during at least one (1) full year of the validity period, may apply for an extension of the Non-Renewable Professional certificate. Non-Renewable Professional certificates may only be extended for the number of full years for which the educator can document that he or she was not employed as an educator in the Non-Renewable Professional certificate field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.10" name="505-2-.10" title="505-2-.10">Rule 505-2-.10 Permit</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The permit is a type of renewable certificate designed for individuals who qualify to teach in specific fields based on a combination of work experience, specified educational requirements and assessment(s). Permitted personnel include: individuals with fluency in a language other than English; performing artists from the fields of art, dance, drama or music; Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC) personnel; and teachers and leaders from business, government, military or other professions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Fields of Issuance.</B> Permits are issued in the following fields: career and technical specializations, engineering and technology, and healthcare science; foreign languages; art, dance, drama or music; JROTC and the Educational Leadership position of Superintendent.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Restrictions.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A permit cannot be issued to individuals in the following circumstances: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Those who have been previously certified in Georgia but have not passed the required content assessment(s) will not be eligible for a permit in the same field;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Those who have un-remediated "Unsatisfactory," "Needs Development" or "Ineffective" performance evaluations as defined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.43" href="505-2-.43">505-2-.43</a> ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(3)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Those who hold or have held an Induction certificate but have not successfully completed requirements to convert to a renewable professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permits must be requested by an employing Georgia local unit of administration (LUA). As part of the application packet the unit must verify by completing the GaPSC Employer Assurance Form that the permit applicant is the best-qualified individual available for the position. Should a Permit holder change LUAs, it is not necessary to issue a new permit until the end of the validity period. However, the gaining LUA is responsible for developing a new Professional Learning Plan PLP).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Endorsements.</B> Permit holders are not eligible to add endorsement fields, with the following exceptions: permit holders in foreign language fields may add the ESOL endorsement; permit holders in Drama and Audio/Video Technology &amp; Film may add the Dramatic Writing micro-endorsement; and permit holders in teaching fields may add the Online Teaching endorsement. Information on the endorsement requirements may be found in the appropriate endorsement rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Resource Support.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LUA shall establish a mentor system to provide permitted personnel with orientation to the school, guidance for basic principles of classroom management, and support as they adjust to the school work place.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An Professional Learning Plan (PLP) shall be locally developed and implemented for the validity period of the permit. This plan must incorporate all Special Georgia Requirements to include course work in the identification and education of children with special education needs. The plan shall also address such areas as the development and assessment of teacher competence in the areas of learner characteristics and curriculum and methods specific to the age level and certificate field issued. It is appropriate for the plan to include prescribed course work. For example, a course in methods for teaching foreign languages in grades P-12 might be required for international speakers permitted to teach foreign languages. This plan must be developed at the beginning of the validity period and used to guide the permit holder's professional learning activities to support the school improvement plan and enhanced student achievement. The plan must be satisfied by the educator and maintained locally by the LUA.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity.</B> The initial permit is valid for three (3) years and may be extended for multiple three (3)-year cycles upon completion of specific requirements outlined in correspondence accompanying the Permit and "Satisfactory," "Proficient" or "Exemplary" performance evaluations on the statewide evaluation instrument.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Foreign Language.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An individual with fluency in a foreign language for which Georgia has a certificate field may receive an initial permit if all of the following conditions have been met: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(7)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The individual holds a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution, or the U.S. equivalent of a bachelor's degree or higher based on a GaPSC-accepted Foreign Credential Report (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.29" href="505-2-.29">505-2-.29</a> EVALUATION OF CREDIT EARNED OUTSIDE OF THE U.S);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(7)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The individual is proficient in English, as determined by the LUA;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(7)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The employing Georgia LUA requests the permit following procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(7)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The individual has passed the appropriate GACE Content Assessment at the Induction or Professional level, or has passed the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) at the levels indicated in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.26" href="505-2-.26">505-2-.26</a> CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE ASSESSMENTS.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(7)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To extend the permit in foreign language for three (3)-year periods, the individual must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(7)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass or meet exemption requirements for the Georgia Program Admission assessment (Information on the assessment is posted on the GaPSC website at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(7)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(7)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy the locally-developed PLP; and </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(7)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the extension following procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(7)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The foreign language permit is suggested as a means to utilize international speakers to teach the less-commonly taught languages which have been approved for the Georgia P-12 curriculum, such as Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Hindi, Urdu and Turkish. NOTE: A Permit is not available in the language field of Greek (Classical).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Performing Artists: Art, Dance, Drama and Music.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Initial permits in the fields of Art, Dance, Drama and Music may be issued to performing artists who meet all of the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(8)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(8)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a minimum of three (3) years of occupational experience in the performing arts field in which the permit is requested; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(8)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the permit following procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(8)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To extend a performing arts permit for three (3) years, the individual must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(8)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass or meet exemption requirements for the Georgia Program Admission assessment (Information on the assessment is posted on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(8)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(8)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy the locally-developed PLP;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(8)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For the fields of art and music, pass the GACE content assessment at the Induction level or higher; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(8)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the extension following procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC)</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(9)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Initial permits in the field of JROTC may be issued to individuals meeting all of the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(9)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(9)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold official military retirement orders, or a DD Form 214 Member Copy #4, with Block #24 reflecting honorable retirement from a branch of military service (Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, or Navy). National Guard personnel may, in lieu of the DD Form 214, use NGB Form 22, with Block #24 reflecting honorable retirement; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(9)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the permit following procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(9)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To extend the JROTC Permit for three (3)-year periods, the individual must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(9)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a letter or certificate from a branch of military service verifying successful completion of all required JROTC instructor training for full branch certification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(9)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(9)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy the locally-developed PLP which, in addition to the components outlined in paragraph (5)(b), may also include respective military service branch re-certification requirements; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(9)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the extension following procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(9)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No other permit fields or endorsements may be added to the JROTC Permit. No other certificate types (teaching, service, leadership, etc.) may be added to the JROTC Permit unless the individual completes appropriate educator preparation programs outlined in the appropriate rules and converts the permit to an Induction or renewable professional certificate at level four (4) or higher.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(9)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Salaries for JROTC instructors are not calculated in the same way as other certified personnel. Determination of JROTC instructor salary is negotiated by the LUA in accordance with United States Code, Title 10 Armed Forces, Part III, Chapter 102 Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps and appropriate Georgia Department of Education rules regarding state salaries and supplements and experience for salary purposes. When JROTC units are established, the respective military service branch will provide instructor pay information to LUAs.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(9)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> JROTC Permits will be issued designating a specific branch of service program (Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corps or Navy). Each state-approved JROTC curriculum course, with the specified service branch that is designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPs) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(9)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals who hold an associate's degree or higher and have completed the requirements outlined above to extend the initial three (3)-year permit may convert the JROTC Permit to the Induction certificate upon completion of the requirements outlined in section (12) below.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Superintendent</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(10)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the discretion of an employing Georgia LUA, an initial permit may be issued in the field of Superintendent to individuals from outside the traditional educational route who are selected to serve in the leadership role of Superintendent, if all of the following conditions are met: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(10)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a master's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(10)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a minimum of three (3) years of business, management, leadership and/or instructional experiences acceptable to the employing LUA as meeting qualifications for employment; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(10)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the permit following procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(10)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To extend the permit in Superintendent for three (3) years, the individual must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(10)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass or meet exemption requirements for the Georgia Program Admission assessment (Information on the assessment is posted on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(10)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the appropriate GACE content assessment at the Professional level (Information on content assessments is posted on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(10)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership - Program Exit Assessment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(10)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy the locally-developed PLP; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(10)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the extension following procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(10)(b)5.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If requirements in (10)(b) (1) or (2) have not been satisfied for the extension, the chair of the Board of Education must submit a letter supporting the extension.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Career and Technical Specializations</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(11)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the discretion of an employing Georgia LUA, an initial permit may be issued in one of the Career and Technical Specializations (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.90" href="505-2-.90">505-2-.90</a> CAREER AND TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS) to individuals who meet the entry requirements outlined in the rule including at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(11)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To extend the permit in Career and Technical Specializations for (3)-year periods, the individual must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(11)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass or meet exemption requirements for the Georgia Program Admission assessment (Information on the assessment is posted on the GaPSC website at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(11)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete industry testing or licensure standards if the field did not require it for initial issuance;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(11)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(11)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy the locally-developed PLP; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(11)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the extension following procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Engineering and Technology</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(12)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the discretion of an employing Georgia LUA, an initial permit may be issued in Engineering and Technology (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.89" href="505-2-.89">505-2-.89</a> ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY) if all of the following conditions have been met: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(12)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The individual holds a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution, or the U.S. equivalent of a bachelor's degree or higher based on a GaPSC-accepted Foreign Credential Report (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.29" href="505-2-.29">505-2-.29</a> EVALUATION OF CREDIT EARNED OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.); and </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(12)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The employing Georgia LUA requests the permit following procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(12)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To extend the permit in Engineering and Technology for three (3)-year periods, the individual must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(12)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass or meet exemption requirements for the Georgia Program Admission assessment (Information on the assessment is posted on the GaPSC website at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(12)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the GACE content assessment at the Induction level or higher as indicated in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.26" href="505-2-.26">505-2-.26</a> CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE ASSESSMENTS; </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(12)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(12)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy the locally-developed PLP; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(12)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the extension following procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Healthcare Science</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(13)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the discretion of an employing Georgia LUA, an initial permit may be issued in Healthcare Science (See GaPSC <a title="505-2-.87" href="505-2-.87">505-2-.87</a> HEALTHCARE SCIENCE) to individuals who meet the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(13)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher in a healthcare-related field;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(13)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a current healthcare professional license, registration, or certification that relates to the healthcare field and has been issued by an appropriate governing or regulatory body; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(13)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a minimum of two (2) years of occupational work experience in the healthcare field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(13)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To extend the permit in Healthcare Science for three (3)-year periods, the individual must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(13)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass or meet exemption requirements for the Georgia Program Admission assessment (Information on the assessment is posted on the GaPSC website at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>); </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(13)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(13)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy the locally-developed PLP; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(13)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the extension following procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-27 CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Conversion.</B> An individual holding a Permit in a teaching field and seeking renewable professional certification must meet all requirements for issuance of the Induction Pathway 1, Pathway 2, or Standard Professional certificate as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE and GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(14)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conversion of a Permit in a foreign language field to a Professional certificate requires a passing score on the GACE content assessment at the Induction level or higher. If no GACE content assessment is available in the foreign language field, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) must be passed at the levels indicated in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.26" href="505-2-.26">505-2-.26</a> CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE ASSESSMENTS. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.10(15)">(15)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Grandfathering.</B> All valid permits issued prior to the effective date of this rule shall continue in effect and be extended, as long as there is no break in the validity period, based on completion of the requirements in existence at the time the permit was issued. If the permit is allowed to expire, all requirements in effect for the new permit must be satisfied at the time of application.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.11" name="505-2-.11" title="505-2-.11">Rule 505-2-.11 International Exchange Certificate</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Purpose. The International Exchange Certificate is a time-limited certificate designed to allow eligible educators with J-1 Exchange Visitor Visas from other nations to come to the United States to teach in Georgia schools. The certificate is non-renewable and is only issued for teaching fields. The intent of this certificate is to provide a cultural exchange (not necessarily a physical teacher exchange between two countries) for Georgia students and international teachers. Should the educator wish to continue teaching in Georgia beyond the expiration of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa, all requirements for the Induction, Professional or Non-Renewable Professional certificate must be satisfied.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligibility Requirements. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To qualify for the International Exchange Certificate, an applicant shall meet the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold primary citizenship outside of the United States and be employed by a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA) while participating in an authorized Exchange Visitor Program;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold the U.S. equivalent of a bachelor's degree or higher or the equivalent as accepted through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.29" href="505-2-.29">505-2-.29</a> EVALUATION OF CREDIT EARNED OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold foreign educator credentials in a teaching field comparable to those recognized in Georgia;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(2)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Be proficient in English (as determined by the local unit of administration); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(2)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the certificate requested by the employing Georgia LUA.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An International Exchange Certificate cannot be issued to an individual previously certified in Georgia with any title or type of certificate other than the International Exchange Certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Application Requirements. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The application packet must contain an Employer Assurance Form which reflects the request for the International Exchange certificate, an acceptable Foreign Credential Report, a photocopy of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa, and sufficient documentation to verify all other eligibility requirements. See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.29" href="505-2-.29">505-2-.29</a> EVALUATION OF CREDIT EARNED OUTSIDE OF THE U.S.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Mentoring Requirements. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LUA shall establish a mentor system in order to provide international exchange teachers with such things as: orientation to the school; guidance, including appropriate resources, in the basic principles of curriculum, instruction and classroom management; and on-going induction support as they adjust to professional expectations and the school situation.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reissuance or Extension of the Certificate. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an exchange teacher completes one exchange teacher experience in an authorized Exchange Visitor Program in Georgia and returns to his/her native country for a minimum of one year, he/she may, at the request of an Georgia LUA, be issued another International Exchange Certificate for one (1) additional exchange teacher experience in an authorized Exchange Visitor Program. To be eligible for the second exchange teacher experience, the applicant must meet eligibility requirements outlined in paragraph (2) above.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.11(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an exchange teacher wishes to continue teaching in Georgia beyond the expiration of the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa without returning to his/her native country, all requirements for the Induction, Professional or Non-Renewable Professional certificate must be satisfied and the certificate must be requested by a Georgia LUA.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.12" name="505-2-.12" title="505-2-.12">Rule 505-2-.12 Life Certificate</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.12(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Background and Issuance. Life certificates were issued prior to July 1, 1974, to educators eligible under requirements in place at that time. Life certificates remain in effect, but any new field added after that date will hold a non-life title. However, if all certificate fields have the Life certificate title, new endorsements may continue to be added with the Life title. After the first non-Life title certificate is issued, all new endorsements will be added as a non-Life certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.12(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Validity. Once issued, the life status remains in effect without any renewal requirements and will be renewed automatically by the GaPSC prior to the end validity date listed on the certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.12(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE). Life certificates may be upgraded to higher certificate levels without altering the validity period of the life certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.12(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Academic Content Concentrations. Holders of Life certificates in the Special Education fields, if assigned as the teacher of record in core academic content concentrations, must meet content concentration requirements as outlined in the appropriate GaPSC rule.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.13" name="505-2-.13" title="505-2-.13">Rule 505-2-.13 Waiver Certificate</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.13(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> A Waiver certificate may be issued at the request of a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA), and at the discretion of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC), to individuals who have not satisfied all certification requirements. This includes: candidates completing GaPSC- or state-approved educator preparation programs leading to Induction Pathway One or Induction Pathway Two certification that have not attained a passing score on the GACE content assessment, Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment or GaPSC-approved content pedagogy assessment (edTPA); and educators with two unremediated, unsatisfactory, needs development or ineffective evaluations. The GaPSC will review the completed application and, if approved, a one (1)-year non-renewable Waiver certificate will be issued.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.13(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Eligibility Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.13(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To be eligible for a Waiver certificate, the applicant shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.13(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution, unless Georgia does not require a bachelor's degree for the specific field or requires a higher degree. Minimum degree requirements are defined in the applicable teaching, service or leadership rule. Applicants requesting a field requiring a bachelor's degree must document one of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.13(2)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A bachelor's degree from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution and admittance to a master's degree program or state-approved educator preparation program, including Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.13(2)(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A bachelor's degree from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution awarded ten (10) years or more prior to the date of application for certification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.13(2)(a)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A bachelor's degree from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution awarded within ten (10) years of application with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.13(2)(a)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A bachelor's degree from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution awarded within ten (10) years of application with an overall GPA of less than 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and a master's degree from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution; and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.13(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have adequate time to complete all remaining requirements for the type of certificate requested within one (1) year.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.13(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Application Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.13(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The application for the Waiver certificate must be submitted by the employing Georgia LUA.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.13(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The LUA must submit a written waiver request verifying that the applicant is the most qualified candidate for employment.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.13(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity.</B> The Waiver certificate is issued for a maximum validity period of one (1)-year and may not be renewed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.13(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Highly Qualified Status.</B> An individual holding a Waiver certificate does not satisfy Federal "Highly Qualified" requirements as outlined in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 2001 (No Child Left Behind). For complete highly qualified requirements, including assessment, please refer to Section II of the Title II, Part A LEA Handbook available from the Georgia Department of Education at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gadoe.org" target="_blank">www.gadoe.org</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.14" name="505-2-.14" title="505-2-.14">Rule 505-2-.14 Endorsements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> In addition to full-field certificates, Georgia educators may be issued endorsements in specific areas to recognize additional expertise. In some areas, the endorsement is required in order to be considered in-field in a designated area, while in other cases the endorsement is not required but simply strengthens and enhances competency levels. At the same time, some endorsements authorize the educator to work in the designated area only at the grade level and subject matter of the base certificate while other endorsements authorize work in all subjects at specific grade levels. Specific information is found in the in-field statement in each endorsement rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Base Certificate Requirements.</B> Each endorsement rule indicates which type of base certificate field (teaching, service or leadership) must be held to add the endorsement. A few endorsements may be added to more than one (1) certificate type, as specified by the appropriate endorsement rule. Endorsements added to service or leadership certificates are not considered the equivalent of a teaching certificate for purposes of adding a teaching certificate by the test-in option as described in paragraph (1)(a)2 of GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements.</B> Endorsements may be initially issued as Standard Professional, Advanced Professional, Lead Professional, Non-Renewable Professional or Supplemental Induction certificates depending on base certificate title, unless otherwise stated in the appropriate endorsement field rule. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To be eligible for a renewable professional endorsement, the educator must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid certificate and meet any other requirements outlined in the appropriate endorsement field rule; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fulfill one of the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(3)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete a state-approved program in the endorsement field and receive verification of program completion from the approved provider; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(3)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold or have held an out-of-state certificate in an endorsement field comparable to an endorsement field offered by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To be eligible for a two (2)-year Non-Renewable endorsement, the educator must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid, renewable professional or Permit certificate and meet any other requirements outlined in the appropriate endorsement field rule: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(3)(b)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The only Non-Renewable Professional endorsement that may be added to a Permit certificate is the Non-Renewable Professional English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) endorsement, which may be added to a valid Permit certificate in any foreign language field; and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(3)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the endorsement requested by an employing Georgia local unit of administration (LUA).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To be eligible for a Supplemental Induction endorsement, the educator must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(3)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid, Induction Pathway 1, 2, or 3 certificate and meet any other requirements outlined in the appropriate endorsement field rule;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(3)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Be enrolled in a GaPSC-approved program for that endorsement field; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(3)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the endorsement requested by an employing Georgia LUA.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Special Georgia Requirements do not apply to endorsement fields.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The validity period for a renewable professional endorsement is the same as for the base certificate it endorses and will be renewed when the endorsed base certificate is renewed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The validity period for a Non-Renewable Professional endorsement is two (2) years.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The validity period for a Supplemental Induction endorsement is the same as for the base certificate it endorses.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.14(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Endorsement fields require that the base certificate field be maintained.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.15" name="505-2-.15" title="505-2-.15">Rule 505-2-.15 Adjunct License</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The Adjunct License is a type of certification document for the individual with: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Specific knowledge, skills, and experience in an engineering, medical, dental, pharmaceutical, veterinarian, legal, accounting, or arts profession, or any other professional position approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC); or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Instructional experience in a branch of the U.S. military or a GaPSC-accepted accredited college or university; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Specific training or knowledge in a teaching field that is considered a low incidence field for Georgia local units of administration (LUAs);and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Who is eligible to provide instruction in one or more of the following certification fields: English, Reading, Mathematics, Science, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, History, Political Science, Geography, Economics, Art, Music, Behavioral Science, foreign language fields, the Performing Arts fields of Dance and Drama, the Special Education field of Visual Impairment or Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) fields.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements.</B> To be eligible for the Adjunct license, the applicant must be employed by a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA) or contracted to serve students in low incidence fields and the request for issuance of the license must be submitted electronically to the GaPSC by the employing LUA utilizing procedures found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.org" target="_blank">www.gapsc.org</a>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 1 - Academic Content Areas. The individual must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a bachelor's degree or higher with any major from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution of higher education;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verify a minimum of two (2) years of occupational experience applicable to the field of certification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have passed the appropriate GACE content assessment at the Professional level for the field(s) being taught or hold the appropriate professional licensure for the profession or field of instructional experience (see list on GaPSC website at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet the GaPSC Standards of Conduct; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Be assigned a mentor/coach from the same local unit of administration (LUA)who holds renewable professional certification in the same general subject area(s) in which the licensee is teaching.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 2 - Performing Arts fields: Dance, Drama and CTAE fields. The individual must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution of higher education, unless the GaPSC requires a minimum of an associate's degree for renewable professional certification in the field requested. Degree requirements for CTAE fields are outlined for each specialization in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.08" href="505-2-.08">505-2-.08</a> CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verify a minimum of two (2) years occupational experience applicable to the field of certification;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have passed the appropriate industry test or hold professional licensure for the profession as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.87" href="505-2-.87">505-2-.87</a> HEATH CARE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION (HSTE) or GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.90" href="505-2-.90">505-2-.90</a> TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet the GaPSC Standards of Conduct; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Be assigned a mentor/coach from the same LUA who holds renewable professional certification in the same general subject area(s) in which the licensee is teaching.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 3 - Visual Impairment. The individual must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy one of the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(c)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have completed a state-approved educator preparation program leading to certification in the field; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(c)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid or expired out-of-state professional certificate in the field; and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet the GaPSC Standards of Conduct (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS);</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The request for issuance of the Adjunct License in the appropriate teaching field(s) must be submitted electronically to the GaPSC by the employing LUA utilizing procedures found on the GaPSC website at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.org" target="_blank">www.gapsc.org</a>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Adjunct License issued to the licensee will show the teaching field(s) issued by the GaPSC and the LUA in which he or she is authorized to teach.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It is the responsibility of the employing LUA to assure that the licensee is not teaching in one LUA for more than a total of fifty (50) percent of the school day.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adjunct license holders are not eligible to add new fields or endorsements with the following exception: Adjunct license holders in English, Drama, and Audio/Video Technology &amp; Film may add the Dramatic Writing Micro-Endorsement. Information on the Micro-Endorsement requirements may be found in the appropriate endorsement rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Adjunct License is valid for one (1) year and may be renewed by the employing LUA upon meeting the requirements for renewal, as specified by the system.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Salary for Adjunct License holders is determined by the LUA.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Adjunct License is not convertible to any other type of GaPSC certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.15(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-field Statement.</B> It is the responsibility of the LUA to assure that Adjunct License holders are assigned only within the subject field(s) associated with the license.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.16" name="505-2-.16" title="505-2-.16">Rule 505-2-.16 Educational Interpreter License</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Background.