Please note: 

  • Metro RESA is NOT able to guarantee applicants who have completed the eligibility requirements a position in schools. The Metro RESA program supports area school systems by screening potential teacher candidates who want to pursue Alternative Certification.
  •  The process for selecting potential Candidates for Metro RESA GaTAPP is specifically designed for the METRO RESA AREA ONLY. Applicants will not find the specific requirements listed on any other website including the PSC site. Most GaTAPP programs have specific requirements unique to their program. 

Steps for Eligibility 

Due to the sheer volume of inquiries, Metro RESA is able to assist only those interested parties who have completed the steps listed below:



1. Compile all College Transcripts:

  • Official transcript(s) from an accredited colleges, or university required (CTAE fields will include degree/certificate information from an accredited institution; a Bachelor's degree may not be required for your field)
  • Must submit official transcript(s) from ALL colleges or universities attended
  • A cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 (2.5 if employed as a teacher) is required; however, if you have a lower GPA AND are employed as a teacher, please reach out to with questions prior to applying.
  • Transcript must list degree awarded and the date the degree was conferred
  • Must hold a related degree to subject teaching

2.  Pass Provide GACE Content Assessment Scores 

  • Content Assessment passed must be related to college degree awarded (except for those applying for the Special Education or Early Childhood program). A major in the requested field or extensive coursework in the content area is required. 
  • 3. Complete the GACE Educator Ethics Course
  • GACE Georgia Educator Ethics - must be complete prior to program admittance
  • Ethics information can be found here: 

    4. Complete the online application. The online application will be available on October 1, 2022, for the January 2023 cohort. You will need to prepare the following to apply:

    • Metro RESA GaTAPP Application
    • Official copies of all college transcripts
    • GACE Content Assessment score report
    • GACE Georgia Educator Ethics Certificate of Achievement 
    • Resume
    • Copy of teaching contract for the 2022-2023 school year 
    • Two Reference Letters that are signed by the source (from someone other than a relative)
    • $75.00 application fee (fee subject to change)


    Mail $75.00 application fee (money order or cashier's check, no personal checks accepted) to:
       Metro RESA GaTAPP

       1870 Teasley Drive, SE

       Smyrna, GA 30080 

       Attn: GaTAPP 


    All documents must be submitted to Metro RESA via the electronic portal during the application period. Applications from those employed are accepted from January 5 until the cohort fills. Those not employed can apply between October 1, 2022, and April 1, 2022 ONLY.



    5. Approved applicants will attend a Program Orientation in the spring (March or April 2022). Applicants register and pay ($650.00) for the Essentials of Effective Teaching class to be held during the summer of 202.3


    6. Applicants who register for the Essentials of Effective Teaching class are placed on an Eligibility List if not employed as a teacher. This list will be disseminated throughout Metro RESA’s school systems. The school systems can hire from this list. Applicants are also encouraged to visit local school systems websites to view current vacancies or visit for listing of all available job opening. Applicants must secure a teaching job before they can begin GaTAPP.


    7. The hiring system and the candidate will submit all required documents for assurances and commitments.



    If you have questions, please e-mail:

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