West Georgia RESA Teacher Certification Program
by Kerri Felder on 5/10/2012

What is Pre-TAPP?
It is for individuals who are interested in teaching but have not secured a contracted teaching position.
Tuition: $ 750.00
What is Georgia TAPP?
The Georgia Teacher Alternative Preparation Program (GaTAPP) is a classroom-based
teacher preparation option for individuals who have the basic qualifications to teach early
childhood, middle-grades, secondary or P-12 education but have not completed a teacher
preparation program. The program is not intended to replace regular college teacher
education programs. It is, instead, an alternative option for individuals who hold a bachelor’s
degree or higher but who did not complete teacher education requirements as part of their
degree programs. Georgia TAPP seeks to equip teacher-candidates with the skills to ensure a
reasonable expectation of initial success in their classrooms, and to put in place a supervised
internship/induction program that will help them move toward subsequent mastery of
teaching. We serve only candidates that have secured a full-time teaching position in one of
our participating member systems. Those systems are Carrollton City, Carroll County, Harris
County, Heard County, Meriwether County and Troup County.
Tuition: $ 4,000.00
All candidates (Pre-TAPP & Georgia TAPP) are required to attend a two- week course: “Essentials of Effective Teaching”.
• Week 1: June 18-22 & Week 2: July 9-13
• Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
To Get Started:
Step 1: Please visit our web-site (www.garesa.org) to download and complete the Pre-Screening
Step 2: Submit Application by June 1, 2012
Step 3: Enclose a $35.00 Pre-screening Application Fee
Contact Person: Tonya Dean tdean@garesa.org