New Early Childhood One Year Pathways Program


Current teachers cannot add the Early Childhood test by passing the GACE alone; completion of an approved program is required.

Target Audience

This program is ideal for teachers moving into an Early Childhood position who have a current certificate and who do not need an advanced degree.


  • —Current Georgia certificate
  • —Employed in a PreK-5 position in an elementary school
  • —Passing GACE scores (001 & 002) at the PROFESSIONAL level
  • Be eligible for a Non-Renewable Professional teaching certificate in the field of Early Childhood Education 

Program Information 

  • —One year clinical practice
  • —Job-embedded
  • —Mentor and CST team
  • —Observations, mentoring, coursework, and portfolio
  • —No edTPA
  • Cost: $4000.00   (plus $500.00 mentor fee if not paid by system)

Fall 2018 Cohort

—Application period: January 1, 2018- July 10, 2018