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA PL 108-446) is the federal law that mandates special education services for qualified individuals with disabilities. The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 04, covers the educational interpreting accommodation. The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE), Code <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Rules and Regulations/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=160-4-7-.14&amp;title=160#" target="_newtab">160-4-7-.14</a>, governs the minimum state requirements for Georgia Educational Interpreters. Each local unit of administration (LUA) is responsible for ensuring that all applicable federal and state requirements are met; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All Georgia Educational Interpreters must hold a valid state license issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The requirements described herein provide the expectations for acquiring and maintaining the Georgia Educational Interpreter License. This license will aid in the identification of the most qualified Educational interpreters, while also enforcing state standards for Educational Interpreters. The Educational Interpreter License assures that individuals functioning as interpreters in schools meet the requirements outlined by the GaPSC. The interpreter participates as a team member in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process and should know and understand the IEP goals and objectives. It is the responsibility of the LUA to assure that personnel who provide educational interpreting services, regardless of job title, hold the Educational Interpreter License.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Initial Licensure Requirements:</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid certification through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID); or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) at level 3.5 or higher within five (5) years preceding the date of application and hold a bachelor's degree or higher in any field from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution of higher education. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(3)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the applicant is applying for licensure with the EIPA and does not meet the degree requirement, the initial five (5)-year license will be issued and the degree requirement must be met for renewal.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Non-Renewable Licensure Requirements:</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the applicant does not meet (3)(a)1 or (3)(a)2, excluding the degree requirement, a one(1)-year Non-Renewable license in this field may be issued at the request of an employing Georgia LUA for completion of this requirement; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the applicant does not meet renewal requirements outlined in 8(a), a one (1)-year Non-Renewable license may be requested by the employing Georgia LUA to allow time for completion of renewal requirements.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>RID and EIPA.</B> Information on RID may be accessed at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://rid.org" target="_blank">http://rid.org</a>. Information on the EIPA may be accessed at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.classroominterpreting.org/home.asp" target="_blank">http://www.classroominterpreting.org/home.asp</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Special Georgia Requirements.</B> The applicant is not required to satisfy any Special Georgia Requirements other than the standards of conduct;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Educational Interpreter License is valid for five (5) years and determines the subsequent renewal cycle;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(7)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The validity period for the Non-Renewable license will vary depending on the outstanding conditions required to obtain the renewable license. These requirements will be outlined in correspondence from the GaPSC Certification Division at the time of issuance;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(7)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The effective date and beginning validity of the license is governed by the date the complete application package is received by the GaPSC Certification Division and requirements are met for issuance of the license; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(7)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Should an Educational Interpreter employed by an LUA change employers, it is not necessary to issue a new license until expiration.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To renew the license, the interpreter must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(8)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy renewal requirements as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(8)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid RID Certification or submit official documentation verifying the EIPA assessment has been completed during the validity period established on the license. If the initial license required completion of a bachelor-s degree, all degree requirements must be completed before the applicant may apply for renewal. Renewal requirements must be completed before the applicant may apply for renewal. Renewal requirements for expired licenses must have been completed within the five (5)-year period preceding the date of the application for renewal. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(8)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a score of 4.0 or higher is achieved on the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA), as documented on an official score report, the interpreter will not be required to pass the assessment for license renewal purposes.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.16(9)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educational Interpreter License holders are in-field to facilitate equivalent access for deaf/hard of hearing students in the various communication exchanges that occur in all school related activities. Interpreters ascertain goals of each educational setting and communicate information clearly in the student's language. Equally important, the interpreter communicates the student's language in spoken English for staff and students. Educational interpreters promote the greatest possible level of participation and independence for students in educational settings.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.17" name="505-2-.17" title="505-2-.17">Rule 505-2-.17 Non-Instructional Aide License</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.17(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Purpose. A Non-Instructional Aide takes no independent actions, has no decision-making authority regarding instructional matters, and performs only routine tasks assigned by personnel with higher certification.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.17(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requirements. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.17(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant must be employed as a non-instructional aide by a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA). The request for issuance of the license must be submitted electronically to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) by the employing LUA utilizing procedures found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.org" target="_blank">www.gapsc.org</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.17(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-instructional aides must hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.17(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-instructional aides are not required to satisfy any Special Georgia Requirements other than standards of conduct.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.17(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The employing LUA shall provide a minimum of thirty (30) clock hours of job-related training within the first year of employment of a non-instructional aide. A minimum of ten (10) clock hours shall occur within the first thirty (30) days of employment.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.17(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Validity. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.17(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Non-Instructional Aide license is valid for five (5) years, with the beginning date of the first five (5)-year certificate to be the date of employment and the ending date to be June 30 of the fifth certificate year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.17(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Should a non-instructional aide change employment, it is not necessary to issue a new license until the expiration of the validity period. Course work taken for renewal credit at the previous employing LUA may be transferred for renewal at the discretion of the LUA.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.17(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Renewal. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.17(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To renew the license the non-instructional aide must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.17(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Be employed as a non-instructional aide in a Georgia LUA; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.17(4)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete a minimum of twenty (20) clock hours of job-related training provided by the employing LUA for license renewal prior to expiration of the license.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.17(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The request for renewal must be submitted electronically by the employing LUA to the GaPSC utilizing procedures found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.org" target="_blank">www.gapsc.org</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.17(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In-Field Statement. Non-instructional aides are in-field to perform duties as defined in paragraph (1) above.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.18" name="505-2-.18" title="505-2-.18">Rule 505-2-.18 Paraprofessional License</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Background.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> On January 8, 2002, federal legislation known as the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) established mandatory federal guidelines for the hiring of paraprofessionals in specified school settings. These guidelines are found in Section 1119 of the federal legislation, and are available on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>. Each local unit of administration (LUA) is responsible for ensuring that all applicable federal requirements are met.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> While the federal hiring requirements apply only to designated paraprofessional positions, all Georgia Paraprofessionals must hold a valid state license issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals who hold a valid Professional certificate in a teaching, service or leadership field are in-field to perform assigned paraprofessional responsibilities in grades P-12 and are not required to hold a Paraprofessional license.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements:</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant must be employed as a paraprofessional by a Georgia LUA. The request for issuance of the license must be submitted electronically to the GaPSC by the employing LUA utilizing procedures found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.org" target="_blank">www.gapsc.org</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant must meet one of the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher in any subject from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have completed two (2) years of college coursework (sixty [60] semester hours) above the remedial level with a grade of "C" or better at a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have passed the GACE Paraprofessional Assessment. If eligibility is established through the assessment, the applicant must also hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Completion of a GaPSC-approved Paraprofessional Preparation Program shall also meet certificate eligibility requirements and satisfy ESEA hiring requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Employing LUAs are responsible for ensuring that all applicable federal ESEA hiring requirements are met.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Paraprofessional license is valid for five (5) years, with the beginning date of the first five (5)-year certificate to be the date of employment and the ending date to be June 30 of the fifth certificate year.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To renew the license the applicant must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Be employed as a paraprofessional in a Georgia LUA; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(4)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy renewal requirements as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(4)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals holding expired paraprofessional licenses issued prior to the implementation of the requirements outlined in section (2), above, must meet those requirements in addition to renewal requirements.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Should a paraprofessional change employing LUA, it is not necessary to issue a new certificate until the expiration of the validity period. Course work taken for renewal credit at the previous LUA may be transferred for renewal at the discretion of the gaining LUA.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the request of an employing Georgia LUA, a one (1)-year Non-Renewable Paraprofessional license may be issued to individuals holding expired paraprofessional licenses who need to meet renewal requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The request for renewal must be submitted electronically by the employing LUA to the GaPSC utilizing procedures found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.org" target="_blank">www.gapsc.org</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.18(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement.</B> Paraprofessional licenses are not issued with specific field designations. Individuals with a Paraprofessional license, as well as individuals who hold a valid renewable professional certificate in any teaching, service, or leadership field, are in-field to perform assigned paraprofessional responsibilities in grades P-12.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.19" name="505-2-.19" title="505-2-.19">Rule 505-2-.19 Support Personnel License</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.19(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The Support Personnel license is a type of license for individuals who serve in positions of leadership over support functions in the local unit of administration (LUA). Such positions include but are not limited to: finance, transportation, public relations, personnel, staff development, facilities, planning, evaluation, research, assessment and technology coordination. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.19(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It is the responsibility of the LUA to assure that personnel assigned to support personnel positions of leadership hold the Support Personnel license. The LUA may elect to require the Educational Leadership Certificate for these assignments at their discretion. In such cases, they can be listed on the Georgia Department of Education Certified Personnel Information (CPI) report.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.19(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.19(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Support Personnel license holders must meet all job requirements as determined by the LUA.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.19(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Support Personnel license holders are not required to satisfy any Special Georgia Requirements other than standards of conduct.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.19(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Support Personnel licenses must be requested by the employing LUA.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.19(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.19(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Support Personnel license is valid for five (5) years.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.19(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Should a Support Personnel license holder change employing LUAs, it is not necessary to issue a new license until the expiration of the validity period. However, the gaining LUA is responsible for developing a new Professional Development Plan (PLP).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.19(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal.</B> The Support Personnel license may be renewed upon meeting the PLP requirements for renewal, as specified by the LUA.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.19(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Salary.</B> Salaries for Support Personnel license holders are determined by the LUA.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.19(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement.</B> Support Personnel license holders are in-field to perform duties as specified for the position by the LUA.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.20" name="505-2-.20" title="505-2-.20">Rule 505-2-.20 Substitute Teaching</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Substitute teacher - an individual employed to serve in the absence of the regularly employed teacher. The term substitute teacher also applies to a person temporarily employed to teach a class that does not have a regular teacher.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Substitute teacher list - a list of persons approved by the local unit of administration (LUA) or its designee to serve as substitute teachers.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each LUA shall maintain and employ from a substitute teacher list.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Priority shall be given to persons with the highest qualifications. The qualifications are ranked as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Possession of one of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(b)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A valid or expired Induction teaching certificate (except if issued based on Pathway 4);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(b)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A valid or expired renewable professional teaching certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(b)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A valid or expired Georgia Certificate of Eligibility for an Induction or renewable professional teaching certificate and a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(b)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A valid Georgia Retired Educator certificate;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Completion of a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Completion of at least one (1) or more years of postsecondary training beyond a high school diploma ranked in order of number of years completed;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Possession of a high school diploma;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Possession of a GED certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A substitute teacher having qualifications lower on the priority list may be employed if that person has performed effectively on previous occasions and/or has the appropriate in-field experience.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As a minimum, each substitute teacher shall hold a high school diploma or GED equivalent and have participated in at least four (4) hours of initial substitute teacher training provided by the employing Georgia LUA. Those individuals who possess a valid or expired Georgia professional teaching certificate or Paraprofessional certificate are exempt from the training requirement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any classroom teacher absence or vacancy that lasts forty-six (46) or more consecutive days in a school year shall be filled with a certified in-field teacher, except in situations where longer periods of time are required by state or federal law.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Substitute teachers who hold only a high school diploma or GED certificate shall not work in any one classroom more than ten (10) consecutive days.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.20(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> School leadership personnel shall ensure that instructional leadership and classroom management are maintained by the substitute teacher to assure minimal interruption of student progress.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.21" name="505-2-.21" title="505-2-.21">Rule 505-2-.21 Certification by Interstate Reciprocity</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Background. Reciprocity is a term commonly used when individuals certified in one state or jurisdiction seeks certification in another. Unfortunately, many individuals assume the term guarantees that they will automatically receive a professional certificate in the new state without having to satisfy any additional requirements. This is not always the case, since each receiving state may impose special state requirements which must be met within a specified period of time.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> NASDTEC Interstate Agreement. The National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) offers member states the opportunity to participate in the Interstate Agreement, which governs the details of interstate reciprocity. This agreement enables a state to review the preparation and certification standards of all other states and jurisdictions for specific certificate types (teacher, administrator, support and vocational). Each state may then sign the agreement with other state certificate types that meet its own minimum standards for preparation and certification. Some states may choose to not sign with another state for any certificate type because of significant differences in standards. Others may sign with another state to accept their teaching certificates, but to not accept their administrator or support certificates. Specific information on the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement, including which states have signed with other states and in what certificate areas, may be found on the NASDTEC website at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.nasdtec.org" target="_blank">www.nasdtec.org</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requirements. An out-of-state educator meeting the requirements outlined below may qualify for a Georgia educator certificate. An out-of-state educator is defined as an individual who holds or has held a professional certificate issued by another state, country or jurisdiction that has signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement. An out-of-state professional certificate is defined as an educator certificate for which the individual has met all requirements in the state or jurisdiction of issuance. If employment or experience is required for issuance of an out-of-state professional certificate, a letter of eligibility for a professional certificate will be accepted as long as the only outstanding requirements are employment and/or experience. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An out-of-state educator who meets the following conditions will be eligible for a Georgia Professional certificate: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a minimum of three (3) years of successful full-time out-of-state experience (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution, unless Georgia does not require a degree for the comparable certificate type;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet or exempt all applicable Special Georgia Requirements, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)(a)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An out-of-state educator who does not meet the Special Education requirement may still qualify for an initial Georgia Professional certificate. This requirement must be completed as part of professional learning requirements before the educator may renew or convert the initial Georgia certificate; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)(a)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To qualify for the Professional certificate, the GACE content exam must be passed at the Professional level, unless exempted as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS; and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia local unit of administration (LUA) request the certificate: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)(a)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An out-of-state educator who meets all requirements for the Professional certificate with the exception of employment by a Georgia LUA is eligible for a Georgia Certificate of Eligibility for a Professional certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.23" href="505-2-.23">505-2-.23</a> CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An out-of-state educator who meets the following conditions will be eligible for a Georgia Induction certificate: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution, unless Georgia does not require a degree for the comparable certificate type;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet or exempt all applicable Special Georgia Requirements, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)(b)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An out-of-state educator who does not meet the Special Education requirement may still qualify for an initial Georgia Induction certificate. This requirement must be completed as part of professional learning requirements before the educator may renew or convert the initial Georgia certificate; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)(b)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To qualify for the Induction certificate, the GACE content exam must be passed at the Induction level or higher, unless exempted as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS; and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the certificate: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(3)(b)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An out-of-state educator who meets all requirements for the Induction certificate with the exception of employment by a Georgia LUA is eligible for a Georgia Certificate of Eligibility for an Induction certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.23" href="505-2-.23">505-2-.23</a> CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Comparability. The Georgia certificate to be issued must be comparable to the certificate held in the other state or jurisdiction. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals holding certification in fields not recognized as comparable for certification in Georgia must meet minimum standards for a recognized Georgia field. For example, while some states certify individuals in "Journalism", Georgia has no comparable educator certificate. Out-of-state journalism teachers may apply for a Georgia Non-Renewable Professional certificate in English and must satisfy all requirements for that field. During that time period, they are in-field to Journalism as well as English.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals holding out-of-state certification in areas recognized as endorsements in Georgia will be issued an Induction or Professional certificate in that field if all requirements are met.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certification Level. The level assigned to a certificate indicates the highest degree level recognized by the GaPSC that has been awarded to the certificate holder. Georgia does not issue a certificate level based on college hours beyond a degree. Example: A Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study or Masters+ does not lead to a higher certificate level. Because certificate levels seldom mean the same among different states, the level is not considered part of the Interstate Agreement. Information on the Georgia certificate level is found in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.02" href="505-2-.02">505-2-.02</a> CLASSIFICATION.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.21(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educational Leadership. Georgia has modified portions of the Interstate Agreement (Reciprocity) procedures for the field of Educational Leadership. Out-of-state individuals who apply for initial Georgia certification in Educational Leadership after December 15, 2010, and who hold out-of-state leadership certification based on completion of a state-approved leadership program at level five (5) with less than three (3) years of experience in a leadership position must complete a GaPSC-approved Educational Leadership Performance-Based program at level six (6) or seven (7), as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.153" href="505-2-.153">505-2-.153</a> EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP. Educators working in Georgia schools who choose to attend non-GaPSC approved leadership programs will not be processed under full reciprocity procedures. Certificate upgrade rules for all existing Georgia certificates, as found in GaPSC Rules <a title="505-2-.02" href="505-2-.02">505-2-.02</a> CLASSIFICATION and <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE, will apply under reciprocity. Those Georgia educators who attend non-GaPSC approved leadership programs will not, however, be eligible for Professional Educational Leadership certificates.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.22" name="505-2-.22" title="505-2-.22">Rule 505-2-.22 Certification by State-Approved Program</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Background.</B> State-approved programs are professional education programs based on established state standards and delivered as traditional or alternative routes to certification. Such programs, usually provided by colleges/universities, school systems, Regional Educational Services Agencies (RESAs), private providers or collaborative arrangements between any of these agencies, must be approved by the appropriate state agency in order to verify completion of certification programs. Program standards and requirements are based on preparation necessary to obtain a certificate, and state-approved programs may or may not require a specific degree. Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC)-approved programs include those that result in certificates as well as endorsements. A listing of GaPSC-approved programs may be found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>. Information concerning program approval standards and procedures may be found on the GaPSC web site <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Out-of-State Programs.</B> The GaPSC may certify applicants who have completed state-approved educator preparation programs in any state under the following conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The educator preparation program was approved by the state approval authority in a state that approves teacher preparation programs, the program was approved for the field in which the educator completed the program and the program held approval status during the year in which the applicant completed the program. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the specific field of Speech and Language Pathology, the GaPSC shall accept <U>ASHA</U>-approved programs that are not state-approved but are completed at GaPSC-accepted accredited institutions.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant has completed all state-approved program requirements and the authorized official at the program provider has verified program completion on the appropriate GaPSC form.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The program was completed in a field recognized by the GaPSC. If the program was completed in an area recognized in Georgia as an endorsement only, the applicant will be eligible for the appropriate endorsement certificate in that field.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant has completed field experiences or clinical practice including student teaching. If field experiences, clinical practice or student teaching were completed in a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA) requiring GaPSC certification, the applicant must have worked with a cooperating teacher holding renewable professional certification in the field in which the applicant completed a state-approved certification program, or in a closely related field as outlined below. If they were completed in a Georgia LUA that has the legal authority to waive certification, the cooperating teacher must, at a minimum meet federal requirements as a Highly Qualified teacher under Title II A regulations. If the cooperating teacher does not meet these requirements, the clinical practice or field experience does not meet Georgia certification requirements and will not be accepted. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following fields are considered closely related for the purposes of cooperating teachers for field experiences, clinical practice, or student teaching: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(2)(d)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A candidate earning certification in Birth through Kindergarten may work with a cooperating teacher certified in Elementary Education;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(2)(d)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A candidate earning certification in Middle Grades may work with a cooperating teacher certified in the corresponding secondary (6-12) field;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(2)(d)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A candidate earning certification in a foreign language field may work with a cooperating teacher certified in any other foreign language field;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(2)(d)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A candidate earning certification in Science (6-12) may work with a cooperating teacher certified in any other secondary science field (Biology, Chemistry, Earth/Space Science, or Physics), and a candidate earning certification in any of the secondary science fields may work with a cooperating teacher certified in Science (6-12);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(2)(d)1.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A candidate earning certification in a Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education (CTAE) field may work with a cooperating teacher certified in any other CTAE field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-State Programs.</B> GaPSC-approved programs shall include all course work specified in Special Georgia Requirements, outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.24 SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS</U>. However, the content assessment is not considered part of the approved program, but is a separate state requirement for certification. GaPSC-approved program providers may verify approved program completion for an individual who has completed all program requirements, to include the Special Georgia Requirements, with the exception of the content assessment. Without the completed assessment, the individual will not be eligible for any certificate unless requested by an employing Georgia local unit of administration (LUA). Upon such a request, a one (1)-year Waiver certificate may be issued.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Advanced Degrees</B>. In order to qualify for a certificate level upgrade, an educator must complete an advanced degree program that meets specific quality standard sout lined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.33 CERTIFICATE UPGRADE</U>. These standards apply to all advanced degree programs, even those that are state-approved.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Educational Leadership.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Educational Leadership programs that lead to certification in Educational Leadership must be Performance-Based programs, as described in GaPSC Rules <U>505-3-.58 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP PROGRAM</U> and <U>505-2-.153 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP</U>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia applies reciprocity to initial out-of-state Educational Leadership certificate holders based on completion of a state-approved program at level six (6) or seven (7), and also at level five (5) when the educator has at least three (3) years of successful experience in a leadership position as outlined in Rule <U>505-2-.153 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP</U>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.22(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Resources. GaPSC-approved programs for all fields are listed on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.23" name="505-2-.23" title="505-2-.23">Rule 505-2-.23 Certificate of Eligibility</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.23(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Procedures.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.23(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> With the effective date of this rule, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) Certification Division will issue the following documents based on completion of a GaPSC-approved educator preparation program; completion of an out-of-state approved educator preparation program; submission of a professional out-of-state educator certificate; or possession of an expired Induction or Professional Georgia educator certificate. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.23(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certificate of Eligibility: Issued to any applicant meeting the criteria described in paragraph (1)(a) who has completed all Georgia requirements for renewable professional or Induction certificate issuance, with the exception of employment by a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA). The Certificate of Eligibility verifies that the individual is qualified for employment by an LUA. The Certificate of Eligibility is not issued to an applicant meeting requirements for the Induction Pathway 4 certificate. These individuals will provide documentation to the prospective or current employing LUA of meeting eligibility requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.23(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requirements Letter: Any applicant meeting the criteria described in paragraph (1)(a)who has not met all Georgia requirements for certification will be issued a letter outlining outstanding requirements for certification.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.23(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.23(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Certificate of Eligibility and Requirements Letter are valid for five (5) years from the date of issuance. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.23(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If employment is not secured within the validity period of the Certificate of Eligibility, a new Certificate of Eligibility may be issued upon submission of a new Application for Certification and appropriate documentation of meeting all current requirements with the exception of employment by a Georgia LUA. If the individual applied for certification based on completion of a GaPSC-approved educator preparation program, an updated Approved Program Completion form verifying the individual is in compliance with current program requirements must be submitted. All documentation must accompany an Application for Certification and follow application procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.23(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If requirements outlined in a Requirements Letter are not completed prior to the expiration date, a new Requirements Letter may be issued based on current requirements upon submission of a new Application for Certification and appropriate documentation. If the individual applied for certification based on completion of a GaPSC-approved educator preparation program, an updated Approved Program Completion form verifying the individual is in compliance with current program requirements must be submitted. All documentation must accompany an Application for Certification and follow application procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.23(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the individual completes all outstanding certification requirements outlined in the Requirements Letter prior to its expiration date, the individual must submit an Application for Certification prior to the expiration date of the letter and follow application procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.23(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If employed by an LUA, the individual will be issued the appropriate certificate along with a letter outlining applicable requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.23(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If not employed by an LUA, the individual will receive a Certificate of Eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.23(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Employment.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.23(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon employment and submission of an Application for Certification by the employing Georgia LUA, educators holding a Certificate of Eligibility will be issued the appropriate certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.24" name="505-2-.24" title="505-2-.24">Rule 505-2-.24 Special Georgia Requirements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> All applicants for certification in Georgia shall satisfy certain Special Georgia Requirements. These requirements are in the areas of: content knowledge; standards of conduct; special education; ethics assessment; and content pedagogy assessment. Special Georgia Requirements, with the exception of the standards of conduct, do not apply to individuals holding Georgia Life certificates.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Content Knowledge Assessment(s).</B> An applicant for certification in Georgia must pass or meet exemption criteria for content knowledge assessment(s) appropriate to the field of certification and/or any other assessment(s) as required by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.26" href="505-2-.26">505-2-.26</a> CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE ASSESSMENTS). GACE content assessments have two passing levels: Induction and Professional. All passing scores earned on GACE assessments will be treated as Professional level scores even if the official score report reflects an Induction level score. As of October 15, 2011, Georgia educators who complete out-of-state programs and/or pass out-of-state assessments leading to certification in a new field in another state must pass the appropriate GACE content assessment for Georgia certification in the new field. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant may be exempt from passing the GACE content knowledge assessment(s) in the following situations: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Out-of-state certificate holders applying for initial Georgia certification who satisfy the out-of-state certificate and experience criteria outlined in paragraph (7) below;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Out-of-state professional certificate holders applying for initial Georgia certification who have passed the out-of-state content assessment required for issuance of the out-of-state certificate field;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals holding valid National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification in the specific field, with the exception of the Middle Grades Generalist Field. The NBPTS Middle Grades Generalist field does not exempt the GACE Middle Grades content assessments; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(2)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals seeking certification in a field for which the GaPSC has not adopted a content assessment.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Completers of GaPSC-approved programs who have satisfied all program requirements with the exception of the content knowledge assessment(s) and have obtained a valid recommendation from the educator preparation provider (EPP) may be issued a one (1)-year Waiver certificate at the request of an employing Georgia local unit of administration (LUA).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Additional information on the required content assessment(s) is available on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Standards of Conduct.