What is "Alternative Preparation"?

The Metro RESA Alternative Preparation Program is:

  • a classroom-based teacher preparation option for individuals who have the basic qualifications to teach.
  • an alternative option for individuals who hold a bachelors degree or higher but who did not complete teacher education requirements as part of their degree programs and have never been certified in any state.
  • an intense internship/induction program that
    • seeks to equip teacher-candidates with the skills to ensure a reasonable expectation of initial success in their classrooms.
    • puts in place a supervised internship/induction program that will help teacher-candidates move toward subsequent mastery of teaching.
  • approved, employed candidates in the GaTAPP program are classified as "highly qualified" or "HiQ" per Georgia Title IIA guidelines developed by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (updated 2010).

Applicants should understand:

  • Metro RESA only provides training for the GA TAPP Program.
  • Metro RESA is NOT able to guarantee applicants who have completed the eligibility requirements a position in schools.   Metro RESA supports area school systems by screening potential teacher candidates who want to pursue an alternative route to teacher certification.
  • A related degree is required for our program (the only exceptions to this rule are Special Education and Early Childhood Education).
  • The information found on this site is only applicable to the certification programs available through Metro RESA.

Overview Comprehensive GA TAPP Program

Program Overview

Steps for Eligibility GA TAPP

Click here to determine what subjects are related to your degree

Payment Information

 Elementary One Year Add-On


Contact information:

General GaTAPP Information: Stacy Baron, Administrative Assistant: stacy.baron@mresa.org

Mary Moseley, EdD; Program Coordinator



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