</B> An applicant for certification in Georgia must comply with the ethical standards of the profession. An FBI background check (fingerprint) is required for employment in Georgia public schools and a Georgia criminal history check is required every five (5) years for certificate renewal. In addition, applicants for certification must respond to background check questions on the application form. Individuals applying for or already holding certification who violate standards of conduct may be subject to a GaPSC investigation which could involve certificate denial, suspension or revocation (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.30" href="505-2-.30">505-2-.30</a> REFERRAL TO EDUCATOR ETHICS DIVISION). </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Special Education.</B> Any person certified in a teaching field, the leadership field of Educational Leadership, the service fields of Media Specialist and School Counseling, or holders of permit certificates shall complete course work approved by the GaPSC (three [3] semester hours of college credit with a grade of "B" or higher or five [5] Georgia professional learning units satisfied through a Georgia public school system or RESA) in the identification and education of children who have special educational needs. Holding valid National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification will satisfy the special education requirement. Initial Professional Georgia certificates based on interstate reciprocity or Induction Pathway Three (3) or Pathway Four (4) may be issued prior to completion of this requirement; however, the course must be satisfied as part of requirements to renew or convert the certificate. The grade requirement of "B" or higher is effective July 1, 2019, for courses completed on or after that date.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Ethics Assessment.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As of January 1, 2015, completion of the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry Assessment is required for the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(5)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Issuance of a Pre-Service certificate, with the following exception: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(5)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pre-Service certificate applicants who have been continuously enrolled in the same educator preparation program since July 1, 2014, or earlier are exempt from this requirement. Note: the term "enrolled" is defined as admitted to a program and actively taking coursework; and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(5)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Issuance of an Induction Pathway Four (4) certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As of January 1, 2015, a passing score on the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment is required for the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(5)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Issuance of an Induction certificate through Pathway One (1) or Two (2);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(5)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reissuance or conversion of an Induction certificate attained through Pathway Three (3);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(5)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conversion of an Induction Pathway Four (4) certificate to a Professional certificate; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(5)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Extension of an initial Permit.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As of January 15, 2016, completion of the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership - Program Entry Assessment is required for issuance of a Non-Renewable certificate in educational leadership for completion of an approved program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As of July 1, 2016, a passing score on the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership - Program Exit Assessment is required for issuance of a professional certificate in educational leadership and extension of an initial Superintendent Permit. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(5)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators applying by reciprocity will be issued the professional certificate and required to pass the assessment for renewal; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(5)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Educators who were issued a professional certificate in Educational Leadership prior to July 1, 2016 are exempt from this requirement.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Content Pedagogy Assessment.</B> A passing score on the GaPSC-approved content pedagogy assessment is required for the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Issuance of an Induction Pathway One (1) or Two (2) certificate to any applicant who completed the clinical practice or student teaching requirements of his/her GaPSC-approved or GaPSC-accepted initial certification program on or after September 1, 2015; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conversion of an Induction Pathway Four (4) certificate held by any applicant who completed the clinical practice or student teaching requirements of his/herGaPSC-approved or GaPSC-accepted initial certification program on or after September 1, 2015.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.24(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Out-of-State Experience Exemption</B>. Veteran out-of-state educators moving into Georgia may be eligible to exempt all Special Georgia Requirements except the standards of conduct. To be eligible, the applicant must hold a valid out-of-state certificate and have a minimum of five (5) full years of successful education experience as defined in section (3) of GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS. The experience must be earned within five (5) years of the date of application for a Georgia certificate in a field that is comparable to the Georgia certificate field being sought. No Georgia experience may be used for exemption purposes. See section (6) of GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.25" name="505-2-.25" title="505-2-.25">Rule 505-2-.25 Experience Requirements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> Work experience as an educator or in another occupation may be required as a qualification for certification in the following situations: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To meet eligibility requirements for specified fields in Career, Technical and Agricultural Education as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.08" href="505-2-.08">505-2-.08</a> CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION and other appropriate field rules;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To meet eligibility requirements for selected permit fields, and the certificate field of Educational Leadership, as outlined in the appropriate field rule;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To exempt selected Special Georgia Requirements with acceptable out-of-state experience; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To meet eligibility or renewal requirements for the Standard Professional, Performance-Based Professional, Lead Professional and Advanced Professional certificates.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Verification of Experience.</B> The GaPSC shall verify satisfactory experience for certification purposes. Employing local units of administration (LUAs) are responsible for verifying and evaluating satisfactory experience for salary purposes in accordance with State Board of Education rules.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Acceptable Educator Experience.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Only full-time experience will be accepted. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> One (1) year of full-time experience in a Birth through grade 12 (B-12) setting is defined as a minimum of one hundred twenty (120) days working full time in a GaPSC-accepted educational setting. No computations for partial-year experience will apply.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> One (1) year of full-time experience in a government agency is defined as twelve (12) full months of employment, working forty (40) hours per week with the exception of standard leave or holidays. Non-consecutive full months of employment may be combined to constitute a full year of experience in a government agency, but no partial years of this type of experience may be combined with experience in a B-12 setting.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Experience must have been earned while holding a government-issued educator certificate/license in the field in which the experience was earned, and the experience and certificate must be from the same state/country. Experience earned while holding a non-professional educator certificate/license is acceptable as long as a professional educator certificate/license was subsequently earned in the same state/country and field.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unless otherwise specified, full years of educator experience in different settings may be combined. The following are GaPSC-accepted educational settings: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A U.S. P-12 public school;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A U.S. P-12 private school accredited by a GaPSC-accepted P-12 accrediting organization when the experience was earned (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.31" href="505-2-.31">505-2-.31</a> GaPSC-ACCEPTED ACCREDITATION);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A government agency or educator preparation provider (EPP) while working in an education position that required maintenance of a valid professional educator certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A school administered by a jurisdiction that has signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement, such as the District of Columbia, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), etc., as identified on the NASDTEC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.nasdtec.org" target="_blank">www.nasdtec.org</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(c)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A kindergarten, pre-kindergarten, Head Start Program or early care center that met one of the following qualifications at the time the experience was earned: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(c)5.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Under the legal authority of a U.S. public school board of education or a jurisdiction that has signed the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement as outlined in Section 4 above;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(c)5.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Licensed by the state or country in which it was located;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(c)5.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certified by the U.S. Department of Defense;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(c)5.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Accredited by a GaPSC-accepted P-12 accrediting organization (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.31" href="505-2-.31">505-2-.31</a> GaPSC-ACCEPTED ACCREDITATION); or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(c)5.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Accredited by a GaPSC-accepted early care accrediting organization (See GaPSC Rule505-2-.31 GaPSC-ACCEPTED ACCREDITATION); and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(c)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A P-12 school setting in a foreign country, as long as: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(c)6.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant held the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree prior to the time the experience was earned;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(c)6.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The applicant held a valid professional certificate issued by the appropriate governing body in the field and subject taught at the time the experience was earned; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(c)6.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The school was organized and conducted with educational curriculum similar to that found in U.S. public schools. This determination will be made by GaPSC Certification Division staff.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Experience as a supply/substitute, a paraprofessional or as a member of a board of education does not apply toward educator experience for certification purposes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Acceptable educator experience must be evaluated by a school, district or agency approved performance evaluation system. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educator experience earned in Georgia schools need not receive satisfactory performance evaluation ratings in order to be considered acceptable for certification purposes. However, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.43" href="505-2-.43">505-2-.43</a> ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION, employing LUAs must report performance ratings considered unsatisfactory to the GaPSC.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each acceptable year of out-of-state educator experience must have been rated "Satisfactory" or equivalent on an annual evaluation. This may be documented in one of the following ways: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(e)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> On the Experience Verification Form, as outlined in section (f) below;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(e)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> On official performance evaluations; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(e)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In a letter from an administrator who supervised the educator during the years reported.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an applicant is a member of the military Reserve or National Guard and is called to active duty, one (1) full year of active duty status will be accepted as a satisfactory year of educator experience. No more than two (2) full years of experience within the last five (5) years may result from military active duty.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unless otherwise noted, acceptable experience must be documented on the GaPSC Experience Verification Form, found on the GaPSC web site, <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>. It must be completed by the Superintendent, Headmaster, Agency Director or designated personnel officer of the current or previous employing LUA. Principals are not authorized to complete the Experience Verification Form unless they are the designated personnel officer. The form should be completed in its entirety; if a current or former employer is unable or unwilling to complete all parts of the Experience Verification Form, supplemental documentation provided by the applicant may be accepted at GaPSC discretion. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(g)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Experience as an educator in Georgia public school systems and some other Georgia LUAs is reported by the LUA to the GaPSC and need not be verified on an Experience Verification Form.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(g)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Experience as an educator in a Georgia LUA that does not report employment data to the GaPSC must be documented on an Experience Verification Form.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(g)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Out-of-state experience must be documented on an Experience Verification Form.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(3)(g)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Military experience as described in section (3)(f) above must be documented on a DD214 Member Copy.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Successful Educator Experience.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Successful educator experience is defined as experience that fulfills the requirements of acceptable educator experience outlined above in section (3), and has also received satisfactory ratings on annual performance evaluations. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Many educators in Georgia are evaluated by the statewide evaluation systems, known as Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES) and Leader Keys Effectiveness System (LKES). The results of annual evaluations completed as part of these systems are reported to the GaPSC. Proficient or Exemplary ratings on the Teacher Assessment on Performance Standards (TAPS) component of TKES while holding a Georgia professional certificate are required to qualify for the Performance-Based Professional, Advanced Professional and Lead Professional teaching certificates. A year of experience must be rated "Proficient" or "Exemplary" in order to be considered successful for certification purposes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(4)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia educators who are not evaluated by the statewide evaluation systems are evaluated by school, district or agency approved evaluation systems. Each Georgia LUA must report any unsatisfactory evaluations received by an educator on such an evaluation system as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.43" href="505-2-.43">505-2-.43</a> ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION. A year of experience must be rated "Satisfactory" or equivalent in order to be considered successful for certification purposes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(4)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Out-of-state educator experience must meet the same qualifications outlined in section (4)(a) 2 above in order to be considered successful for certification purposes.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Experience earned for the purpose of converting to a professional certificate type may only be submitted after the summative annual evaluation has been completed by the employing LUA and a rating of satisfactory, proficient, or exemplary was received. Experience earned during the current school year is not acceptable for conversion purposes until after the summative annual evaluation has been completed.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Occupational Experience.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants for certification in certain Career, Technical and Agricultural Education fields or applicants for Permits may be required to submit occupational experience in order to qualify. (See GaPSC Rules <a title="505-2-.08" href="505-2-.08">505-2-.08</a> CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION and <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE.) This experience may be documented in one of the following ways: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(5)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Correspondence on official organization letterhead, signed by the applicant's supervisor at the time the experience was earned, outlining dates of employment, job title and job duties.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(5)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If self-employed, copies of business or personal tax records that reflect self-employment work experience in the field being requested.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Out-of-State Experience Exemption.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Veteran out-of-state educators moving into Georgia may be eligible to exempt all Special Georgia Requirements except the standards of conduct. To be eligible, the applicant must have a minimum of five (5) full years of acceptable educator experience, as defined in section (3) above, which also meets the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(6)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Earned in another state, country or jurisdiction that has signed the NASDTEC agreement. No Georgia experience may be used for exemption purposes;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(6)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Earned within five (5) years of the date of application for a Georgia certificate; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.25(6)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Earned in a single field (subject area) that is comparable to the Georgia certificate field being sought. For example, to exempt the mathematics assessment, the experience must be in teaching mathematics; to exempt the school counseling assessment the experience must be in school guidance counseling, etc. Out-of-state educators certified in multiple fields will be eligible to exempt the content knowledge assessment only for the field in which the acceptable experience was earned. Other fields will be subject to the assessment requirement, but will be exempt from all other applicable Special Georgia Requirements with the exception of the standards of conduct.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.26" name="505-2-.26" title="505-2-.26">Rule 505-2-.26 Certification and Licensure Assessments</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> This rule outlines specific assessment requirements for obtaining Renewable and Non-Renewable Georgia certification. The Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) administers through a testing supplier educator assessments required for certification. As of September 1, 2006, the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of EducatorsT (GACE) is the state-approved educator certification assessment program in Georgia. GACE assessments include Program Admission, Content, Standards-based assessment of knowledge of the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators and Paraprofessional assessments. All GACE assessments are aligned with state-approved educator preparation program standards, national standards, and the state standards for the P-12 curriculum, which are the Georgia Common Core Performance Standards (GCCPS). Information about the GACE program is available at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>. In addition to the GACE, there are other state-accepted content pedagogy and content assessments for certain foreign language and career and technical specializations. Currently, there are no content assessments for the fields of Dance, Drama, Physical and Health Disabilities, School Social Work, Special Education Preschool Ages (3-5) and Visual Impairment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Program Admission Assessment.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GACE Program Admission assessment measures an individual's general knowledge in the areas of reading, mathematics, and writing at a competency level to be successful in an educator preparation program (EPP);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following individuals are required to either pass or exempt the GACE Program Admission assessment: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Candidates seeking admission to a Georgia educator preparation program. Verification of this requirement is the responsibility of the EPP and is documented on the Georgia Approved Program Completion form used to verify program completion. Documentation of any exemption must also be provided to the GaPSC upon application for an Induction certificate through Pathway One (1);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants seeking an Induction certificate through Pathway Four (4);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants for the service field of School Social Work (See GaPSC Rules <U>505-2-.147 SCHOOL SOCIAL WORK</U>); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(2)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Initial permit holders applying for an extension, with the exception of JROTC Permit holders.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants seeking an Induction certificate through Pathways Two (2) or Three (3) and out-of-state professional certificate holders applying for an Induction or Professional certificate through reciprocity are not required to meet the Program Admission Requirement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding a Military Support Induction Pathway Four (4) certificate must attempt the assessment during the first semester of enrollment in a GaPSC-approved or -accepted certification program and pass the assessment prior to issuance of the Year Three Induction Pathway Four (4) certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Information regarding the Program Admission Requirement and exemption criteria can be accessed at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com/EducatorPreparation/Assessment/BasicSkillsInfo.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.gapsc.com/EducatorPreparation/Assessment/BasicSkillsInfo.aspx</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Content Assessment.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GACE content assessments test knowledge in a variety of content areas as required for certification. GACE content assessments have two passing levels: Induction and Professional. All passing scores earned on GACE assessments will be treated as Professional level scores even if the official score report reflects an Induction level score. Information on the content assessments required for Georgia certification may be accessed at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following individuals are required to pass the GACE content assessment for the desired certification field at the Induction level or higher: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants seeking an Induction certificate through any of the four (4) pathways; <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For Special Education fields, the pre-requisite is the special education academic content concentration(s), which must be verified through an academic degree major or the appropriate academic content assessment(s). The appropriate Special Education field assessment must then be completed before conversion to a Professional certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding a Military Support Induction Pathway Three (3) certificate must pass the GACE content assessment(s) prior to conversion to the Standard Professional certificate or prior to renewal;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding the Military Support Induction Pathway Four (4) certificate must pass the GACE content assessment(s) prior to issuance of the Year Two Induction Pathway Four (4) certificate;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Induction certificate holders applying to add a supplemental Induction field;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants seeking an initial permit in a foreign language field;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia certificate holders applying for an initial Professional certificate; <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding the Military Support Standard Professional certificate must pass the GACE content assessment(s) within the validity period of the initial certificate or prior to renewal;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Professional certificate holders applying to add a certification field.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Out-of-state educators applying for initial Professional certification in Georgia based on reciprocity: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)6.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> These educators may exempt the content assessment requirement by meeting the exemption criteria outlined in section (11)(a) below;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia educators who complete out-of-state programs leading to certification must pass the GACE content assessment; these educators shall not be eligible for the exemption outlined in section (11)(a) below, even upon submission of an out-of-state professional certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants seeking to convert a permit in a Foreign Language field to an Induction or professional certificate must pass the appropriate content assessment(s) at the Induction level or higher as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.10 PERMIT</U>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants seeking to extend an initial permit in the fields of Art or Music; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(b)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants applying for an Adjunct license must pass the appropriate GACE content assessment(s) for the field(s) being taught or hold the appropriate professional licensure for the profession or field of instructional experience.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For fields in which there is no GACE assessment available, the GaPSC may designate other state-approved certification exams. The Praxis exam is the Georgia state-approved content assessment for the field of Speech and Language Pathology, and the proficiency exams offered by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), detailed in section (9) below, are the Georgia state-approved content assessments for foreign language fields in which there is no GACE exam available.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia does not have a content assessment for the fields of Audiology, Dance, Drama, School Nutrition Director, School Social Work, Speech, Physical and Health Disabilities, Special Education Preschool, Visual Impairment, and some foreign language fields. In fields for which there is no Georgia state-approved or state-accepted content assessment, passing a content assessment for certification is not required. (See GaPSC Rule <U>505-3-.24 SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS</U>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following outlines the GACE content assessments alignment for Montessori fields: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Birth Through Kindergarten must be passed for Infant Toddler (birth - 3) and PK 2- K (ages 2 1/2 - 6).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Elementary Education must be passed for Elementary I Grades 1<SUP>st</SUP>- 3<SUP>rd</SUP> (ages 6 - 9) and Elementary I - II Grades 1<SUP>st</SUP> - 6<SUP>th</SUP> (ages 6 - 12);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Middle Grades Language Arts and Social Science must be passed for Secondary I Language Arts &amp; Social Studies;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(e)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Middle Grades Science and Middle Grades Mathematics must be passed for Secondary I Science &amp; Mathematics;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(e)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> English must be passed for Secondary II English;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(e)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Mathematics must be passed for Secondary II Mathematics;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(e)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Science must be passed for Secondary II Science; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(3)(e)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Behavioral Science, Economics, Geography, History, and Political Science must be passed for Secondary II Social Studies, as determined by the field(s) of instruction. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><U>Content Pedagogy Assessment.</U> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GaPSC-approved content pedagogy assessment, Education Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA), is designed to assess knowledge and skills in the areas of student development and learning, instruction and assessment, and professional roles and responsibilities. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A passing score on the edTPA is required for any applicant who completed the clinical practice or student teaching requirements of his/her state-approved initial certification program on or after September 1, 2015, for the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(4)(a)1.i.">i.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Issuance of an Induction Pathway One (1) or Two (2) certificate; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(4)(a)1.ii.">ii.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conversion of an Induction Pathway Four (4) certificate, including the Military Support Induction Pathway Four (4) certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Educator Ethics Assessment.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia Educator Ethics Assessments are designed to both teach and assess knowledge and skills in the areas of the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators and of ethical understanding to guide behaviors and decision making.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As of January 1, 2015, completion of the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry Assessment is required for the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(5)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Issuance of a Pre-Service certificate, with the following exception: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(5)(b)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pre-Service certificate applicants who have been continuously enrolled in the same educator preparation program since July 1, 2014, or earlier are exempt from this requirement. Note: the term "enrolled" is defined as admitted to a program and actively taking coursework; and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(5)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Issuance of an Induction Pathway Four (4) certificate, including the Military Support Induction Pathway Four (4) certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As of January 1, 2015, a passing score on the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment is required for the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(5)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Issuance of an Induction certificate through Pathway One (1) or Two (2);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(5)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reissuance or conversion of an Induction certificate attained through Pathway Three (3);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(5)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conversion of an Induction Pathway Four (4) certificate to a Professional certificate; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(5)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conversion of a Military Support Induction certificate attained through Pathway Three (3) or Pathway Four (4) and a Military Support Standard Professional certificate to the Standard Professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As of July 1, 2017, a passing score on the Georgia Educator Ethics " Program Exit Assessment is required for the extension of a teaching Permit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(5)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As of January 15, 2016, completion of the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership " Program Entry Assessment is required for issuance of a Non-Renewable certificate in educational leadership for completion of an approved program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(5)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As of July 1, 2016, a passing score on the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership " Program Exit Assessment is required for issuance of a professional certificate in educational leadership. Georgia educators who were issued a professional certificate in Educational Leadership prior to this date are exempt from this requirement.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(5)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As of July 1, 2017, a passing score on the Georgia Ethics for Educational Leadership " Program Exit Assessment is required for the extension of the Superintendent Permit.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Paraprofessional Assessment.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GACE assessment for paraprofessionals in Georgia covers four (4) areas: reading, writing, mathematics and classroom skills. The Paraprofessional assessment is designed to enable individuals and school districts to satisfy state and federal No Child Left Behind requirements that call for "highly qualified paraprofessionals" in a P-12 setting. These requirements indicate that paraprofessionals working in Title I schools or paid with Title I funds must meet a rigorous standard of quality and demonstrate, through formal state or local assessment, knowledge of and ability to assist in instructing, reading, writing, and mathematics; or knowledge of and ability to assist in instructing, reading readiness, writing readiness, and mathematics readiness, as appropriate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Passing the GACE Paraprofessional assessment, in combination with a high school diploma or GED equivalent, is one of the options available to qualify for a Paraprofessional Certificate. (See GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.18 PARAPROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE</U>).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Educational Leadership Assessment.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GACE Educational Leadership assessment is designed to assess knowledge and skills for those completing Educational Leadership performance-based programs). The GACE Educational Leadership assessment is required for Performance-Based leadership certification even if the educator has previously passed the Teacher Certification Test (TCT).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(7)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants applying for certification in Educational Leadership in Georgia based on reciprocity must pass the GACE Educational Leadership assessment or meet exemption criteria in (10)(a) for content knowledge assessment(s) appropriate to the field of educational leadership prior to the issuance of the Professional certificate: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(7)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Non-Renewable Professional certificate may be issued at the request of an employing Georgia LUA to individuals applying for initial certification based on reciprocity who must satisfy the content assessment.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(7)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GACE Educational Leadership content assessment must be passed at the Professional level. There is no Induction level passing score for this assessment.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Career and Technical Specializations.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For Career and Technical Specializations certificates, GaPSC accepts a number of different industry assessments offered by a variety of external organizations. The accepted assessments are detailed in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.90 CAREER AND TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS</U>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Foreign Language Assessment.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(9)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A GACE assessment is not available for certain foreign language fields. For these fields, the GaPSC requires The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Written Proficiency Test (WPT). If the OPI and WPT are passed for fields that have a GACE content assessment for issuance of a Permit, the GACE content assessment must be passed at the Induction level or higher for conversion of a Permit to an Induction or Professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(9)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) foreign language assessments are considered appropriate content assessments for adding a new foreign language teaching field in fields for which there is no Georgia Assessment for the Certification of Educators (GACE). ACTFL offers nationally-accepted oral and written language assessments known as the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT). These assessments are approved in Georgia for permits and for language certificates for which no other Georgia content assessment has been developed. Conduct of the OPI and WPT, which must be administered by a certified examiner from ACTFL, is arranged and coordinated by Language Testing International. The validation of passing levels of proficiency is the responsibility of the applicant and the employing LUA. Contact information for scheduling the ACTFL is available at http://www.languagetesting.com/academic-services.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(9)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GaPSC-accepted assessments for foreign language fields are as follows: <P><B><U>ROMAN-BASED ALPHABET</U></B></P> <P> <TABLE> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>French</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(GACE)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>German</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(GACE)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Italian</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(GACE)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Latin</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(GACE)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Portuguese</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(ACTFL)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Spanish</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(GACE)</P> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> </P> <P><B><U>NON-ROMAN BASED ALPHABET</U></B></P> <P> <TABLE> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Arabic</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(ACTFL)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Chinese (Mandarin)</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(ACTFL)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Farsi (Persian)</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(ACTFL)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Hebrew</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(ACTFL)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Japanese</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(ACTFL)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Korean</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(ACTFL)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Russian</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(ACTFL)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Swahili</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(ACTFL)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Turkish</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(ACTFL)</P> </TD> </TR> <TR> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>Urdu</P> </TD> <TD rowspan="1" colspan="1"> <P>(ACTFL)</P> </TD> </TR> </TABLE> </P> <P><B><U>OTHER</U></B></P> <P>American Sign Language (GACE) <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.261.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The ACTFL assessments for Greek are not Greek (Classical), and therefore are not accepted for the Georgia Greek (Classical) Permit or Certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.262.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the time of this rule change, the WPT is not available in the language of Swahili. Until the WPT in this field is available, the OPI will meet assessment requirements for Swahili.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.263.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For the Roman-Based Alphabet ACTFL assessments, the passing proficiency level for the OPI and the WPT is "Advanced"Low."</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.264.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For the Non-Roman Based Alphabet ACTFL assessments, the passing proficiency level for the OPI and the WPT is "Intermediate-High."</td> </tr> </table> </P> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA).</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(10)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants seeking licensure as an Educational Interpreter must meet assessment requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.16 EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER LICENSE</U>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Content Exemption Criteria</B>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(11)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GACE content assessment requirement may be exempted in the following circumstances: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(11)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Veteran out-of-state educators moving into Georgia and applying for initial certification who can verify that they have taught full-time on an out-of-state certificate for the last five (5) academic years prior to application may be eligible according to the requirements detailed in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.24 SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS</U>. Experience must be earned in the same field for all five (5) years and the field of certification indicated on the professional out-of-state certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(11)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding a valid National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification in the specific certificate field, with the exception of the Middle Grades Generalist field are exempted from the content assessment requirement. The NBPTS Middle Grades Generalist field does not exempt the GACE Middle Grades content assessments;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(11)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Out-of-state professional certificate holders applying for initial Georgia certification who have passed the out-of-state content assessment required for issuance of the out-of-state certificate field; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(11)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals seeking certification in a field for which the GaPSC has not adopted a content assessment.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Previous State-Approved Assessments.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia honors passing scores on previous state-approved Georgia assessments that are passed during the validity period for those assessments. The following are previous Georgia state-approved assessments: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Teacher Certification Test (TCT): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The TCT was the first content assessment required for Georgia certification effective July 1, 1978, through June 30, 1997;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals who obtained a passing score on the Special Education Professional Knowledge TCT assessment at the time it was required now meet the certification assessment requirement for the fields of Special Education Adapted Curriculum (P-12) and Special Education General Curriculum (P-12); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)(a)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GaPSC will accept passing scores on a TCT assessment taken in a broad field area (Science or Social Science) to award certification in the comparable field currently issued.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Praxis Series: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Praxis Series replaced the TCT effective July 1, 1997;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For Georgia certification candidates in the field of Speech and Language Pathology, the Praxis II Speech and Language Pathology Assessment (Test 0330) will remain the required assessment as it is accepted for national licensing with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). <P>The passing score may be found at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com/EducatorPreparation/Assessment/passingscores.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.gapsc.com/EducatorPreparation/Assessment/passingscores.aspx</a>;</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GaPSC accepts a passing score on the Praxis Paraprofessional Assessment taken before June 30, 2007; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)(a)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GaPSC accepts passing scores on the required Georgia Praxis assessment in Educational Leadership (Test 0410) on or before March 15, 2008.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GACE replaced the Praxis Series for most fields on September 1, 2006; however, the GaPSC accepts passing scores on the required Georgia Praxis assessment taken in its entirety on or before March 5, 2007, except in the field of performance-based Educational Leadership. The GACE Performance-based Educational Leadership assessment is required for educators completing performance-based educational leadership programs [See 7(a) and 7(b)].</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The School Leaders Licensure Assessment <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)(a)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GaPSC accepts passing scores on the Praxis School Leaders Licensure Assessment (Test 1010) taken on or after July 1, 2005, through March 15, 2008.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia Paraprofessional Assessment <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(12)(a)5.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Georgia Paraprofessional Assessment was administered July 2002 and November 2002, and was replaced by the Praxis Paraprofessional Assessment.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Duplicate Score Reports.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(13)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GaPSC, as a courtesy to the state's educators, can provide certain official test score information for those assessments whose scores are otherwise not retrievable. The GaPSC does not charge for the retrieval, validation, or mailing of the score. Complete information on how to request test scores can be accessed at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com/EducatorPreparation/Assessment/testScoreRequest.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.gapsc.com/EducatorPreparation/Assessment/testScoreRequest.aspx</a>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(13)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Test Scores available from GaPSC: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(13)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teacher Certification Test (TCT) regardless of score report date.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(13)(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia state-administered Paraprofessional assessment, in 2002 only.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(13)(a)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Praxis I and Praxis II assessments taken on or prior to September 1, 2006.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(13)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For any GACE scores, examinees must contact the appropriate testing Supplier for the GACE program. Complete contact information is provided at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com/EducatorPreparation/Assessment/testScoreRequest.aspx" target="_blank">http://www.gapsc.com/EducatorPreparation/Assessment/testScoreRequest.aspx</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Every Student Suceeds Acts (ESSA) In-Field Assessment Requirements. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.26(14)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For complete ESSA in-field requirements, including assessment, please refer to the Georgia Department of Education website at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gadoe.org" target="_blank">www.gadoe.org</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.27" name="505-2-.27" title="505-2-.27">Rule 505-2-.27 Certification Application Procedures</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>General Procedures.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Application for certification may be made as soon as all requirements for certification have been completed. All educator certificates and most licenses require verified employment by a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA), but applicants who meet all other qualifications for a certificate may be issued a Certificate of Eligibility as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.23" href="505-2-.23">505-2-.23</a> CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Application forms may be downloaded from the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>. In addition, application forms may be obtained from a Georgia LUA or a Georgia educator preparation provider (EPP). Applicants submitting documents directly to the GaPSC may do so online at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://mypsc.gapsc.org" target="_blank">http://mypsc.gapsc.org</a> or by postal service. See section (2)(d)1 below for special instructions regarding official transcripts. Official contact information may be found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upon employment by a Georgia LUA, most certificate transactions will be forwarded to the GaPSC on behalf of the educator by the LUA. Secure, online application procedures are available to the LUAs via the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.org" target="_blank">www.gapsc.org</a>. Employed educators are encouraged to check with their employing LUA before submitting documents directly to the GaPSC. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following types of transactions for employed educators must be processed electronically by the employing LUA: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Paraprofessional license;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Instructional Aide license;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Support Personnel license;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adjunct license;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)1.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Superintendent Certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)1.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Clearance certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)1.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Request for issuance of Induction Pathway 1, 2, and 3 certificates, and request for issuance and extension of Induction Pathway 4 certificates;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)1.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conversion of a Certificate of Eligibility;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)1.(ix)">(ix)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Renewal of a professional certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)1.(x)">(x)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Extension of a Permit; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)1.(xi)">(xi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Request for issuance of a Non-Renewable, Supplemental Induction, or Waiver certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators not employed in a Georgia LUA at the time of renewal may apply for renewal of a professional certificate by meeting all renewal requirements, excluding employment, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following documents must be submitted electronically by Georgia EPPs, Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs) and Georgia public school systems. Other Georgia LUAs have the option to submit them electronically via the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.org" target="_blank">www.gapsc.org</a>, but may also choose to submit them via email or U.S. mail: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Employer Assurance Form: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)3.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Electronic submission by the employing LUA through <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.org" target="_blank">www.gapsc.org</a> substitutes for this form;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)3.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submission of the Employer Assurance Form or electronic submission of an application through <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.org" target="_blank">www.gapsc.org</a> constitutes the employing LUA's request for the certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Approved Program Completion Form; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(1)(c)3.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Experience Verification Form. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Complete Application Packets.</B> Submission of complete application packets will significantly speed the application processing. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that complete packets are submitted. The application is considered complete when all required, signed documentation and fees have been received. Incomplete packets will result in the transaction case being placed on hold for a period of up to ninety (90) days, awaiting receipt of the remaining documents. If the complete packet is not received by the GaPSC during that time period, the transaction case will be closed. To reopen a closed case, an applicant is required to submit a new Application for Certification completed with the current date, as well as any appropriate updated documents. Documents previously submitted to the GaPSC remain on file even if a case is closed. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Specific required forms and supporting documents will vary according to the type of transaction and certificate being requested. Applicants are responsible for submitting appropriate materials and following the instructions made available with the forms. For online submissions, the applicant must follow the instructions for operating the online program. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia law, O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-36-1&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-36-1</a>, stipulates that "every agency or political subdivision shall verify the lawful presence in the United States of any applicant for public benefits." Professional licensure is listed within the law as a public benefit. The GaPSC is therefore required to verify the lawful presence in the United States of all applicants for educator certification. No certificate or license may be issued to an applicant who is unable to verify lawful presence in the United States. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=50-36-1&amp;title=50#" target="_newtab">50-36-1</a> dictates the manner in which lawful presence shall be verified. In accordance with the law, all applicants will be required to submit the following documents: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(a)1.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A notarized affidavit stating that the applicant is eighteen (18) years or older and is one of the following: a U.S. citizen; a legal permanent resident; or a qualified alien or nonimmigrant under the federal Immigration and Nationality Act, Title 8 U.S.C. Should the applicant indicate that he or she is not a U.S. citizen, the applicant's alien number, I-94 number or other identification number issued by the Department of Homeland Security will be required. Validity of any certificate issued by the GaPSC to a non-citizen will be conditioned upon verification of the applicant's eligibility for public benefits through the Systematic Alien Verification of Entitlement (SAVE) program operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security or a designated successor program. This affidavit may be found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(a)1.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of the secure and verifiable document presented at the execution of the affidavit. A list acceptable documents can be found at etax.dor.ga.gov; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(a)1.(i)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A complete GaPSC Verification of Lawful Presence form, found with the affidavit on the GaPSC website at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> This documentation may be submitted to the GaPSC by the applicant, an employing Georgia LUA or a Georgia EPP. It may be submitted by mail, email, fax, or electronic upload. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(a)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Once a U.S. citizen has provided acceptable verification of lawful presence, it will not have to be provided to the GaPSC again.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(a)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any applicant who is not a U.S. citizen will be required to submit verification of lawful presence with each application requesting issuance of a certificate, unless it has been submitted and verified fewer than 180 days prior to the date of new certificate issuance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(a)1.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certificate applications received without appropriate verification of lawful presence, unless the applicant is a U.S. citizen and has previously submitted the required documents, will be placed on hold as described above in paragraph (2).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A new application is required for each new certificate transaction request. Supporting documentation received without an application will be scanned into the applicant's file, but will not initiate a certificate transaction.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All correspondence submitted to the GaPSC Certification Division must include: full name, current mailing address, certification ID number, and the nature of the request.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All supporting documents must be complete and official. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An official transcript is an unaltered transcript embossed with the stamp or signature of the college registrar, or imprinted with a college or university seal, or imprinted with a special seal used by the institution for certification purposes. Transcripts must include course numbers, titles, grades and credit earned. When a degree is awarded, transcripts must also bear a degree statement and date that specifies the month, day and year the degree was awarded. The GaPSC will accept electronic transcripts from institutions of higher learning only if the transcripts are directly delivered to the GaPSC by a Georgia LUA or one of the GaPSC-approved secure electronic transcript delivery companies, which can be found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>. Electronic transcripts not submitted by a Georgia LUA must be emailed to mail@gapsc.com. The GaPSC will reject any transcript faxed or emailed by the applicant.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When an Approved Program Completion Form is required as supporting documentation for a certificate request, it must be completed only by the GaPSC-accepted certification official at a college with a state-approved educator preparation program in the field requested.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When assessment score reports are required as supporting documentation for a certificate request, the GaPSC will accept photocopies of official score reports. However, an unofficial printout from a personal online account is not acceptable. GACE scores are submitted electronically to the GaPSC. GACE score reports need not be submitted to the GaPSC unless specifically requested.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When educator certificates are required as supporting documentation for a certificate request, the GaPSC will accept photocopies of certificates. However, an unofficial printout from a personal online account is not acceptable unless the information is publically verifiable. The GaPSC keeps a record of all valid and expired Georgia educator certificates, so Georgia educator certificates need not be submitted to the GaPSC unless specifically requested.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(d)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GaPSC will accept application packets and official documents submitted by applicants, LUAs, college registrars' offices, RESAs or other official sources.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All documents submitted become the property of the GaPSC, and the GaPSC will not retrieve or return original documents or copies to the sender or to any other destination on behalf of the sender.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.27(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Application Status.</B> Application forms and supporting documents received by the GaPSC will be electronically scanned and indexed. Once that is completed, applicants may monitor the receipt of materials and the status of the certification transaction through their MyPSC account at mypsc.gapsc.org.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.28" name="505-2-.28" title="505-2-.28">Rule 505-2-.28 Certification Fees</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.28(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requirements. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.28(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant for certification shall be required to pay a $20 fee for all certification transactions, with the following exceptions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.28(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant employed by a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA) shall be exempt from the $20 fee for the following transactions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.28(1)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Initial certification (first Georgia certificate);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.28(1)(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Upgrading to a higher-level certificate (based on the awarding of a higher degree) when the applicant holds a Georgia certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.28(1)(a)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adding a field to a certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.28(1)(a)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Renewal of any certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.28(1)(a)1.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Conversion from any Non-Renewable certificate to a renewable certificate; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.28(1)(a)1.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Moving from one (1) certification tier to another.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.28(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An applicant for initial certification (first Georgia certificate or initial Certificate of Eligibility) who graduated from a GaPSC-approved educator preparation program shall be exempt from the $20 fee; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.28(1)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No fee is required for changing the legal name on a certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.28(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For any application transaction that requires a fee, the application or request shall be accompanied by a cashier's check or money order made payable to the State of Georgia in the correct amount. The fee may also be paid by credit card through an applicant's MyPSC account.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.28(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To qualify for exemption of the certification fee based on employment, the LUA must verify employment following procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.29" name="505-2-.29" title="505-2-.29">Rule 505-2-.29 Evaluation Of Credit Earned Outside Of The U.S</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.29(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Foreign Credential Reports. Applicants for certification who have attended colleges or universities outside the United States must provide the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) with a detailed course-by-course credential report of college-level credit completed. These "foreign credential reports" must be independent reviews prepared by GaPSC-recognized agencies, and include English translation of such information as course titles, grade, semester hours earned, U.S. equivalency of degree earned, course-by-course evaluations, etc. In addition, if the equivalent of a GaPSC-approved educator preparation program was completed, this must also be documented in the report. These agencies are private enterprises who charge a fee for their services. Regardless of the agency selected, should the report not be sufficiently detailed for our purpose further information will be requested. The GaPSC reserves the right to review and accept or reject any information contained in a report.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.29(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Memoranda of Understanding. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) shall be accepted as the foreign credential evaluation for foreign evaluators as long as all eligibility requirements for the International Exchange Certificate specified in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE have been met. Such MOU must be recommended by the State Superintendent of the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) and the Executive Secretary of the GaPSC and furthermore, such MOU must be approved by both the State Board and the GaPSC.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.29(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> U.S. Territories, Possessions, or Commonwealths. Applicants who have completed course work at colleges or universities located in U.S. territories, possessions or commonwealths must submit "foreign credential reports." However, if the territories, possessions or commonwealths have signed the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement, certification by Interstate Reciprocity may be applicable See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.21" href="505-2-.21">505-2-.21</a> CERTIFICATION BY INTERSTATE RECIPROCITY.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.29(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Exceptions. If the courses/degrees earned outside of the U.S. are unrelated to the educator certification transaction being requested and subsequent degree(s) have been received from GaPSC-accepted accredited U.S. colleges or universities, submission of the "foreign credential report" is optional. However, applicants are encouraged to provide the report as it may affect later certification application decisions.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.29(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Expense. Any expense incurred for obtaining a credential report from a credentialing agency is the responsibility of the applicant.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.29(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Submission. The completed "foreign credential report" must be submitted to the GaPSC as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.29(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Acceptable Credential Review Agencies. There is no single regulatory agency that approves U.S. foreign credential review agencies. The GaPSC will only accept reports from agencies identified on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>. You may click on the link to access contact information. As fees and procedures vary from agency to agency, it is suggested that you contact the organizations of your choice for additional information on the specific services and charges.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.30" name="505-2-.30" title="505-2-.30">Rule 505-2-.30 Referral to Educator Ethics Division</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.30(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Purpose. The Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) Educator Ethics Division is responsible for administering the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators. This code defines the professional behavior of educators and serves as a guide to standards and ethical conduct generally accepted by the educational profession.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.30(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procedures. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.30(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> During the certificate application process, the Certification Division refers all legal and ethical questions or concerns to the Educator Ethics Division. When an application for initial certification is referred, all processing of that individual's application is discontinued until a final decision is made by the GaPSC. Notification of the case's referral is sent to the applicant at the time it is referred.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.30(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia educators holding valid or expired certificates or licenses have property rights and processing of their applications is not discontinued while a final decision is made by the GaPSC.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.30(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Disciplinary Action. If a referral and the subsequent investigation lead to disciplinary action by the GaPSC, the following types of discipline may occur: revocation; denial; suspension; reprimand; warning; or monitoring. In addition, following due process procedures, the results of all disciplinary actions are submitted to the National Clearinghouse, a centralized database of disciplinary actions taken against educator certificate holders by all fifty (50) states and Washington, D.C. The Clearinghouse is operated by the National Associate of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) and all states may access this database during their state certificate application process.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.30(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Resources. Additional information on the GaPSC Educator Ethics Division, the Code of Ethics for Educators and the investigative process is posted on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.31" name="505-2-.31" title="505-2-.31">Rule 505-2-.31 GaPSC-Accepted Accreditation for Certification Purposes</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) recognizes only those colleges and universities that have attained accreditation from specific, GaPSC-accepted accreditation agencies as a minimum qualitative standard. Additional accreditation requirements apply to colleges and universities at which educators earn degrees in order to upgrade their certificates (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE). Accreditation may also be required of P-12 schools and early care centers in order for certified educator experience earned in those settings to be considered for certification purposes (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Acceptable Postsecondary Accrediting Organizations.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GaPSC accepts accrediting organizations that are recognized by either The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE). These accrediting organizations, which include a wide range of national, regional, specialized and professional accrediting bodies, have completed an evaluation process to verify acceptable levels of quality and performance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia educators seeking advanced degrees for a certificate level upgrade must complete degrees that meet additional requirements found in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Electronic links to the approved accrediting agencies are as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Council for Higher Education Accreditation: <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.chea.org" target="_blank">www.chea.org</a>: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(c)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> National Organizations: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(c)1.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Faith-Related;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(c)1.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Career-Related; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(c)1.(i)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programmatic;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(c)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Regional Organizations; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(c)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Database of Accredited Institutions and Programs;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> USDOE: <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.ed.gov" target="_blank">www.ed.gov</a>: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(c)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Regional and National Institutions;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> NCATE/TEAC/CAEP: <a class="LinkOut" href="http://caepnet.org/" target="_blank">http://caepnet.org/</a>; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Carnegie Classifications:<a class="LinkOut" href="http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu" target="_blank">http://carnegieclassifications.iu.edu</a>: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(c)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Research University/Very High; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(2)(c)4.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Research University/High. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Acceptable P-12 Accrediting Organizations.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Acceptable P-12 educational settings for GaPSC-accepted educator experience are outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS. As outlined in that rule, accreditation is required in some circumstances. A list of acceptable P-12 accrediting organizations is maintained on the GaPSC website at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>. The GaPSC also accepts any P-12 accreditation recognized by the agency that oversees P-12 education in the state or jurisdiction in which the accredited school is based.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Acceptable Early Care Accrediting Organizations.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Acceptable early care educational settings for GaPSC-accepted educator experience are outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS. As outlined in that rule, accreditation is required in some circumstances. A list of acceptable early care accrediting organizations is maintained on the GaPSC website at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.The GaPSC also accepts any early care accreditation recognized by the agency that oversees early care in the state or jurisdiction in which the accredited early care center is based.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Accreditation Requirements.</B> In order to be accepted for certification purposes in Georgia, degrees and educator preparation programs must be completed at a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution that held acceptable accreditation at the time the individual was admitted to the program. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Out-of-state approved programs (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.22" href="505-2-.22">505-2-.22</a> CERTIFICATION BY STATE-APPROVED PROGRAM) completed at the bachelor's degree level at an institution that is not GaPSC-approved as accredited will not be subject to the validation requirement.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validation of Non-Accredited Degrees.</B> Validation of a bachelor's degree from non GaPSC-accepted institutions must be accomplished by completing course work at a GaPSC-accepted accredited graduate school. Also, a degree from a currently accepted accredited institution must be validated if it was earned at a time when that institution was not accredited. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To validate a bachelor's degree from a college with accreditation not accepted by GaPSC, the applicant must have earned nine (9) semester hours of acceptable graduate credit at a GaPSC-accepted accredited graduate school. All course work for validation must be earned with a grade of "B" or better in each course. The course work must be earned in the field in which certification is sought or toward a planned master's or higher degree program.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.31(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a master's or higher-level degree was earned at an institution with accreditation not accepted by the GaPSC, the degree will not be accepted for certification purposes under any conditions. These degrees cannot be validated.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.32" name="505-2-.32" title="505-2-.32">Rule 505-2-.32 Validity Periods and Dating of Certificates</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity Periods.</B> Certificate fields are issued with specific validity periods depending upon the type and title (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.02" href="505-2-.02">505-2-.02</a> CLASSIFICATION). <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The standard validity periods for the various types and titles of certificates are as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Standard Professional, Performance-Based Professional, Advanced Professional and Lead Professional certificates are valid for five (5) years (See GaPSC Rules <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE, <a title="505-2-.06" href="505-2-.06">505-2-.06</a> ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL and <a title="505-2-.07" href="505-2-.07">505-2-.07</a> LEAD PROFESSIONAL) with the following exception: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A renewable professional certificate issued to an educator holding another unexpired, renewable professional certificate is only valid for the remaining validity period of the existing renewable professional certificate;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Life certificates are valid for the educator's lifetime, but are issued with validity periods for record-keeping purposes. During the certificate holder's lifetime, a Life certificate is automatically renewed at the end of the validity period (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.12" href="505-2-.12">505-2-.12</a> LIFE CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pre-Service certificates are valid for five (5) years, with the following exceptions (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.03" href="505-2-.03">505-2-.03</a> PRE-SERVICE CERTIFICATE): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Invalidated upon program completion;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Invalidated if an individual withdraws, transfers or is removed from a program; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)3.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> May be extended at the request of the educator preparation provider (EPP).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Induction certificates are valid for three (3) years, with the following exceptions (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Valid from one (1) to three (3) years if an educator qualifying through Induction Pathway Four (4) has previously held a Non-Renewable Non-Professional or Induction certificate. In these circumstances, the Induction certificate will be issued for the number of full years for which the educator can document that the Non-Renewable Non-Professional or Induction certificate was unused.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)4.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Valid for one (1) year for an educator qualifying through Induction Pathway Four (4) pending verification of enrollment in a GaPSC-approved or GaPSC-accepted educator preparation program leading to certification in the Induction field held by the educator. Once enrolled in a GaPSC-approved or GaPSC-accepted program, the certificate may be extended for two additional years if requested by the employing LUA and following procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)4.(ii)a.">a.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who are not enrolled in a GaPSC-approved or GaPSC-accepted program after the initial one-year validity period may be issued a certificate for an additional year upon the request of the employing LUA. Once enrolled in a GaPSC-approved or GaPSC-accepted program, the certificate may be extended for a third year if requested by the employing LUA and following procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Renewable Professional certificates are valid for three (3) years, with the following exceptions (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)5.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Renewable Professional certificates in endorsement fields are valid for two (2) years;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)5.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Renewable Professional certificates issued to Georgia educators lacking renewal requirements are valid for one (1) year;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)5.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Renewable Professional certificates issued to educators who have previously held a Supplemental Induction certificate in that field are valid for the standard validity period decreased by the number of years for which the Supplemental Induction field was held;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)5.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Initial Non-Renewable Professional certificates in the field of Educational Leadership are valid for three (3) years, and subsequent Non-Renewable Performance-Based Professional certificates in the field are valid for three (3) years.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> International Exchange certificates are valid for three (3) years (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)7.">7.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Waiver certificates and Adjunct licenses are valid for one (1) year (See GaPSC Rules <a title="505-2-.13" href="505-2-.13">505-2-.13</a> WAIVER CERTIFICATE and <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)8.">8.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Clearance certificates, Educational Interpreter licenses, Non-Instructional Aide licenses, Paraprofessional licenses and Support Personnel licenses are valid for five (5) years (See GaPSC Rules <a title="505-2-.42" href="505-2-.42">505-2-.42</a> CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE, <a title="505-2-.16" href="505-2-.16">505-2-.16</a> EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER LICENSE, <a title="505-2-.17" href="505-2-.17">505-2-.17</a> NON-INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE LICENSE, <a title="505-2-.18" href="505-2-.18">505-2-.18</a> PARAPROFESSIONAL LICENSE and <a title="505-2-.19" href="505-2-.19">505-2-.19</a> SUPPORT PERSONNEL LICENSE): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)8.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Renewable Educational Interpreter licenses and Non-Renewable Paraprofessional licenses are valid for one (1) year;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)9.">9.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permit certificates are valid for three (3) years (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(a)10.">10.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Initial Retired Educator certificates are valid for thirty (30) years. Renewed Retired Educator certificates are valid for ten (10) years.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The standard validity period of a certificate may be decreased by the number of years for which an applicant held a Non-Renewable Professional or Waiver certificate in the same field.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Fields that are added to a valid certificate are valid only until the expiration date of the base field, at which time all fields renewed will have the same validity period, with the following exception: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(1)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Educational Interpreter license is valid for five (5) years, regardless of the expiration date of the base certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Effective Dates.</B> The effective date of a certificate level or field is governed by employment, the category of certificate and the date the complete application package is received by the GaPSC. Effective dates may also be based on the GaPSC fiscal year, which is July 1 through June 30. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The effective date of a certificate level or a renewable certificate or license is the more recent of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The date on which requirements are completed; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> July 1 of the fiscal year in which the complete application package is submitted. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(2)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The effective date of a certificate field or level issued based on an approved certification appeal will be the date the Certification Appeals Committee approved the appeal.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The effective date of a non-renewable certificate, an Induction certificate, a Permit, an International Exchange certificate, or any other certificate or license not included in part (2)(a) is determined as follows: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the employment date is between July 1 and December 31 and the complete application package is received prior to the end of the fiscal year (June 30), the effective date is the beginning of the fiscal year (July 1);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the employment date is between January 1 and June 30 and the complete application package is received between January 1 and June 30, the effective date is the first day of the month in which the applicant became employed by the LUA requesting the certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The effective dates of Waiver certificates are determined on a case-by-case basis.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certificates shall not normally be backdated prior to July 1 of the fiscal year in which the complete application package is received, regardless of the date requirements are met, with the following exception: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the superintendent of an employing LUA submits a written statement verifying that all salary adjustments will be paid using only local funds, the GaPSC may issue a certificate or level with an effective date prior to July 1 of the fiscal year in which the complete application package is received.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Expiration Dates.</B> The expiration date of all certificates, with the exception of Waiver certificates, is June 30 of the final year of validity. The final year of validity is determined by adding the number of years of validity to the calendar year of the effective date of the certificate. For example, a five (5)-year certificate with an effective date of December 10, 2014, would expire on June 30, 2019. A five (5)-year certificate with an effective date of January 1, 2015, would expire on June 30, 2020. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.32(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The expiration dates of Waiver certificates are determined on a case-by-case basis.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.33" name="505-2-.33" title="505-2-.33">Rule 505-2-.33 Certificate Upgrade</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> Educator certificate level upgrade requirements will lead educators to complete advanced degree programs closely aligned with their fields of certification, with institutions and programs meeting specified levels of accreditation, state approval, or quality assurances. A grandfathering timeline is included to maintain the certificate level of currently certified educators and to protect the interests of certified educators currently enrolled in advanced degree programs. This rule applies only to the process of upgrading an existing certificate for a Georgia Educator. See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.01" href="505-2-.01">505-2-.01</a> GEORGIA EDUCATOR CERTIFICATION for the definition of Georgia Educator. For the purposes of issuing an initial Georgia certificate or permit the criteria specified in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.02" href="505-2-.02">505-2-.02</a> CLASSIFICATION applies.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements.</B> Valid level four (4) or higher Georgia teaching, service or leadership certificates with the following titles may be upgraded: Standard Professional, Performance-Based Professional, Advanced Professional, Lead Professional, Life or Induction (with the exception of those Induction certificates attained through Pathway Four [4]). See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.02" href="505-2-.02">505-2-.02</a> CLASSIFICATION for information related to upgrades of certificate levels one (1) and two (2). A certificate level upgrade may be earned by successfully completing an eligible advanced degree program from an eligible institution of higher education. There are two types of eligible advanced degree programs: In-Field programs and New Field programs. Higher education institution eligibility requirements follow each option. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In-Field Degree Programs: A certificate level upgrade may be earned through successful completion of an advanced degree program in a GaPSC certification field that is currently offered (See All Certification Fields Chart) and is held by the educator. Educators may earn upgrades through the completion of education degree programs (examples include but are not limited to M.Ed., Ed.S. and Ed.D.) or through the completion of content degree programs at the Master's degree level or higher (examples include but are not limited to M.A., M.S. and Ph.D.). <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In-Field programs eligible for certificate level upgrades may be completed with Georgia institutions or with out-of-state institutions meeting the criteria described below: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia institutions must meet at least one of the following criteria: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(a)1.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution's educator preparation provider (EPP) is approved by the GaPSC at the time the individual is admitted to the program; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(a)1.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution holds a Carnegie Classification of Research University-Very High Research Activity (RU/VH) or Research University-High Research Activity (RU/H) at the time the individual is admitted to the program. For more information on the Carnegie Classification system, click here.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Out-of-state institutions must meet at least one of the following criteria: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(a)1.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The EPP is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), or the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) at the time the individual is admitted to the program; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(a)1.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The EPP has at least one program currently accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Counsil (TEAC) at the time the individual is admitted to the program; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(a)1.(ii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The institution holds a Carnegie Classification of Research University-Very High Research Activity (RU/VH) or Research University-High Research Activity (RU/H) at the time the individual is admitted to the program.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An educator who completes an advanced degree in a field in which he or she is not certified, and which does not meet the requirements outlined below for New Field degree programs, may become eligible for an In-Field upgrade by qualifying to add the field to his or her certificate, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD. If an educator in this situation applies to upgrade his or her certificate prior to adding the field in which the advanced degree was earned, the request will be put on hold pending addition of the field.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An upgrade that is earned by completion of an advanced degree that is in-field with any certificate field other than an Educational Leadership field will be applied to the general level of the certificate. An upgrade that is earned by completion of an advanced degree that is in-field with an Educational Leadership certificate field will be applied to the leader level of the educator's certificate unless the certificate has not previously been assigned a leader level. If there is no previously assigned leader level, the upgrade will be applied to the general level. For more information on general and leader levels, see GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.02" href="505-2-.02">505-2-.02</a> CLASSIFICATION.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> New Field Degree Programs: A certificate level upgrade may be earned through successful completion of a state-approved advanced degree program that leads to initial certification in a GaPSC certification field in which the educator had not previously completed a state-approved program. In order to qualify for a certificate level upgrade, educators must successfully complete the degree program, pass all appropriate Georgia content assessments, meet all certification requirements and add the new field to their certificate. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Program approval requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs offered by Georgia institutions leading to a new field of certification must be approved by the GaPSC.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs offered by out-of-state institutions and leading to a new field of certification must be approved by the home state agency equivalent to the GaPSC.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Programs offered by out-of-state-institutions must also meet at least one of the criteria listed below: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)1.(iii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The EPP of an out-of-state institution must hold accreditation by NCATE, TEAC or CAEP at the time the educator is admitted to the program; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)1.(iii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The out-of-state institution must hold a Carnegie Classification of RU/VH or RU/H at the time the educator is admitted to the program; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)1.(iii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the educator is completing a program to add the field of School Counseling, the out-of-state institution must be accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) at the time the educator is admitted to the program.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia-certified educators who complete in-state or out-of-stateprograms leading to certification in a new field must pass the GACE content assessmentor other GaPSC-approved content assessment for that field with the following exceptions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> This requirement does not apply to fields in which there is no GaPSC-approved content assessment; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia-certified educators who completed out-of-state programs leading to certification in a new field prior to October 15, 2011, may exempt the content assessment requirement if they were required to pass an acceptable out-of-state content assessment in order to become certified in that field in another state.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An upgrade that is earned by completion of a degree that leads to certification in any field other than Educational Leadership fields will be applied to the general level of the certificate. Asoutlined in O.C.G.A. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-212&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-212</a>, an upgrade that is earned by completion of a degree that leads to certification in an Educational Leadership field will result in the assignment of a leader level to the certificate, and will not change the general level, unless the leadership degree earned meets one of the following exemption criteria: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The leadership degree was awarded prior to July 1, 2010; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The educator enrolled in the leadership preparation program on or before April 1, 2009, and was awarded one of the following leadership degrees by the dates indicated: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)3.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A master's level [level five (5)] leadership degree prior to July 1, 2012;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)3.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An education specialist level [level six (6)] leadership degree prior to July 1, 2013; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(2)(b)3.(ii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A doctoral level [level seven (7)] leadership degree prior to July 1, 2014.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Exceptions.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pre-existing Georgia certificate levels: All certificate levels in place on December 15, 2010 will remain intact.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A grandfathering period is provided to protect the interests of educators actively pursuing an advanced degree at or near the original effective date of this rule (December 15, 2010). In order to upgrade a certificate under previous upgrade requirements, educators must meet two conditions: they must have been enrolled in an advanced degree program at a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.31" href="505-2-.31">505-2-.31</a> GaPSC-ACCEPTED ACCREDITATION FOR CERTIFICATION PURPOSES) by July 15, 2011; and they must complete the same program - with the same degree objective and major and at the same institution - by the date specified in item 1, 2 or 3 below. Note: the term "enrolled" is defined as admitted to a program and actively participating in course work. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Master's degree programs started on or before July 15, 2011, must have been completed by December 15, 2014.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Specialist degree programs started on or before July 15, 2011, must have been completed by December 15, 2014.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Doctoral degree programs started on or before July 15, 2011, must have been completed by December 15, 2016.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators enrolled in advanced degree programs in the certification fields of Teacher Leadership, Instructional Technology and Curriculum and Instruction at GaPSC-accepted accredited institutions (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.31" href="505-2-.31">505-2-.31</a> GaPSC-ACCEPTED ACCREDITATION FOR CERTIFICATION PURPOSES) may upgrade their certificates under previous upgrade requirements if they were enrolled in the program by January 15, 2013, and if they completed the same program - with the same degree objective and major and at the same institution -by the date specified in item 1 or 2 below. Note: "enrolled" is defined as admitted to a program and actively participating in course work. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Master's or specialist degree programs in the fields of Teacher Leadership, Instructional Technology and Curriculum and Instruction started on or before January 15, 2013, must have been completed by September 1, 2015.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Doctoral degree programs in the fields of Teacher Leadership, Instructional Technology and Curriculum and Instruction started on or before January 15, 2013, must be completed by September 1, 2017.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An educator who earned initial Georgia certification through interstate reciprocity and was enrolled in an advanced degree program at the time the initial Georgia certificate was issued may upgrade his or her certificate without meeting all the requirements outlined in Section (2) above, subject to the following conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The educator must complete the same advanced degree program - with the same degree objective and major and at the same institution - in which he or she was enrolled at the time the initial Georgia certificate was issued. Note: "enrolled" is defined as admitted to a program and actively participating in course work;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The degree must be completed within the following timeframes: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)(d)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A master's or educational specialist degree must be completed within three (3) years of the date on which the initial Georgia certificate was issued; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)(d)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A doctoral degree must be completed within five (5) years of the date on which the initial Georgia certificate was issued;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)(d)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The degree must be completed at an institution that held a GaPSC-accepted accreditation at the time the educator was admitted to the program (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.31" href="505-2-.31">505-2-.31</a> GaPSC-ACCEPTED ACCREDITATION FOR CERTIFICATION PURPOSES); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(3)(d)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The provisions outlined in this section apply only to certificate level upgrades, not to the addition of a new field based on completion of a program. In order to add a field to an existing certificate, all Georgia educators must meet the requirements outlined in Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD and other rules specific to the field to be added.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Eligibility Requirements.</B> Educators holding a Georgia level four (4) or higher Non-Renewable Professional, Permit or Induction Pathway Four (4) certificate are not eligible to upgrade until conversion to the renewable Professional certificate (or for Induction Pathway 4, conversion to another Induction Pathway). Initial issuance of the Non-Renewable Professional, Induction, and Permit certificates will be as specified in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.02" href="505-2-.02">505-2-.02</a> CLASSIFICATION. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.33(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding one of the following discontinued certificates that are valid on the effective date of this rule are not eligible to upgrade until conversion to the Professional certificate: Clinical Practice, Core-Academic, Intern, Non-Renewable Non-Professional, and One Year Supervised Practicum.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.34" name="505-2-.34" title="505-2-.34">Rule 505-2-.34 Add a Field</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adding a Teaching Field. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To add any new teaching field to an existing level four (4) or higher professional teaching certificate, an applicant may complete one of the following options: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete a state-approved certification program in the new field, receive verification of program completion from the program provider per GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.22 CERTIFICATION BY STATE-APPROVED PROGRAM</U>, and complete all applicable Special Georgia Requirements per GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.24 SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS</U>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For all fields except Special Education General Curriculum/Elementary Education and Elementary Education, pass the appropriate GACE content assessment(s) in the new field at the induction level or higher and complete all applicable Special Georgia Requirements as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.24 SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS</U>.The fields of Special Education General Curriculum/Elementary Education and Elementary Education require completion of (1)(a)1. above. If no state-approved content assessment exists for the field, the applicant must complete a state-approved program as outlined in section (1)(a)1. above; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(1)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To add any Career and Technical Specializations or Healthcare Science field to a professional certificate, an applicant must complete the occupational experience and minimum degree requirements in the area of specialization. For certain fields, an applicant must hold and maintain a valid industry license and satisfy assessments as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.87 HEALTHCARE SCIENCE</U> or GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-90 CAREER AND TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS</U>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To add any new teaching fields to an existing certificate in any service or leadership field, an applicant must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(1)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete a state-approved certification program in the new field and receive verification of program completion from the program provider per GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.22 CERTIFICATION BY STATE-APPROVED PROGRAM</U> and complete all applicable Special Georgia Requirements per GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.24 SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS</U>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> New teaching fields may be added to Induction teaching certificates as supplemental Induction fields. To add any new supplemental Induction teaching field to an existing level four (4) or higher Induction teaching certificate, an applicant must pass the GACE content assessment in the field at the Induction level or higher. For the fields of Special Education General Curriculum/Elementary Education and Elementary Education, conversion to professional will also require completion of a state-approved educator preparation program in the field (See GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.04 INDUCTION CERTIFICATE</U>).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Adding a Service Field</B>. To add any Service field to any established professional certificate, an applicant must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete a state-approved program in the new field and receive verification of program completion from the program provider as outlined in the specific Service field rule (GaPSC Rules <U>505-2-.140 AUDIOLOGY through GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.149" href="505-2-.149">505-2-.149</a> TEACHER LEADERSHIP</U>) and complete all applicable Special Georgia Requirements per GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.24 SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS.</U></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Adding a Leadership Field</B>. To add any leadership field to an existing professional certificate, an applicant must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete a state-approved program in the new field and receive verification of program completion from the program provider as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.153 EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP</U> and complete all applicable Special Georgia Requirements per GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.24 SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS.</U></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To add the Superintendent Certificate field to an existing professional certificate, an applicant must meet the requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.154" href="505-2-.154">505-2-.154</a> SUPERINTENDENT CERTIFICATE.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Adding Endorsements</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To add an endorsement to an existing level four (4) or higher professional certificate, an applicant must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(4)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete a state-approved certification program in the endorsement field and receive verification of program completion from the program provider per GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.22 CERTIFICATION BY STATE-APPROVED PROGRAM</U>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(4)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold the appropriate teaching, service or leadership type as outlined in the individual endorsement rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The ESOL Endorsement may be added to a valid Permit certificate in a foreign language field, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.10 PERMIT CERTIFICATE</U>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To add an endorsement field to a valid Induction certificate as a supplemental Induction endorsement, an applicant must complete the requirements outlined in section (3)(a)1 and 2 above. Educators will not be eligible for a professional certificate in supplemental Induction certificate fields until conversion of the base certificate to a professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Adding a Field and Upgrading.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia educators adding a new field by completion of a higher degree must meet additional requirements to qualify for a certificate level upgrade. In order to qualify for a certificate level upgrade, educators must successfully complete the degree program, pass all appropriate GACE content assessments at the appropriate level, meet all certification requirements and add the new field to their certificate as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.33 CERTIFICATE UPGRADE</U>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.34(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Exceptions.</B> For some certificate fields, state-approved programs are limited in number or restricted in geographic location, making it difficult to meet the hiring needs of local units of administration (LUAs). For these specific situations, as determined by the GaPSC on a case-by-case basis, the GaPSC shall maintain a process for establishing specific course work requirements to add the field based on a transcript review of prescribed courses.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.35" name="505-2-.35" title="505-2-.35">Rule 505-2-.35 Voluntary Field Deletion</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.35(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Purpose. Georgia educators may hold a number of different certificate types in a variety of fields. Holding multiple fields enables the educator to be assigned in-field in a variety of subjects, thereby providing increased flexibility for both job opportunities and assignments. However, the holder of a valid Georgia certificate may request the voluntary deletion of any certificate based on the procedures outlined in this rule.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.35(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procedures. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.35(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Annually, between October 1st and the last day of the following February, any certificate holder may apply for and be granted the voluntary deletion of any certificate field(s) which shall become effective on June 30th of the school year of application. The employing local unit of administration (LUA) will automatically receive an electronic copy of the new certificate(s). This time period allows certificate holders to voluntarily delete certificates and also provides a time period for schools to plan for the assignment of their certified staff for the upcoming school year.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.35(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Request for voluntary deletion of the broad field Science certificate may not be made for individual subjects (biology, chemistry, physics, earth and space science) incorporated into the base certificate. The request will result in the deletion of the entire broad field Science certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.35(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certificate Level. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.35(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requests for voluntary deletion of any field that resulted in an upgrade as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE will also result in the loss of the level associated with the field. The new level assigned will be determined by the rule(s) in effect at the time the previous level was awarded as defined by GaPSC Rules <a title="505-2-.02" href="505-2-.02">505-2-.02</a> CLASSIFICATION and <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.35(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Restoration of Deleted Fields. Any certificate field voluntarily deleted under the provisions of this rule will be restored only under the following conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.35(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The educator applies to restore a voluntarily deleted field by submitting the appropriate form provided on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.35(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The educator has satisfied the appropriate GACE content assessment(s) with a passing score at the professional level achieved after the date on which the voluntary deletion was approved. Any passing scores on content assessments in the field being restored taken prior to the date of deletion will not be accepted for restoration and re-verification of content knowledge; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.35(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All other current Special Georgia Requirements have been completed at the time of application for restoring the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.35(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Resources. Specific application procedures as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES and document requirements may be found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.36" name="505-2-.36" title="505-2-.36">Rule 505-2-.36 Renewal Requirements</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> Certificate renewal is an outcome of applying Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC)-accepted continuing professional learning toward the continued validity of a state certificate or license. While it is essential for individual educators to maintain valid certificates and licenses, professional learning should be focused toward school improvement leading to improved teaching and increased student learning. The goal of certificate renewal and professional learning is for educators within a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA) to work together to enhance established educational goals for the individual educator, the school and the LUA to assist students in meeting state standards for student achievement. Written Professional Learning Plans (PLPs) or Professional Learning Goals (PLGs) shall be required for all certificate holders employed by a Georgia LUA. PLPs outline requirements for the professional growth of educators as well as clearly delineate support the school or school system will provide for the educator's professional growth. PLGs outline identified areas for educator growth for those educators not required to have PLPs. All professional learning approved for certificate renewal shall be designed around national professional learning standards as outlined by Learning Forward (formerly the National Staff Development Council). This requirement applies to the design of school and LUA learning communities, the selection of workshops that support learning communities, and any other professional learning designed for certified educators.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements.</B> Georgia's renewable certificates are the Standard Professional, Performance-Based Professional, Advanced Professional, Lead Professional and Life certificates. Renewable licenses are Adjunct, Educational Interpreter, Non-Instructional Aide, Paraprofessional and Support Personnel. These certificates and licenses are valid for a five (5)-year period (except for the Life certificate), during which time the following requirements must be met: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Employment in a Georgia LUA at the time of renewal application, with the following exception: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Renewal of professional certificates held by educators who have at least one (1) year of successful educator experience in a Georgia LUA, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS, paragraph (3)(a)1. The educator must have held a valid Georgia renewable, professional certificate at the time the experience was earned;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A criminal record check, unless exempted in section (4) below;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For the Performance-Based Professional certificate, a minimum of two (2) Proficient or Exemplary annual performance ratings earned on the Teacher Assessment on Performance Standards (TAPS) component of the statewide evaluation system, Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES), within five (5) years of the renewal date: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Performance-Based Professional certificates will be renewed as Standard Professional certificates if the educator has earned fewer than two (2)Proficient or Exemplary TAPS performance ratings within five (5) years of the renewal date, and has no more than one (1) unremediated unsatisfactory, needs development, or ineffective performance rating(s);</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Advanced Professional and Lead Professional certificates may be renewed as Standard Professional certificates if the educator received one (1) annual performance rating below the Satisfactory or Proficient level during the most recent five (5) year validity period of the certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certificate and license holders who are employed by a Georgia LUA in a position requiring certification at the time of renewal application must satisfy professional learning requirements as outlined below, with the exceptions noted in section 5 below. Employing LUAs shall document fulfillment of these requirements and verify their completion as part of the renewal application package: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Engaging in professional learning on a continuing basis by fully participating in the LUA's professional learning community as documented by the educator's supervisor and described in GaPSC Guidelines accompanying this rule;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Setting written Professional Learning Goals (PLGs) or developing a written Professional Learning Plan (PLP) and making acceptable progress, as defined by the employing LUA, toward accomplishing these goals or completing the PLP: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who hold Professional level certification or higher shall engage in continuous improvement by developing PLGs and shall engage in professional learning appropriate for successful completion of these goals, with the following exception: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)2.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who are required to develop a PLP as outlined in section (ii) below are not required to develop additional PLGs while the PLP is in effect;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following educators shall develop PLPs and shall engage in professional learning appropriate for successful completion of the PLPs: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)2.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who hold Induction level certification (Induction certificates are only renewable in the specific circumstances outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE; however, successful completion of professional learning requirements is one of several requirements to move from Induction to Professional certification. Induction is listed here to clarify that Induction is one of several categories of educators who must have PLPs.);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)2.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators in positions requiring them to hold non-renewable certificates;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)2.(ii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who are working in a service or leadership field and have fewer than three (3) years of satisfactory experience in that field;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)2.(ii)(IV)">(IV)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who were not employed by a Georgia LUA in a position requiring certification at the time of their most recent certificate renewal and then reenter the profession;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)2.(ii)(V)">(V)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who have less than one (1) year of educator experience in Georgia;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)2.(ii)(VI)">(VI)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who have received any unremediated annual summative evaluation ratings of Needs Development, Ineffective, or Unsatisfactory during the previous five (5)-year validity of their certificate. The PLP for these educators shall be included in the remediation plan developed according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.43" href="505-2-.43">505-2-.43</a> ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)2.(ii)(VII)">(VII)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who are extending a Permit certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)2.(ii)(VIII)">(VIII)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who hold an Educational Interpreter license (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.16" href="505-2-.16">505-2-.16</a> EDUCATIONAL INTERPRETER LICENSE).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> PLPs shall remain in effect for one (1) to three (3) years, as determined by the supervisor, for all educators who do not hold Induction certificates; PLPs for Induction certificate holders shall remain in effect for the validity period of the Induction certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Written PLGs and PLPs will be developed by individual educators based, at a minimum, on annual performance data. Once the educator develops the PLGs or PLP, they are encouraged, but not required, to engage colleagues in reviewing the PLGs or PLP to provide constructive feedback. Then the educator will meet with the supervisor to review the PLGs or PLP and seek approval before beginning implementation;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> During the course of the year, educators are encouraged, but not required, to meet with colleagues to review progress on implementation of the PLGs or PLP prior to periodic reviews with the supervisor. Prior to a designated date set by the school system near the end of the school year, the supervisor will determine whether or not the educator has made sufficient progress on implementation of the PLGs or PLP and will attest that this process has been implemented as defined by GaPSC Guidelines. Educators who do not make satisfactory progress will be rated accordingly on the state evaluation instrument;</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Professional learning is to be primarily job-embedded and done in the context of the school learning community. Other forms of professional learning such as workshops shall be for the purpose of supporting job-embedded learning.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> With the approval of the educator's supervisor, college course work may be used as professional learning under the following conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Course work that is part of a degree or certification program in the educator's field or in a new field with approval by the educator's supervisor may be used in addition to job-embedded professional learning;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)4.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Final course grades must be "B" or higher; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)4.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Developmental studies courses and course work that is audited and/or exempted without credit shall not be accepted.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The following individuals employed by a Georgia LUA in a position requiring certification may renew their certificates without meeting the professional learning requirements outlined in this section: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)5.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who also hold valid National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification at the time of renewal in a field comparable to one held on their Georgia educator certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)5.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who also hold valid Georgia Master teacher certification at the time of renewal;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)5.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators certified in the service fields of Speech and Language Pathology, Audiology, School Psychology, School Counseling and School Social Work who meet optional requirements associated with GaPSC-accepted state or national credentials as outlined in the appropriate GaPSC field rules as long as this is approved by the supervisor as appropriate for professional learning;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)5.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Instructional Aides who earn required clock hours of job-related training, as determined by the employing LUA (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.17" href="505-2-.17">505-2-.17</a> NON-INSTRUCTIONAL AIDE LICENSE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)5.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Support Personnel License holders who meet the requirements for renewal outlined in the Individual Development Plan developed by the employing Georgia LUA;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)5.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adjunct License holders who meet renewal requirements determined by the employing Georgia LUA;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)5.(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Faculty of Georgia colleges/universities who can document other professional learning as long as there is evidence of continuous engagement in professional learning. Examples include, but are not limited to: special assignment work in P-12 schools that includes teaching, delivery of professional learning to P-12 educators, formal presentations at state/national conferences for P-12 educators, and publication of original work focused on teaching and learning or services in support of teaching and learning. These activities may be verified by a letter, on official letterhead, from the dean of the employing college or university and submitted by the university's certification officer. The teaching of college-level courses shall not be applied toward certificate renewal. Guidelines accompanying this rule provide additional information regarding certificate renewal for higher education faculty;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(e)5.(viii)">(viii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators employed at Georgia private schools may renew their certificates by completing the requirements outlined in Sections (e)1-4 above or by completing the requirements outlined in Section (g) below.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who are no longer employed by Georgia LUAs in positions that require certification, but are employed in Georgia education agencies or organizations may renew certificates as described in Section (e)5(ix) above. These educators will work with their employers to develop PLGs or PLPs. The supervisor will evaluate PLGs or PLPs to determine if the educator makes continuous professional learning progress. These educators may also choose to renew their certificates as outlined in section (g) below without developing PLGs or a PLP.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who no longer work in schools, agencies, or other education organizations in Georgia must satisfy one of the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(g)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For educators who have been employed by a Georgia LUA in a position requiring certification for at least one (1) school year during the most recent validity period of their certificate, and within five (5) years of the date of renewal application, submit documentation of completion of the professional learning requirements outlined in Section (e) above during at least one (1) qualifying year of employment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(g)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete any combination of six (6) semester hours of college course work; ten (10) Georgia Professional Learning Units (PLUs); ten (10) Continuing Education Units (CEUs); or one hundred (100) clock hours of Bright from the Start (BFTS)-approved training: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(g)(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> College course work must be earned at an institution that meets the accreditation standards outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.31 GaPSC-ACCEPTED ACCREDITATION; VALIDATION OF NON-ACCREDITED DEGREES</U>. Final course grades must be "B" or higher. Developmental studies courses and course work that is audited and/or exempted without credit shall not be accepted.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(g)(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> PLUs must be awarded by a State of Georgia education agency, a Regional Educational Services Agency (RESA), a Georgia LUA or a GaPSC-approved college or university. Only LUAs offering GAPSC-approved programs may offer PLUs for renewal purposes. Agencies, RESAs, and LUAs may contract with vendors provided a process is in place that assures the provider designs and implements professional learning that meets Learning Forward standards. Documentation must be maintained that the agency, RESA, or LUA uses an approval process to assure that all professional learning for certificate renewal is standards-based. Only those PLUs awarded within the timeframe outlined in section (2)(h) below, will be acceptable for certificate renewal.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(g)(ii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> CEUs must be issued by a GaPSC-accepted accredited college or university or a provider authorized by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Ten (10) contact hours are the equivalent of one (1) CEU. These credits must be reflected on CEU transcripts or "certificates of completion" which include the name of the organization issuing the credits, the name of the educator receiving the credits, the title of the course, the date the course began and date of completion, and the number of CEUs being authorized.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(g)(ii)(IV)">(IV)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> BFTS-approved trainings may be found on the BFTS website at http://decal.ga.gov.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(g)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold valid National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) certification at the time of renewal in a field comparable to one held on their Georgia educator certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(g)(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold valid Georgia Master teacher certification at the time of renewal;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(g)(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least one (1) year of successful educator experience, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.25 EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS</U>, while working in another state on a valid certificate issued by that state;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(g)(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For educators certified in the service fields of Speech and Language Pathology, Audiology, School Psychology, School Counseling and School Social Work, meet optional requirements associated with GaPSC-accepted state or national credentials as outlined in the appropriate GaPSC field rules; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(g)(vii)">(vii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Re-take and pass at the Professional level the content assessment approved by the GaPSC at the time of renewal for the field(s) being renewed. This is not an option to renew fields for which there is no GaPSC-approved content assessment at the time of renewal. Only the field(s) for which the educator passes the appropriate assessment will be renewed.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Renewal requirements for certificates that are currently valid must have been completed during the validity period established on the certificate. Renewal requirements for expired certificates must have been completed within the five (5)-year period preceding the date of renewal application.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Retired Georgia educators, as verified by the Teachers Retirement System (TRS), who do not wish to meet the renewal requirements outlined in this section may apply for a Retired Professional Certificate as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U>505-2-.44 RETIRED PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE</U>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Focus of Renewal Credit.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certificate holders who are employed by a Georgia LUA in a position requiring certification must have an individual Professional Learning Plan (PLP) or Professional Learning Goals (PLGs) coordinated with their supervisor and employing LUA. These PLPs or PLGs are developed and maintained locally, and must be aligned with individual educator evaluation results as well as with school and school system professional learning plans. To be acceptable for certificate renewal, the PLP or PLGs must be directly associated with the annual personnel evaluation and in addition, may be related to any of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Field(s) of certification held;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> School/District Improvement Plan; and/or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(3)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> State/federal requirements.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Special Georgia Requirement in Special Education as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS may be required as part of renewal requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GaPSC and/or GaDOE may periodically conduct an on-site visit to review and verify professional learning and renewal documentation maintained by the LUA.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Criminal Record Check.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A criminal record check shall be required for renewal of all certificates held by educators employed in a Georgia LUA including state chartered special schools and commission charter schools. This requirement does not apply to employees of state agencies.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the educator has not had an FBI background check (fingerprint) while employed in the present public school system, the FBI background check (fingerprint) is required for renewal. If the educator has satisfactorily completed an FBI background check (fingerprint) at the present public school system of employment, then a Georgia criminal history check will satisfy the renewal requirement. The Georgia criminal history check will satisfy the renewal requirement for private school, chartered special school, and commission charter school employees that do not require certification; such schools that do require certification must meet those requirements listed in (1), (2) and (3) as well as the Criminal Record Check.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The employing Georgia LUA is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate criminal record check is completed during the school year in which the certificate expires. The employer may apply for renewal after the criminal record check or FBI background check has been completed.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the educator is not employed in a Georgia public school, private school, chartered special school, or commission charter school at the time of renewal, the educator is exempt from the background check requirement until such time as Georgia public or private school employment is resumed.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Cycle.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia certificates usually have a beginning date of July 1 and an ending date of June 30. Valid certificates may be renewed from October 1 of the calendar year preceding the ending validity date to September 30 of the calendar year in which the certificate expires. The grace period between July 1 and September 30 allows completion of professional learning during the summer period. When renewed within this cycle, the validity period continues with no break in dates.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> After October 1 of the calendar year in which the validity period ends, the certificate is considered expired. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(5)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To renew an expired certificate, the educator must meet all applicable renewal requirement soutlined in section (2) above, including any remaining Special Georgia Requirements, and submit an application packet with appropriate documentation to the GaPSC. Specific renewal application procedures for educators may be found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(5)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the request of an employing Georgia LUA, an educator who meets the applicable requirements outlined in section (2)(a), (b), (c) and (d) above but has not met applicable professional learning requirements maybe issued a one (1)-year Non-Renewable Professional certificate to allow the educator time to complete all remaining renewal requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(5)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who hold more than one certificate field and/or type will be eligible to renew all certificate fields/types by completion of the renewal requirements for the field of placement during the renewal period.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Application Process. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Renewal of certificates held by educators employed by a Georgia LUA in a position requiring GaPSC certification must be submitted electronically by the employing LUA according to procedures established by the GaPSC. Information about the online procedures is available to authorized school system personnel on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.org" target="_blank">www.gapsc.org</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators not employed by a Georgia LUA in a position requiring GaPSC certification may apply for renewal according to procedures outlined on <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Exceptions.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An educator who has received any combination of two (2) Unsatisfactory, Ineffective or Needs Development annual performance evaluations during the previous five (5)-year validity cycle that have not been satisfactorily remediated by the employing Georgia LUA shall not be entitled to any certificate except for a Waiver in any field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.43" href="505-2-.43">505-2-.43</a> ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION). Waiver certificates must be requested by an employing Georgia LUA and are issued at the discretion of the GaPSC (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.13" href="505-2-.13">505-2-.13</a> WAIVER CERTIFICATE).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Implementation.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding professional certificates expiring after July 1, 2015, must be employed by a Georgia LUA for renewal of their certificates unless meeting (2) (a) 1 above. Educators who meet renewal requirements with the exception of employment will be issued a Certificate of Eligibility.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.36(8)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators holding professional certificates expiring prior to July 1, 2017, who apply for renewal prior to October 1, 2017, may renew their certificate by meeting the requirements outlined in sections (2)(a), (b) and (c) and the renewal requirements outlined in section (2)(g), regardless of employment status. These educators will not be required to meet the professional learning requirements outlined in section (2)(e) if they apply for renewal prior to October 1, 2017.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.37" name="505-2-.37" title="505-2-.37">Rule 505-2-.37 Certificate Extension for Active Military Duty</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.37(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Purpose. The purpose of this rule is to provide a mechanism for certified personnel to receive an extension of the validity period of a certificate when called to active military duty.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.37(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requirements. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.37(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any Georgia educator who holds an Induction, Non-Renewable Professional, Permit, or Waiver certificate and is called to active duty while that certificate is valid shall have that previous certificate re-issued with new, full validity dates under the following conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.37(2)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The educator was employed by a local unit of administration (LUA) when called to active duty;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.37(2)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The educator is employed by a Georgia LUA within the same year or the year following active military duty; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.37(2)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The certificate is requested by a Georgia LUA.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.37(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any Georgia educator who holds a renewable professional certificate and is called to active military duty while that certificate is valid shall have that previous certificate renewed for the full five (5)-year validity, even if renewal requirements have not otherwise been met, under the following conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.37(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The educator was employed by a Georgia LUA when called to active duty;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.37(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The educator or an employing Georgia LUA applies for the renewal. The application packet must include a copy of the military orders showing start and end dates of the active duty period; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.37(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the certificate expired during the period of active duty, the new validity date shall be the first day of the month following the end of active duty, provided receipt of the renewal application and the end of active duty are within the same fiscal year (July 1 - June 30). If the renewal application is received after the end of the fiscal year in which active military duty ended, the renewed certificate will have a beginning validity date of July 1 of the fiscal year in which the application was received. If the certificate did not expire during the period of active duty, the new validity date shall be July 1 following the expiration date.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.38" name="505-2-.38" title="505-2-.38">Rule 505-2-.38 Certificate Correction</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.38(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educator Responsibility. It is the responsibility of the individual educator to maintain an accurate, valid Georgia certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.38(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Correction Procedures. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.38(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When a new certificate or correspondence is received by the educator, it should be examined carefully. Any questions should be addressed either with the employing local unit of administration (LUA) or the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC). If an error is detected, the educator has forty-five (45) days to contact the GaPSC by submission of a letter of explanation. Appropriate corrective action will be taken by the GaPSC.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.38(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the GaPSC discovers an error, it will take measures to make the necessary correction. A certificate issued in error to an ineligible applicant may be subject to recall (invalidation). Necessary corrections involving validity or certificate level dates will be retroactive to the date eligibility was established, but no earlier than the most recent July 1. Under certain conditions, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.32" href="505-2-.32">505-2-.32</a> VALIDITY PERIODS AND DATING OF CERTIFICATES, the LUA superintendent or appropriate designee may request additional changes to the certificate level effective date.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.39" name="505-2-.39" title="505-2-.39">Rule 505-2-.39 Certification Appeal</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.39(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> This rule creates a formalized system of tiered reviews that allows educators to appeal certification decisions resulting from a staff analysis of educator application packets. The decision at each tier is based solely on review of an educator's written appeal. There are two (2) tiers of appeal, which include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.39(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Tier 1. A review by the staff Certification Appeals Committee with a written decision by the Executive Secretary of the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.39(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Tier 2. A review by the Educator Preparation Standing Committee which then makes a recommendation to the full Commission with a written decision by the Chair of the GaPSC.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.39(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Appeal Procedures.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.39(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The educator must begin the appeal process at the first tier and that must be completed before requesting a second tier appeal.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.39(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To initiate the process, appeals must be in writing, sent by U.S. Mail, FedEx, UPS or another mail carrier, and received by the Executive Secretary of the GaPSC within sixty (60) calendar days of the date of the GaPSC notification letter or certificate issuance. Appeals will not be received by phone, by e-mail or delivered in person. The failure of an educator to request an appeal within the sixty (60) calendar days is considered as a waiver of the right to appeal. Educators are responsible for tracking the delivery of their appeal to the GaPSC.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.39(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The written appeal is to be sent to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission, ATTN: Executive Secretary, and shall contain the following information: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.39(2)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educator's name (as listed on the certificate application form), certificate identification number, mailing address, e-mail address and telephone number;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.39(2)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The tier being requested (Tier 1 or Tier 2; the process must begin at Tier 1);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.39(2)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A concise statement describing the nature of the appeal and why it should be granted; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.39(2)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any supporting documentation that might constitute evidence that supports the appeal including transcripts, physician statements, etc.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.39(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> When a Tier 1 or Tier 2 appeal is received, staff will send the educator by e-mail a copy of guidelines that staff follow in processing Tier 1 and Tier 2 appeals.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.39(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> After a decision to grant or deny an appeal has been made by the Certification Appeals Committee, the appellant will receive written correspondence detailing the decision.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.39(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The effective date of the certificate update based on an approved appeal will be the date the Certification Appeals Committee met and determined to honor the appeal request.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.40" name="505-2-.40" title="505-2-.40">Rule 505-2-.40 In-Field Assignment</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.40(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The assignment of educators to positions for which they have been prepared and certified (in-field) is essential for providing the best possible educational programs for the children and youth of Georgia. It is the responsibility of the local unit of administration (LUA) to assure that personnel assigned to certificated positions hold appropriate Georgia certification and are assigned only within the field (subject area) and grade level associated with the certificate held for each assignment during the school day.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.40(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Certification/Curriculum Assignment Polices (CAPS).</B> All Georgia state-approved curriculum courses have been reviewed jointly by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) to determine the certificates which are considered in-field for each approved course. This information is available through the Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>. </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.40(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Endorsements.</B> Endorsements recognize additional expertise that supplements base certificates and enables the holder to be assigned in-field in these additional endorsement areas. Specific information on endorsements is found in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.14" href="505-2-.14">505-2-.14</a> ENDORSEMENTS.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.40(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Areas Not Requiring Specific Certificates.</B> Several areas of assignment do not require a specific field in order to meet in-field requirements, although a certificate in some field is required. These fields include: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.40(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Computer Science - An optional Computer Science Endorsement (6-12) is available to provide strengthened and enhanced competency levels for teaching computer science skills in grades 6-12. However, at the discretion of the employing Georgia LUA, an educator with a professional, valid teaching certificate in any field is in-field to teach computer science in grades P-12. Note: This use of the term computer science relates to general computer labs, etc., but does not include the technology education courses associated with Career, Technical and Agricultural Education outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.90" href="505-2-.90">505-2-.90</a> CAREER AND TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.40(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hospital/Homebound - At the discretion of the employing LUA, an individual with a professional, valid teaching certificate in any field is in-field to teach hospital/homebound students in grades P-12. However, if a student is absent from school for twenty (20) consecutive days or more, a "highly qualified" teacher must be identified for the core academic subject(s) and must be available as the student's "teacher of record" for content instruction. The "highly qualified" teacher(s) must supervise content instruction through the use of a collaborative model.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.40(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In-School Suspension - Because in-school suspension is typically short term, the student's regularly assigned content teacher is considered the "teacher of record" and would be expected to supervise instruction through the use of a collaborative model. At the discretion of the employing Georgia LUA, a licensed Paraprofessional or an educator with a professional, valid certificate in any field is in-field to teach in-school suspension students in grades P-12. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.40(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Areas Not Requiring Any Certificate.</B> For areas in which the GaPSC does not issue or require a specific certificate, LUAs may employ individuals without certification. Individuals who serve in positions of leadership over support functions in the local unit of administration must be appropriately certified. If a certificate is held in any field, the individual can be listed on the Georgia Department of Education Certified Personnel Information (CPI) Report.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.40(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Pre-Kindergarten Programs.</B> Pre-kindergarten regular education programs are administered by Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (See <a class="LinkOut" href="http://decal.ga.gov/Prek/Teachers.aspx" target="_blank">http://decal.ga.gov/Prek/Teachers.aspx</a>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.40(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Discontinued Certificate Fields.</B> Pre-existing certificate fields for permits and Career, Technical and Agricultural Education no longer issued by the GaPSC will continue to be valid and renewable. For certificate types discontinued on July 1, 2014, all requirements outlined at the time of issuance must be completed within the designated validity period. If all requirements are not completed by the expiration date, policies established by the current rules must be met. In-field educational services authorized by all certificates must meet guidelines established by current rules and the Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.41" name="505-2-.41" title="505-2-.41">Rule 505-2-.41 Privacy of Information</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.41(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Background. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law regarding an individual's right to privacy; the Buckley/Pell amendment (Privacy Act) sets extensive guidelines for the release and subsequent use of information from post-secondary education records.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.41(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Procedures. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.41(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Education records, once released by an institution, are the property of the student and may be released only for a specific purpose (i.e., employment or certification). The organization receiving the transcripts is responsible for protecting the document owner's privacy. The Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) will not, without the applicant's authorization, release any information not considered public record under federal and state law.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.41(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Information will not be released to the spouse, parent, sibling or children of an individual without specific authorization. Confidential information, such as test scores and grades on transcripts, will not be released.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.41(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The GaPSC, while maintaining microfilm and electronic copies of original transcripts, cannot copy or provide copies of transcripts to individuals or to other offices, agencies or institutions except in cases of criminal or GaPSC Ethics Division Investigation.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.42" name="505-2-.42" title="505-2-.42">Rule 505-2-.42 Clearance Certificate</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Purpose. The Clearance certificate verifies that an educator employed in Georgia has successfully completed fingerprint and criminal background check requirements and has no convictions of any felony; any crime involving moral turpitude; any other criminal offense involving the manufacture, distribution, trafficking, sale or possession of a controlled substance or marijuana; or any sexual offense; and does not have a certificate or license that is currently revoked or suspended in Georgia or any other state. There are no academic requirements necessary to qualify for this certificate and it does not authorize the holder to be considered in-field for any position. Employees of charter, waiver and Investing in Educational Excellence (IE2) schools must hold a Clearance certificate even if not required to hold any other certification. All holders of this certificate are subject to the Georgia Code of Ethics for Educators (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-6-.01" href="505-6-.01">505-6-.01</a> THE CODE OF ETHICS FOR EDUCATORS). <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Georgia statute requires all educators employed by a local unit of administration (LUA) on and after January 1, 2011 to hold a valid Clearance certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The definition of 'Educator' for this rule is: teachers, school or LUA administrators and other education personnel of this state who hold certificates, permits or other certification documents, including Clearance certificates, issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC); and persons who have applied for but have not yet received or have been denied such certificates, permits or other certification documents from the GaPSC. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(1)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The definition of 'Local unit of administration (LUA)' for this rule shall have the same meaning as in Code Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=20-2-242&amp;title=20#" target="_newtab">20-2-242</a> and shall also include state chartered special schools and commission charter schools.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requirements. To qualify for the Clearance Certificate, the educator must: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Be employed by a Georgia LUA;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have satisfactorily completed fingerprint and criminal background check requirements as outlined in paragraph (5) below;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Not hold an educator certificate that is currently revoked or suspended in Georgia or any other state; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the Clearance certificate requested by the LUA.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Validity. The Clearance certificate is valid for five (5) years. It may be renewed through the LUA upon completion of a Georgia (GCIC) criminal background check and following application procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Classification. The Clearance Certificate is not an educator certificate and is not part of the Interstate Agreement to be accepted by other states.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Implementation. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> On January 1, 2011, educators holding a professional educator certificate who are already employed by an LUA are not required to obtain a Clearance certificate until their professional certificate is renewed. To renew the professional certificate and add the Clearance certificate, the employing LUA shall conduct the required Georgia (GCIC) criminal background check. After the employing local unit of administration receives the criminal background results and the educator completes application procedures, the employer shall submit the information electronically to the GaPSC and the certificate shall be renewed and the Clearance certificate issued. No additional fingerprinting shall be required for renewal of the Clearance certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As of January 1, 2011, educators holding a professional educator certificate who are newly employed by an LUA are required to obtain a Clearance certificate at the time of new employment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(5)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As of January 1, 2011, educators who do not hold a valid certificate, license or permit issued by the GaPSC who are newly employed by an LUA shall be fingerprinted, have a criminal background check completed by the employing LUA and obtain a Clearance certificate. This includes educators hired for positions which would, if not exempted by charter, waiver or an increased flexibility contract (IE2), be required to hold a professional educator certificate, license or permit.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(5)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Should the Clearance certificate holder move to a different employing LUA, it is not necessary to obtain a new Clearance certificate until expiration of the certificate. The new employing LUA may still require fingerprinting for employment purposes.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.42(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Reporting Procedures. LUAs shall report the results of criminal background checks to the GaPSC through the appropriate procedures available to authorized personnel through the <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.org" target="_blank">www.gapsc.org</a> web site.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.43" name="505-2-.43" title="505-2-.43">Rule 505-2-.43 Annual Performance Evaluation</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> Georgia Code 20-2-210 requires that all personnel employed by local units of administration (LUAs) shall have their performance reviewed annually. The purpose of this rule is to define the process for reporting "Unsatisfactory," "Ineffective" and "Needs Development" annual performance evaluations for certificated personnel; the process for reporting successful completion of remediation plans; and the effect of two (2) or more unremediated "Unsatisfactory," "Ineffective" or "Needs Development" annual performance evaluations in a five (5)-year period on certification eligibility, issuance and renewal.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certificated personnel include all individuals holding any Renewable or Non-Renewable license or certificate issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC), including the Clearance certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Unsatisfactory performance ratings include any annual summative performance rating of "Unsatisfactory," "Ineffective," "Needs Development," or the equivalent.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfactory performance ratings include any annual summative performance rating of "Satisfactory," "Proficient," "Exemplary," or the equivalent.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each LUA shall report all unsatisfactory ratings of all annual performance evaluations. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An educator who receives an unsatisfactory performance evaluation must be reported to the GaPSC by the employing LUA using the procedures established by the GaPSC and no later than June 30 of the academic year in which the annual performance evaluation was conducted.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The employing LUA is responsible for establishing a remediation plan for an educator who receives an unsatisfactory annual performance evaluation. An evaluation component shall be part of the remediation plan and shall be used to assess performance during the time period since the evaluation. The remediation plan must also include a professional learning component. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(3)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An LUA that employs an educator who has received an unremediated unsatisfactory annual performance rating during the current validity period of his or her certificate is responsible for supervising the completion of that educator's remediation plan, even if the unsatisfactory rating was issued by a different employing LUA [see section (6) below]. If the educator successfully completes the remediation plan, as determined by the educator's supervisor, the performance evaluation is considered remediated. Remediation based on successful completion of a plan shall be reported to the GaPSC by the employing LUA using the established procedures and no later than June 30 of the academic year in which the remediation took place.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(3)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> It is the responsibility of the educator to complete the remediation plan to the satisfaction of his or her supervisor.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(3)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An educator may also remediate an unsatisfactory annual performance rating without completing a remediation plan by receiving a satisfactory evaluation on a subsequent annual performance evaluation, subject to the following conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(3)(a)2.(iii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The satisfactory performance rating must be earned while employed in a similar field to the one in which the unsatisfactory performance rating was earned. If the unsatisfactory rating was earned while working in a teaching field, a satisfactory rating earned while working in any teaching field within the same grade range (P-5, 4-8, or 6-12) is acceptable. If the unsatisfactory rating was earned while working in a leadership or service field, only a satisfactory rating earned while working in the same field is acceptable for remediation of the unsatisfactory rating;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(3)(a)2.(iii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A single annual satisfactory performance rating may be used to remediate only one (1) unsatisfactory annual performance rating; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(3)(a)2.(iii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A remediation based on a subsequent satisfactory evaluation must be reported to the GaPSC by the employing LUA using the established procedures and no later than June 30 of the academic year in which the remediation took place.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewable Certificate Holders.</B> An educator holding a Renewable license or certificate who has received two (2) or more unremediated unsatisfactory performance evaluations in the preceding five (5)-year certificate validity period will not be eligible for renewal. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the request of an employing LUA, a Waiver license or certificate may be issued to an educator with two (2) unremediated unsatisfactory ratings in the preceding five (5)-year certificate validity period to allow for remediation of the performance deficiency. Upon successful remediation, the educator may apply for the Renewable license or certificate provided all other certification requirements are met. Upon issuance of the Renewable license or certificate, the validity period will be decreased by the length of time for which the Waiver license or certificate was held. An educator who has received three (3) or more unremediated unsatisfactory ratings in the preceding five (5)-year certificate validity period may not be issued any type of certificate, including a Waiver.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Renewable license or certificate holder with one (1) unremediated unsatisfactory evaluation shall not be eligible for renewal until the performance evaluation has been remediated; or a "Satisfactory," "Proficient" or "Exemplary" evaluation has been earned on the current year's annual performance evaluation; or the employer attests that a second unsatisfactory performance evaluation was not earned in the renewal year; or the performance evaluation period has ended for the renewal year, and the LUA has attested that all unsatisfactory performance evaluations have been reported to the GaPSC for the renewal year.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Non-Renewable Certificate Holders.</B> An educator holding a Non-Renewable license or certificate who has received two (2) or more unremediated unsatisfactory performance evaluations during the validity period of the certificate shall not be entitled to a Non-Renewable or Renewable license or certificate, with the following exception: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the request of an employing LUA, a Waiver license or certificate may be issued to an educator with two (2) or more unremediated unsatisfactory ratings during the validity period of the Non-Renewable license or certificate to allow for remediation of the performance deficiency. Upon successful remediation and provided all other certification requirements are met, the educator may apply for Renewable certification. Upon issuance of the Renewable license or certificate, the validity period will be decreased by the length of time for which the Waiver license or certificate was held.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Remediation by a New Employing LUA.</B> If an educator who has received one (1) or more unremediated unsatisfactory annual performance evaluations during the current validity period of his or her certificate is no longer employed by the reporting LUA, he or she may gain employment in another LUA willing to assist with the remediation process. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An educator may authorize the release of his or her individual performance data for remediation purposes.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> At the request of an employing LUA, a Waiver license or certificate may be requested to allow for remediation of the performance deficiency.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(6)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The educator is responsible for disclosing their remediation plan to the new employer in order to pursue remediation of the unsatisfactory rating. The new employer may choose to revise the remediation plan.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Privacy.</B> All local school systems and charter schools are required to report all unsatisfactory ratings of all annual performance evaluations to the Professional Standards Commission. The Commission is authorized to release such data provided it cannot be personally identified to any currently or formerly certificated individual.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Information Clearinghouse.</B> The GaPSC shall maintain a central clearinghouse of information on Georgia educators receiving annual "Unsatisfactory," "Ineffective" or "Needs Development" performance evaluations and/or annual performance remediation. Each LUA is required to report this information to the GaPSC on or before June 30 of the academic year in which the evaluation or remediation occurred. The LUA superintendent or authorized official is responsible for ensuring that this information is provided in an accurate and timely manner, and shall attest to the completeness of reporting on or before June 30 of each academic year. If the information is not provided in an accurate and timely manner as established in this rule, the GaPSC reserves the right to report the superintendent or designee responsible for reporting performance to the Ethics Division.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.43(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Correction of Reporting Errors.</B> Erroneously reported unsatisfactory annual performance evaluations and/or remediation will be removed upon request from the reporting LUA using the procedures established by the GaPSC.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.44" name="505-2-.44" title="505-2-.44">Rule 505-2-.44 Retired Educator Certificate</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The Retired Educator certificate is a renewable certificate that allows retired Georgia educators to maintain certification for the purposes of substitute teaching or other educational activities for which GaPSC educator certification is not required but may be desirable.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements.</B> The Retired Educator certificate may be issued to an educator who meets the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Has previously held a GaPSC renewable, professional educator certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Is a retired Georgia educator as verified by: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(2)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teachers Retirement System of Georgia (TRS);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(2)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Comparable Georgia private school system; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(2)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Comparable public or private college or university retirement system; and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Does not hold any other valid Georgia educator certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An initial Retired Educator certificate is valid for thirty (30) years;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A renewed Retired Educator certificate is valid for ten (10) years (See section (4) below); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A Retired Educator certificate is invalidated upon issuance of any other Georgia educator certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An initial Retired Educator certificate may be renewed for subsequent ten (10)-year validity periods; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Renewal of a Retired Educator certificate requires submission of application documents outlined on <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a> and the application fee (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.28" href="505-2-.28">505-2-.28</a> CERTIFICATION FEES</U>), but does not require completion of professional learning or renewal credit.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Retired Educator certificate holders shall be placed in the highest priority group on substitute teaching lists for Georgia local units of administration (LUAs), as outlined in GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.20" href="505-2-.20">505-2-.20</a> SUBSTITUTE TEACHING</U>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.44(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Retired Educator certificate holders may not serve in any position requiring GaPSC educator certification. Retired educators who are hired in positions requiring certification must meet requirements to renew their expired professional certificates.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.45" name="505-2-.45" title="505-2-.45">Rule 505-2-.45 Montessori Certificate</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45 (1)"> (1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Background.</B> Montessori education has over 100 years of history and is practiced in more than 500 public schools across the United States. Both child-centered and highly structured, Montessori education has been shown to increase student achievement while reducing the impact of economic inequity.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> The Montessori certificate is part of a modified tiered teacher certification system that provides a statewide structure to recognize Montessori teachers, and ensure students in Montessori classrooms have access to fully-implemented Montessori education. Unlike the traditional (non-Montessori) teacher certification structure, which has four tiers, the Montessori teaching structure has two tiers consisting of the Induction and Professional tiers. Holding a valid Montessori certificate: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Confirms an individual has met requirements for becoming a Montessori teacher in Georgia;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provides a structure of support for early career Montessori teachers. An early career teacher is defined as one who is new to the profession with fewer than three (3) years of successful experience;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Supports Montessori teachers in continually developing the knowledge and skills to improve effectiveness; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Requires teachers to meet professional learning requirements to maintain a Montessori certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Montessori Accreditation Counsel for Teacher Education (MACTE) is the international standard setting and accrediting body for Montessori teacher education. The Montessori teacher education program, not the college, school, department, or other administrative unit of the institution, receives MACTE accreditation. MACTE is a member of the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA) and is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Montessori credential: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Professional certificate issued by another state, country or jurisdiction that has signed the National Association of State Directors of Teacher Education and Certification (NASDTEC) Interstate Agreement;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(3)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Montessori certificate or credential issued by a MACTE-accredited education program provider; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(3)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verification letter from a MACTE-accredited program documenting credential level, teacher education program, and date of completion.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Letter of Equivalency is issued to an individual by a MACTE-accredited teacher education program and verified by MACTE, confirming after a review of the candidate's transcripts and records that the individual's Montessori teaching credential is equivalent to the credential offered by the MACTE-accredited program issuing the letter. A letter of equivalency may be submitted by a Montessori teacher whose credential was earned before the Montessori teacher education program was accredited.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Induction certificate is part of Georgia's tiered teacher certification system that provides a statewide structure for the professional development of early career educators and educators new to the state of Georgia and assures the effectiveness of these educators. Unlike the traditional (non-Montessori) Induction certificate that includes four (4) pathways, the Montessori certificate is issued in Pathways 3 and 4.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Montessori Fields.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Infant Toddler (birth - 3)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(4)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> PK2- K (ages 2 1/2 - 6)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(4)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Elementary I Grades 1<SUP>st</SUP>- 3<SUP>rd</SUP>(ages 6 - 9)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(4)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Elementary I- II Grades 1<SUP>st</SUP> - 6<SUP>th</SUP> (ages 6 - 12)</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(4)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secondary I Grades 7<SUP>th</SUP> - 9<SUP>th</SUP> (ages 12 - 15) <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(4)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secondary I Language Arts &amp; Social Studies</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(4)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secondary I Science &amp; Mathematics</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(4)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secondary I - II Grades 7<SUP>th</SUP>- 12<SUP>th</SUP>(ages 12 - 18) <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(4)(f)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secondary II English</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(4)(f)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secondary II Social Studies</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(4)(f)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secondary II Science</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(4)(f)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Secondary II Mathematics</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Induction Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Montessori Induction certificate is issued to individuals employed as Montessori teachers by a Georgia local unit of administration (LUA) who have less than three years of full-time, acceptable experience. Acceptable experience is outlined in GaPSC <P>GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS. The Montessori Induction certificate is issued as Pathway 3 and 4 as follows:</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Pathway Three (3)</B>: Individuals prepared by a teacher education program accredited by Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE) shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete aMACTE-accredited programand submit verification of thecredential or letter of equivalency from the preparation program;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(a)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attain a passing score on the GACE content assessment at the Induction level or higher or meet exemption requirements;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(a)1.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attain a passing score on the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Exit Assessment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(a)1.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Earn three (3) semester hours of college credit with a grade of "C" or higher or five (5) Georgia Professional Learning Units satisfied through a Georgia public school system or RESA in the identification and education of children who have special educational needs; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(a)1.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a><U>CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES</U>. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Pathway Four (4)</B>: Individuals employed in a Georgia Montessori school / classroom while enrolled in a MACTE-accredited program shall: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Provide verification of acceptance in a Montessori teacher education program accredited by MACTE;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the GaPSC Program Admission Assessment or meet exemption criteria outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.26" href="505-2-.26">505-2-.26</a> CERTIFICATION &amp; LICENSURE ASSESSMENTS;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(a)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the GACE content assessment at the Induction level or higher;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(a)2.(v)">(v)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete the Georgia Educator Ethics- Program Entry Assessment; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(a)2.(vi)">(vi)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a><U>CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES</U>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Induction Montessori certificate is not issued for service fields (See GaPSC Rule 505-2-.140-.149 )or leadership fields (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.153" href="505-2-.153">505-2-.153</a><U>EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP</U>).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Professional Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Performance-Based Professional Montessori teaching certificate is issued in Montessori teaching fields to individuals teaching in Georgia public schools evaluated by the statewide evaluation system who meet the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(6)(a)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a minimum of three (3) years of successful educator experience (as defined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-25 EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS) within five (5) years of the date of application while holding an induction or professional certificate. All three (3) years must have been earned in a Georgia school with a summative performance rating of "Proficient" or "Exemplary" while being evaluated on the Teacher Assessment on Performance Standards (TAPS) component of the statewide evaluation system, Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(6)(a)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Request the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(6)(a)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet Special Georgia Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS); and </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(6)(a)(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For those holding an Induction certificate attained through Induction Pathway Four (4), complete a MACTE-accredited teacher education program. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(6)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Standard Professional Montessori teaching certificate is intended for those teachers evaluated by a school-, district- or agency-approved evaluation system and not evaluated by the state wide evaluation system. It is issued to Montessori teachers who do not meet the requirements for the Performance-Based Professional Montessori teaching certificate but do meet the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(6)(b)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a minimum of three (3) years of successful educator experience, as defined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS, earned within five (5) years of the date of application. This experience must have been earned while holding an induction or professional Montessori certificate, or a non-professional out-of-state Montessori certificate that was subsequently converted to professional status in the state, field and grade level of experience; </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(6)(b)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Request the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES; </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(6)(b)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet Special Georgia Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(6)(b)(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For those holding an Induction certificate attained through Induction Pathway Four (4), complete a MACTE-accredited teacher education program. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Reciprocity.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals holding a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution and verifying a valid or expired professional Montessori certificate issued by a state signing the NASDTEC Interstate Agreement shall qualify for the Standard Professional Montessori teaching certificate by meeting the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(7)(a)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have three (3) or more years of successful out-of-state experience (as defined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-25 EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS) earned within five (5) years of the date of application while holding a professional Montessori teaching certificate. This experience may have been earned as a Montessori classroom teacher or in an education position that required the maintenance of a valid Montessori professional teaching certificate. Educators having fewer than three (3) years of successful experience may qualify for a Montessori Induction certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(7)(a)(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the GACE content assessment at the Induction level or higher, or meet exemption criteria outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(7)(a)(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Meet Special Georgia requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS); and </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(7)(a)(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the certificate according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(7)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teachers meeting all requirements for the Standard Professional Montessori certificate by reciprocity with the exception of the Special Education requirement will be issued a Standard Professional Montessori certificate. This requirement must be completed as part of the professional learning requirements for renewing or converting the certificate. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Non-Renewable.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Non-Renewable Professional Montessori certificate may be issued at the request of an employing LUA to individuals under the following circumstances: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(8)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals who hold a valid Professional Montessori certificate and are assigned to a different Montessori teaching field in which they do not meet certificate requirements;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(8)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals who hold a valid professional (non-Montessori) certificate and are assigned to a Montessori teaching field in which they do not meet certificate requirements; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(8)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators who have previously held a professional Montessori certificate but have not met renewal requirements outlined in section (15) below. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Add a Field.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(9)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To add a Montessori field to an existing level four (4) or higher traditional (non-Montessori) professional certificate, an individual must complete a MACTE-accredited program in the Montessori field, submit verification of the credential or letter of equivalency from the preparation program, pass the appropriate GACE content assessment in the new field, and complete all applicable Special Georgia Requirements per GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(9)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To add a Montessori field to an existing Montessori teaching certificate in the appropriate age group, the educator must earn a credential from a MACTE-accredited program in the new Montessori field and submit verification of the credential or letter of equivalency, pass the appropriate GACE content assessment, and complete all applicable Special Georgia Requirements per GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.24" href="505-2-.24">505-2-.24</a> SPECIAL GEORGIA REQUIREMENTS.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Certificate of Eligibility.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(10)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals not meeting the employment requirement, but who meet all other requirements for the Montessori Induction Pathway Three (3), or the Professional Montessori certificate qualify for a Georgia Certificate of Eligibility. The Georgia Certificate of Eligibility is valid for five (5) years and is intended to assist individuals seeking employment. Upon employment and request from the Georgia LUA, the individual will be issued the Montessori Induction or Professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(10)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If the Certificate of Eligibility expires without being replaced with a Montessori Induction or Professional certificate, the individual may receive a new Certificate of Eligibility upon reapplication to the GaPSC.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(10)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Certificate of Eligibility is invalidated upon issuance of a Montessori Induction or Professional certificate. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45 (11)"> (11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Implementation.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45 (11)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teachers currently employed in a public Montessori classroom must hold a valid Montessori certificate by July 1, 2021.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45 (11)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A grandfathering period is provided to protect educators currently employed in Georgia public Montessori classrooms prior to the effective date of this rule. In order to qualify for Montessori certification under this grandfathering provision, educators must meet the following conditions prior to July 1, 2018: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45 (11)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Employed in a public Montessori classroom while holding an acceptable GaPSC certificate;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45 (11)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Earned one or more years of satisfactory Montessori teaching experience, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45 (11)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Completed a Montessori diploma program outlined by the employing school system and submit verification from the employing school system at the time of application.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45 (11)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Grandfathered Montessori educators will not be required to complete a MACTE-accredited program but must meet all other eligibility requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45 (11)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teachers currently employed in a private Montessori classroom are eligible for the Montessori certificate upon request of the employing LUA. Experience earned to convert from an Induction Montessori to the Professional Montessori certificate must be earned from a school holding acceptable GaPSC-accreditation as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Certificate Upgrade.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(12)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teachers holding a Montessori Induction Pathway 3 or Professional Montessori certificate are eligible to upgrade their certificate by meeting the requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a><U>CERTIFICATE UPGRADE.</U> Teachers holding an Induction certificate attained through Pathway Four (4) are not eligible to upgrade to a higher certificate level until conversion to the Montessori Induction Pathway 3 or Professional Montessori certificate and meeting requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a><U>CERTIFICATE UPGRADE.</U> Initial issuance of the Induction certificate level will be determined as outlined GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.02" href="505-2-.02">505-2-.02</a><U>CLASSIFICATION.</U></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Conversion to a Different Induction Pathway or Professional Montessori certificate.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(13)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teachers holding an Induction certificate attained through Pathway Four (4) may apply to convert their certificate to the Induction Pathway 3 certificate or the Professional Montessori certificate upon meeting all certification requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(13)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An Induction Pathway 4 certificate that is converted to the Induction Pathway 3 certificate will maintain the original expiration date.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(14)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Induction certificate is valid for three (3) years with the following exceptions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(14)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a teacher is converting from an Induction certificate attained through Pathway Four (4) to an Induction Pathway Three (3) certificate, the certificate will be issued with the same end validity date as the original; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(14)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If a teacher has earned less than three (3) years of acceptable educator experience to convert to the Professional Montessori certificate, the certificate will be issued for three (3) additional years in order to meet conversion requirements.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(14)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Professional Montessori certificate is valid for five (5) years.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(14)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Non-Renewable Professional Montessori certificate issued for completion of requirements to add a field in Section (9) above is valid for three (3) years.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(14)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Non-Renewable Professional Montessori certificate issued for completion of renewal requirements is valid for one (1) year.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(15)">(15)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(15)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Performance-Based Professional Montessori teaching certificate may be renewed by meeting the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(15)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy professional learning requirements as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(15)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Earn a minimum of two (2) "Proficient" or "Exemplary" TAPS annual performance ratings within five (5) years of the renewal date; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(15)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the certificate renewal according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES. Unemployed teachers may apply for renewal by having at least one (1)year of successful educator experience in a Georgia LUA, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS, paragraph (3)(a)1, while holding a valid Georgia professional Montessori certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(15)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Standard Professional Montessori teaching certificate may be renewed by meeting the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(15)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Satisfy professional learning requirements as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(15)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have the employing Georgia LUA request the certificate renewal according to procedures outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.27" href="505-2-.27">505-2-.27</a> CERTIFICATION APPLICATION PROCEDURES. Unemployed teachers may apply for renewal by having at least one (1)year of successful educator experience in a Georgia LUA, as outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.25" href="505-2-.25">505-2-.25</a> EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS, paragraph (3)(a)1, while holding a valid Georgia professional Montessori certificate. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(15)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teachers holding a Standard Professional Montessori teaching certificate evaluated by the statewide evaluation system will be issued a Performance-Based Professional Montessori certificate at renewal by meeting requirements outlined in (6)(a) above.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(15)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teachers holding a Montessori Induction or Professional certificate employed in a Georgia public or charter school who have received any combination of two (2) "Unsatisfactory", "Ineffective" or "Needs Development" annual performance summative evaluations in the previous five (5)-year period shall not be entitled to a renewable certificate prior to demonstrating such performance deficiency has been satisfactorily remediated but may apply to the GaPSC for the appropriate nonrenewable certificate as defined by the GaPSC (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.43" href="505-2-.43">505-2-.43</a> ANNUAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION). </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(16)">(16)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Assessments.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(16)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The assessments required for Montessori certification are outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.26" href="505-2-.26">505-2-.26</a> CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE ASSESSMENTS.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.45(17)">(17)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement.</B>(See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT). An individual holding the Montessori certificate is in-field to teach in the field and age group of issuance in a Montessori classroom. Holding the Montessori certificate is not in-field to teach in a traditional (non-Montessori) classroom. </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.46" name="505-2-.46" title="505-2-.46">Rule 505-2-.46 Military Support Certificate</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Background.</B> The GaPSC is committed to assisting transitioning military members and families to the state while supporting the desire to teach and serve in Georgia schools. The Georgia Troops to Teachers (TTT) program will provide support for veterans by facilitating recruitment, program participation and completion, job placement, and retention. In addition, as reciprocity is often a complex and overwhelming process for military families, and Rules do not address the unique circumstances of these individuals, it is imperative to reduce the negative impact the certification process creates for military families.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose. </B> The Military Support certificate identifies and supports transitioning military veterans and family members, allowing completion of certification requirements on a modified timeline. Once requirements are met, the appropriate certification will be issued to the educator.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Definitions.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The term veteran(s) is used to describe active, retired, and transitioning service members.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Military family members are spouses of active and transitioning service members.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Military Support Fields.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(4)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Military Support credential will identify the specific certification or licensure are a authorized by the credential. Georgia certification fields are listed on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Induction Requirements (See Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE).</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Military Support Induction certificate is issued at the request of an employing local unit of administration (LUA) meeting the requirements outlined in the Induction certificate rule with the exceptions outlined below: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Pathway One (1) and Pathway Two (2)</B>: Individuals submitting documentation of meeting the veteran and military family member definition may request issuance of the certificate without the support of an employing LUA.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Pathway Three (3)</B>: Individuals submitting documentation of meeting the veteran and military family member definition may be issued the certificate prior to completion of Special Georgia Requirements and must complete outlined requirements prior to the end of the certificate validity period. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals may request issuance of the certificate without the support of an employing LUA.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Pathway Four (4)</B>: Individuals enrolled in the Georgia Troops to Teachers program have a modified timeline for completion of requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Initial Issuance</B>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution, unless Georgia does not require a bachelor's degree for the specific field. Minimum degree requirements are defined in the applicable teaching or service rule; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry Assessment.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(i)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants seeking certification in Career and Technical Specializations must meet eligibility criteria outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.90" href="505-2-.90">505-2-.90</a> CAREER AND TECHNICAL SPECIALIZATIONS.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(i)(IV)">(IV)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Applicants seeking certification in Healthcare Science must meet eligibility criteria outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.87" href="505-2-.87">505-2-.87</a> HEALTHCARE SCIENCE.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Year Two Issuance</B>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attain a passing score on the GACE content assessment at the Induction level or higher. If no GACE or other GaPSC-approved content assessment is available for the certification field requested, the applicant is exempt from this requirement; and <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(ii)(I)A.">A.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> For Special Education certificates, the pre-requisite requirement is the special education academic content concentration(s), which must be verified through an academic degree major or the appropriate GACE content assessment(s). The appropriate Special Education certificate GACE content assessment must then be completed before conversion to a Professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verify enrollment in a GaPSC-approved or GaPSC-accepted educator preparation program leading to certification in the Induction field held by the educator.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Year Three Issuance</B>. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(iii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Attain a passing score on the GaPSC Program Admission assessment or meet exemption criteria outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.26" href="505-2-.26">505-2-.26</a> CERTIFICATION &amp; LICENSURE ASSESSMENTS.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Completion Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(iv)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Verify completion of a GaPSC-approved or GaPSC-accepted, state-approved educator preparation program in the field;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(iv)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the GACE Educator Ethics - Program Exit assessment;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(iv)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Earn a passing score on the GaPSC-approved content pedagogy assessment; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)3.(iv)(IV)">(IV)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete any outstanding industry testing/licensure requirements for Career and Technical Specializations or Healthcare Science as outlined in the appropriate Rules.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(5)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Supplemental Induction certificate fields may be issued at the request of an employing Georgia LUA to individuals holding a valid Military Support Induction Pathway One (1), Two (2), Or Three (3) certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Professional Requirements (See Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE).</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(6)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Standard Professional Military Support certificate is issued to individuals applying by reciprocity who meet all requirements to qualify for the professional certificate as outlined in the PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE rule and specific certification field rule, and as determined by the GaPSC with the exception of Special Georgia Requirements and employment with a Georgia LUA. Special Georgia Requirements must be completed as part of the professional learning requirements for renewing or converting the certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Non-Renewable (See Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE).</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(7)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Non-Renewable Professional Military Support certificate may be issued at the request of an employing LUA to individuals holding a professional Military Support certificate and meeting the eligibility criteria outlined in the NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Add a Field (See Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(8)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals holding the professional Military Support certificate may add a field by meeting the requirements outlined in the ADD A FIELD rule.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Implementation.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(9)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Teachers currently enrolled in the Troops to Teachers program and employed by a Georgia LUA must be issued a Military Support Induction certificate beginning October 15, 2018.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Certificate Upgrade.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(10)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals holding Military Support certificates are eligible to upgrade their certificate with the exception of the Induction Pathway Four (4) certificate by meeting the requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE. Individuals holding an Induction certificate attained through Pathway Four (4) are not eligible to upgrade to a higher certificate level until conversion to the Induction Pathway 1, 2, 3 or professional certificate and meeting requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE. Initial issuance of the Induction certificate level will be determined as outlined GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.02" href="505-2-.02">505-2-.02</a> CLASSIFICATION.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Conversion.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(11)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Individuals holding the Military Support certificate may apply to convert the certificate to the Standard or Performance-Based professional certificate upon meeting all certification requirements.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Validity.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(12)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Military Support Induction certificate is valid for three (3) years with the following exceptions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(12)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Induction Pathway Four (4) is issued with one-year validity periods for completion of requirements.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(12)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an individualis converting from an Induction certificate attained through Pathway Four (4) to an Induction Pathway One (1) or Two (2) certificate, the certificate will be issued with the same end validity date as the original; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(12)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> If an educator has earned less than three (3) years of acceptable educator experience to convert from the Induction to the Professional certificate, the certificate will be reissued for three (3) additional years in order to meet conversion requirements.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(12)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Professional Military Support certificate is valid for five (5) years.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(12)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Non-Renewable or Supplemental Induction certificate Military Support certificate is valid for one (1) to three (3) years.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(13)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Military Support certificate is non-renewable unless additional time is needed to satisfy the requirements outlined in (12)(a)3. above.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Assessments. </B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(14)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The assessments required for the Military Support certification fields are outlined in Rule <a title="505-2-.26" href="505-2-.26">505-2-.26</a> CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE ASSESSMENTS<B>.</B></td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.46(15)">(15)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement. (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B><P>An individual holding the Military Support certificate is in-field to serve in positions as indicated by the certificate or license type and teach specified Georgia curriculum courses aligned to the field of certification. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPs) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.47" name="505-2-.47" title="505-2-.47">Rule 505-2-.47 Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.48" name="505-2-.48" title="505-2-.48">Rule 505-2-.48 Repealed and Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.49" name="505-2-.49" title="505-2-.49">Rule 505-2-.49 Repealed and Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.50" name="505-2-.50" title="505-2-.50">Rule 505-2-.50 Repealed and Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.51" name="505-2-.51" title="505-2-.51">Rule 505-2-.51 Repealed and Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.52" name="505-2-.52" title="505-2-.52">Rule 505-2-.52 Repealed and Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.53" name="505-2-.53" title="505-2-.53">Rule 505-2-.53 Repealed and Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.54" name="505-2-.54" title="505-2-.54">Rule 505-2-.54 Birth through Kindergarten</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.54(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE):</P> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.54(1)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An Adjunct License is not issued for this field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.54(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.54(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.54(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.54(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Birth through Kindergarten have strengthened and enhanced competency levels for working with children from Birth through Kindergarten.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.55" name="505-2-.55" title="505-2-.55">Rule 505-2-.55 Elementary Education (P-5)</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.55(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Certificate Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.55(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.55(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.55(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.55(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.55(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.55(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.55(1)(f)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An Adjunct License is not issued for this field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.55(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.55(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.55(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.55(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Elementary Education are in-field to teach any specified Georgia curriculum course in a self-contained classroom in grades P-5. In P-5 classes that are not self-contained, the educator certified in Elementary Education is not in-field to teach such specialized areas as art, foreign language, health and physical education, music, etc. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.55(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.56" name="505-2-.56" title="505-2-.56">Rule 505-2-.56 Special Education General Curriculum/Elementary Education (P-5)</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Certificate Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Special Education General Curriculum/Elementary Education Certificates are issued as Consultative and may also be designated with one or more Special Education academic content concentrations at a specified cognitive level. The Special Education academic content concentrations are: mathematics, science, social science, language arts and reading. The cognitive levels are: P-5, 4-8 and 6-12 (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.106" href="505-2-.106">505-2-.106</a> ACADEMIC CONTENT CONCENTRATIONS). <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(1)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(1)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(1)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(1)(a)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(1)(a)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(1)(a)6.">6.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(1)(a)6.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> An Adjunct License is not issued for this field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To add academic content concentrations with designated cognitive levels to the field of Special Education General Curriculum/Elementary Education, see GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.106" href="505-2-.106">505-2-.106</a> ACADEMIC CONTENT CONCENTRATIONS.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(5)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Educators certified in Special Education General Curriculum/Elementary Education are in-field to provide educational services for all students in grades P-5, special education preschool (ages 3-5) and cognitive level P-5, including those with disabilities whose Individualized Education Program (IEP) indicates instruction using the general education curriculum and participation in the general statewide assessment, under the following conditions: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(5)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The educator may serve as the teacher of record for all subject areas, regular or remedial, with those students. The educator may also work collaboratively with a content area teacher of record in grades P-5.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.56(5)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.57" name="505-2-.57" title="505-2-.57">Rule 505-2-.57 Repealed and Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.58" name="505-2-.58" title="505-2-.58">Rule 505-2-.58 Repealed and Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.59" name="505-2-.59" title="505-2-.59">Rule 505-2-.59 Repealed and Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.60" name="505-2-.60" title="505-2-.60">Rule 505-2-.60 Middle Grades Language Arts</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.60(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.60(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.60(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.60(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.60(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Middle Grades Language Arts are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 4-8. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.61" name="505-2-.61" title="505-2-.61">Rule 505-2-.61 Middle Grades Math</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.61(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.61(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.61(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.61(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.61(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Middle Grades Math are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 4-8. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.62" name="505-2-.62" title="505-2-.62">Rule 505-2-.62 Middle Grades Reading</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.62(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.62(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.62(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.62(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.62(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Middle Grades Reading are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 4-8. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.63" name="505-2-.63" title="505-2-.63">Rule 505-2-.63 Middle Grades Science</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.63(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.63(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.63(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.63(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.63(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Middle Grades Science are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 4-8. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.64" name="505-2-.64" title="505-2-.64">Rule 505-2-.64 Middle Grades Social Science</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.64(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.64(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.64(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.64(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.64(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Middle Grades Social Science are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 4-8. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.65" name="505-2-.65" title="505-2-.65">Rule 505-2-.65 Repealed and Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.66" name="505-2-.66" title="505-2-.66">Rule 505-2-.66 Repealed and Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.67" name="505-2-.67" title="505-2-.67">Rule 505-2-.67 Repealed and Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.68" name="505-2-.68" title="505-2-.68">Rule 505-2-.68 Behavioral Science</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.68(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.68(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.68(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.68(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.68(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Behavioral Science are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.69" name="505-2-.69" title="505-2-.69">Rule 505-2-.69 Biology</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.69(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.69(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.69(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.69(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.69(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Biology are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.70" name="505-2-.70" title="505-2-.70">Rule 505-2-.70 Chemistry</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.70(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.70(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.70(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.70(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.70(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Chemistry are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.71" name="505-2-.71" title="505-2-.71">Rule 505-2-.71 Earth/Space Science</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.71(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.71(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.71(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.71(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.71(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Earth/Space Science are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.72" name="505-2-.72" title="505-2-.72">Rule 505-2-.72 Economics</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.72(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Certificate Requirements. <P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.72(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.72(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.72(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.72(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Economics are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.73" name="505-2-.73" title="505-2-.73">Rule 505-2-.73 English</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.73(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.73(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.73(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.73(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.73(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in English are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.74" name="505-2-.74" title="505-2-.74">Rule 505-2-.74 Geography</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.74(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.74(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.74(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.74(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.74(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Geography are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.75" name="505-2-.75" title="505-2-.75">Rule 505-2-.75 History</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.75(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.75(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.75(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.75(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.75(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> ).</B> Educators certified in History are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.76" name="505-2-.76" title="505-2-.76">Rule 505-2-.76 Mathematics</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.76(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.76(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.76(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.76(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.76(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Mathematics are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.77" name="505-2-.77" title="505-2-.77">Rule 505-2-.77 Physics</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.77(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.77(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.77(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.77(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.77(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Physics are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.78" name="505-2-.78" title="505-2-.78">Rule 505-2-.78 Political Science</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.78(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.78(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.78(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.78(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.78(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Political Science are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.79" name="505-2-.79" title="505-2-.79">Rule 505-2-.79 Science</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.79(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.79(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.79(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.79(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.79(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Science are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.80" name="505-2-.80" title="505-2-.80">Rule 505-2-.80 Speech</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.80(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.80(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.80(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.80(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.80(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Speech are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.81" name="505-2-.81" title="505-2-.81">Rule 505-2-.81 Repealed and Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.82" name="505-2-.82" title="505-2-.82">Rule 505-2-.82 Repealed and Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.83" name="505-2-.83" title="505-2-.83">Rule 505-2-.83 Repealed and Reserved</a></h2> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.84" name="505-2-.84" title="505-2-.84">Rule 505-2-.84 Agriculture</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.84(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.84(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.84(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.84(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.84(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Agriculture are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.85" name="505-2-.85" title="505-2-.85">Rule 505-2-.85 Business</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.85(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.85(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.85(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.85(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.85(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Business are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.86" name="505-2-.86" title="505-2-.86">Rule 505-2-.86 Family and Consumer Sciences</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.86(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.86(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.86(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.86(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.86(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Family and Consumer Sciences are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.87" name="505-2-.87" title="505-2-.87">Rule 505-2-.87 Healthcare Science</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Certificate Requirements.</B> Qualification for certificates in the field of Healthcare Science is based on a combination of occupational work experience, industry licensing and assessments, and formal study. Healthcare Science Certificates may be issued from level two (2) to level seven (7) based on the highest degree level held by the applicant. A table of health careers eligible to be considered for the Healthcare Science Certificate may be found here; however, local units of administration (LUAs) should select individuals with a healthcare background that is closely related to the pathway(s) they will be teaching. For example, a nurse that worked in the field of orthopedics might be a good fit for courses related to Exercise Physiology; those with experience administering or ordering medications (such as paramedics, nurses, and doctors) may have the appropriate expertise to teach Pharmacy courses. LUAs offering Healthcare Science programs leading to certification or licensure must also be sure that their teachers meet the requirements of the particular credentialing agency. For example, the Georgia Medical Care Foundation, which certifies Nursing Assistants, requires that instructors in Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) programs must be nurses. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To qualify for a Professional certificate in Healthcare Science, an applicant must meet the requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.08" href="505-2-.08">505-2-.08</a> CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, section (3)(d).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To qualify for an Induction certificate in Healthcare Science, an applicant must meet all of the following requirements: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(1)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher in a healthcare-related field;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(1)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a current healthcare professional license, registration, or certification that relates to the healthcare field and has been issued by an appropriate governing or regulatory body;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(1)(b)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a minimum of two (2) years of occupational work experience in the healthcare field; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(1)(b)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Complete the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry Assessment. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE). </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To add Healthcare Science to a Professional teaching certificate, the applicant must meet all requirements for the Induction certificate in Healthcare Science, outlined in section (1)(b) above.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> To add Healthcare Science to a Professional service or leadership certificate when no teaching field has been established, a GaPSC-approved program must be completed (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.22" href="505-2-.22">505-2-.22</a> CERTIFICATION BY STATE-APPROVED PROGRAM).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.87(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Healthcare Science are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades P-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.88" name="505-2-.88" title="505-2-.88">Rule 505-2-.88 Marketing</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.88(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B> Certificate Requirements.</B><P>Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE);</P> <P>Permit (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE): Issued only to retired teachers who held a valid certificate in the field at the time of retirement; and</P> <P>Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE).</P> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.88(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.88(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.88(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.88(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).</B> Educators certified in Marketing are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades 6-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.89" name="505-2-.89" title="505-2-.89">Rule 505-2-.89 Engineering and Technology</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.89(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Certificate Requirements.</B> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.89(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.05" href="505-2-.05">505-2-.05</a> PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE</U>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.89(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Induction Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.04" href="505-2-.04">505-2-.04</a> INDUCTION CERTIFICATE</U>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.89(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Non-Renewable Professional Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.09" href="505-2-.09">505-2-.09</a> NON-RENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE</U>);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.89(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> International Exchange Certificate (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.11" href="505-2-.11">505-2-.11</a> INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE CERTIFICATE</U>); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.89(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permit (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT CERTIFICATE</U>).</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.89(1)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Adjunct License (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.15" href="505-2-.15">505-2-.15</a> ADJUNCT LICENSE</U>).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.89(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.34" href="505-2-.34">505-2-.34</a> ADD A FIELD</U>).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.89(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.33" href="505-2-.33">505-2-.33</a> CERTIFICATE UPGRADE</U>).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.89(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.36" href="505-2-.36">505-2-.36</a> RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS</U>).</B></td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.89(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule <U> <a title="505-2-.40" href="505-2-.40">505-2-.40</a> IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT</U></B>). Educators certified in Engineering and Technology are in-field to teach specified Georgia curriculum courses in grades P-12. Each state-approved curriculum course, with specified certificate fields that are designated as in-field, may be found under Certification/Curriculum Assignment Policies (CAPS) on the GaPSC web site at <a class="LinkOut" href="http://www.gapsc.com" target="_blank">www.gapsc.com</a>. </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/505-2-.90" name="505-2-.90" title="505-2-.90">Rule 505-2-.90 Career and Technical Specializations</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Purpose.</B> Career and Technical Specializations are one part of the larger area of education curriculum known as Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE). Career and Technical Specializations certification is based on a combination of occupational experience, industry licensing and assessments, and formal study. Upon the receipt of an Induction certificate, the educator must affiliate with and complete a GaPSC-approved CTAE program offered as New Teacher Institute (NTI) or Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GATAPP) programs in order to convert to the Professional certificate.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Areas of Specialization.</B> The following Career and Technical Specializations are offered: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)a.">a.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Architectural Drawing and Design</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)b.">b. </a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Audio/Video Technology &amp; Film</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)c.">c.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Automotive Service Technology</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)d.">d.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Aviation</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)e.">e.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Barbering</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)f.">f.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Collision Repair</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)g.">g.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Construction</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)h.">h.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Computer Animation</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)i.">i. </a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cosmetology</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)j.">j.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Culinary Arts</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)k.">k.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Distribution &amp; Logistics</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)l.">l.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Electronics Technology</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)m.">m.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Esthetics</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)n.">n.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Government and Public Administration</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)o.">o.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Granite Technology</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)p.">p.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Graphic Communications &amp; Design</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)q.">q.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Information Technology</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)r.">r. </a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC) </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)s.">s.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Manufacturing and Engineering Sciences</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)t.">t. </a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Marine Service Technology</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)u.">u.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Nails</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)v.">v.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Precision Machine Technology</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)w.">w.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)x.">x.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Sheet Metal</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(2)y.">y.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Welding Technology</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"><B>Requirements for Induction Certification.</B> Induction certificate eligibility requirements for each area of specialization are listed below with the exception of Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC). JROTC eligibility requirements are outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT. In addition to the requirements outlined below, eligibility for the Induction Pathway 4 certificate in any specializations requires completion of the Georgia Educator Ethics - Program Entry Assessment. <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Architectural Drawing and Design: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(a)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 1: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(a)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a technical college diploma or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution in drafting; drafting technology; architecture; industrial design; civil engineering; or a GaPSC-determined equivalent; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(a)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(a)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 2: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(a)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a high school diploma or GED equivalent or higher;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(a)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass one of the following NOCTI Teacher Assessments: Architectural Drafting; Mechanical Drafting and Design; orTechnical Drafting; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(a)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(a)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.08" href="505-2-.08">505-2-.08</a> CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, paragraph (3)(e), applicants meeting all requirements with the exception of industry testing and/or licensure may be issued a three (3)-year Induction certificate in this area of specialization.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Audio/Video Technology &amp; Film: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(b)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution in broadcast and video production; communication; mass communications; or a GaPSC-determined equivalent; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(b)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Automotive Service Technology: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(c)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a high school diploma or GED equivalent or higher;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(c)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold valid certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in one of the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(c)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Automobile &amp; Light Truck Certification (Series A), in all four of the areas of: Suspension and Steering (A4); Brakes (A5); Electrical/Electronic Systems (A6); and Engine Performance (A8); or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(c)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Auto Maintenance and Light Repair Certification (Test G1); and</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(c)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(c)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.08" href="505-2-.08">505-2-.08</a> CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, paragraph (3)(e), applicants meeting all requirements with the exception of industry testing and/or licensure may be issued a three (3)-year Induction certificate in this area of specialization.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Aviation: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Aviation Maintenance: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a high school diploma or GED equivalent or higher;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold valid airframe and power plant mechanic certificates from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field, as determined by the GaPSC.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Flight Operations: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 1: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid FAA pilot certificate (private, commercial, or airline transport [ATP]; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(i)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a minimum of three hundred (300) hours of logged flight time as a Pilot in Command (PIC).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 2: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid FAA ground instructor certificate; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(ii)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have given a minimum of three hundred (300) hours of ground training as an FAA certified ground instructor.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 3: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(iii)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution; </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(iii)(ll)">(ll)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid FAA flight instructor certificate; and </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(iii)(lll)">(lll)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have given a minimum of two hundred (200) hours of flight training as an FAA certified flight instructor.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(iv)">(iv)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 4: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(iv)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution; and </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(iv)(ll)">(ll)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have a minimum of two (2) years of occupational work experience in a field related to flight operations or aviation instruction, as determined by the GaPSC; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(d)2.(iv)(lll)">(lll)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have verified military experience equivalent to Option 1, 2, or 3 above, as determined by the GaPSC.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Barbering: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(e)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(e)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid Barber license issued by the Georgia Board of Barbers; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(e)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupation work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Collision Repair: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(f)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(f)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold valid certification from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) in the Collision Repair and Refinish Certification Series in the areas of: Painting and Refinishing (Test B2) and Non-Structural Analysis and Damage Repair (Test B3)<I>;</I> and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(f)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(f)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.08" href="505-2-.08">505-2-.08</a> CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, paragraph (3)(e), applicants meeting all requirements with the exception of industry testing and/or licensure may be issued a three (3)-year Induction certificate in this area of specialization.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Construction: Carpentry, Electrical, Masonry, Plumbing and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning &amp; Refrigeration (HVACR), and Industrial Maintenance: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 1: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold one of the following: a valid Level IV certificate in Carpentry, Electrical, HVAC or Plumbing issued by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER); a valid Level III certificate in Masonry issued by NCCER; a valid Contractor license issued by the Georgia Board of Construction Industry; or a valid Contractor license from the Georgia State Licensing Board for Residential and General Contractors; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 2: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution in construction, construction management, industrial maintenance or a GaPSC-determined equivalent; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 3: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass one of the following NOCTI Teacher Assessments: Building Construction Occupations; Cabinetmaking; Carpentry; Electrical Construction Technology; or Plumbing; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)3.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 4: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)4.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass the NOCTI Teacher Assessments in Industrial Maintenance Mechanics or hold one of the following: a valid Level III or IV certificate in Industrial Maintenance Mechanic issued by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER);</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)4.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(g)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.08" href="505-2-.08">505-2-.08</a> CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, paragraph (3)(e), applicants meeting all requirements with the exception of industry testing and/or licensure may be issued a three (3)-year Induction certificate in this area of specialization.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Computer Animation <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(h)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 1: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(h)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution in computer animation. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(h)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 2: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(h)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution in a GaPSC-determined field equivalent to computer animation; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(h)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(h)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 3: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(h)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(h)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have expertise in the software used in the industry such as Alias PowerAnimator/Maya, Kinetix 3D Studio Max, SoftImage, Lightwave, Adobe Animate CC or GaPSC-determined equivalent. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Cosmetology: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(i)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(i)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid Master Cosmetologist or Cosmetology Instructor license issued by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(i)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Culinary Arts: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(j)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution in culinary arts or a GaPSC-determined equivalent; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(j)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Distribution &amp; Logistics: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(k)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(k)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pass one of the following Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Logistics Technician program assessments: Certified Logistics Associate (CLA) or Certified Logistics Technician (CLT); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(k)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(k)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.08" href="505-2-.08">505-2-.08</a> CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, paragraph (3)(e), applicants meeting all requirements with the exception of industry testing and/or licensure may be issued a three (3)-year Induction certificate in this area of specialization.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(l)">(l)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Electronics Technology: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(l)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution in electronics technology, electrical engineering technology, electrical systems technology, electronics technician, electrical engineering or a GaPSC-determined equivalent from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(l)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent and one of the following: a valid Associate Electronics Technician (CETa) certificate issued by the Electronics Technicians Association, International; or a valid Level IV certificate in Electronic Systems Technician from the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(l)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(l)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.08" href="505-2-.08">505-2-.08</a> CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, paragraph (3)(e), applicants meeting all requirements with the exception of industry testing and/or licensure may be issued a three (3)-year Induction certificate in this area of specialization.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(m)">(m)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Esthetics: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(m)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(m)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid Esthetician or Esthetician Instructor license issued by the Georgia State Board of Cosmetology; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(m)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(n)">(n)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Government and Public Administration: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(n)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a bachelor's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution in public administration, government, political science, public policy, or a GaPSC-determined equivalent; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(n)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(o)">(o)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Granite Technology: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(o)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(o)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(p)">(p)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Graphic Communications &amp; Design: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(p)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution in graphic design; advertising design; communication design; commercial art; graphic arts; visual communication; computer animation; print management; or a GaPSC-determined equivalent; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(p)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)">(q)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Information Technology: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> IT/Information Services and Support: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution in any field;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold A+ certification from CompTIA; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> IT/Network Systems: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution in any field;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold any one of the following: Network + certification from CompTIA; Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification from Cisco; or any of the Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) certifications from Cisco; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)2.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> IT/Programming and Software Development: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)3.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 1: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)3.(i)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution in any field;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)3.(i)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certificate from Microsoft; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)3.(i)(III)">(III)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)3.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 2: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)3.(ii)(I)">(I)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a bachelor's degree from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution in computer science or a GaPSC-determined equivalent; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)3.(ii)(II)">(II)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field. </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)4.">4.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> IT/ Cybersecurity <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)4.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution in an information technology related field or a GaPSC-determined equivalent;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)4.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a CompTIA Security + certificate or GaPSC-determined equivalent; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)4.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(q)5.">5.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.08" href="505-2-.08">505-2-.08</a> CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, paragraph (3)(e), applicants meeting all requirements with the exception of industry testing and/or licensure may be issued a three (3)-year Induction certificate in this area of specialization.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(r)">(r)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Junior Reserve Officer's Training Corps (JROTC): <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(r)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Eligibility requirements for certification in this area of specialization are outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.10" href="505-2-.10">505-2-.10</a> PERMIT, section (9).</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(s)">(s)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Manufacturing and Engineering Sciences: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(s)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 1: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(s)1.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(s)1.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold a valid Level IV certificate in Industrial Maintenance Electrical &amp; Instrumentation Technician issued by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) or hold a valid Certified Manufacturing Technologist or Certified Manufacturing Engineer certificate issued by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME); and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(s)1.(iii)">(iii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(s)2.">2.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 2: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(s)2.(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Hold an associate's degree or higher from a GaPSC-accepted accredited institution in industrial maintenance, industrial systems, industrial engineering or a GaPSC-determined equivalent; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(s)2.(ii)">(ii)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Have at least two (2) years of occupational work experience in the field.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(s)3.">3.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> As outlined in GaPSC Rule <a title="505-2-.08" href="505-2-.08">505-2-.08</a> CAREER, TECHNICAL AND AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION, paragraph (3)(e), applicants meeting all requirements with the exception of industry testing and/or licensure may be issued a three (3)-year Induction certificate in this area of specialization.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(t)">(t)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Marine Service Technology: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="505-2-.90(3)(t)1.">1.</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Option 1: <table bord