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TEACHER ALTERNATIVE PREPARATION PROGRAM. CSRA RESA TAPP. Purpose: Identify and Prepare Teachers for . TEACHER ALTERNATIVE PREPARATION PROGRAM. CSRA RESA TAPP. Approved by the Professional Standards Commission Specifically designed for individuals who meet certain criteria

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csra resa tapp

TEACHER

ALTERNATIVE

PREPARATION

PROGRAM

CSRA RESA TAPP

Purpose:

Identify and

Prepare

Teachers for

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TEACHER

ALTERNATIVE

PREPARATION

PROGRAM

CSRA RESA TAPP
  • Approved by the Professional Standards Commission
  • Specifically designed for individuals who meet certain criteria
  • Partnership between CSRA Regional Educational Service Agency and our member public school systems
  • NOT alternative certification, but rather a different PROCESS
  • All of the content and pedagogy knowledge, skills, and dispositions required in any other PSC approved certification program are included
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TEACHER

ALTERNATIVE

PREPARATION

PROGRAM

CSRA RESA TAPP
  • CSRA RESA Member School Systems

Burke County Columbia County

Emanuel County Glascock County

Jefferson County Jenkins County

Lincoln County McDuffie County

Richmond County Taliaferro County

Warren County Wilkes County

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TEACHER

ALTERNATIVE

PREPARATION

PROGRAM

CSRA RESA TAPP

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be employed and recommended by a Georgia public school system in the CSRA RESA region in a classroom teaching position for the coming school year
  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from PSC-Approved Accredited Institution
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA (cumulative overall—Bachelor’s only) OR acceptance into a graduate program OR degree received over 10 years ago
  • College major that matches the content area you wish to teach OR passing scores on the GACE Content Assessment(s) for the content area(s) you wish to teach OR transcript evaluation by CSRA RESA to provide evidence of content knowledge in the content area you wish to teach.
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TEACHER

ALTERNATIVE

PREPARATION

PROGRAM

CSRA RESA TAPP

Eligibility Requirementscont’d

  • Have passing score on GACE Basic Skills Assessment or meet exemption requirements with another test (Praxis I, SAT, ACT or GRE)
  • Have not held prior teaching certification or completed a teacher education program
  • Satisfactorily complete a Georgia Criminal Background Check (GCIC)
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TEACHER

ALTERNATIVE

PREPARATION

PROGRAM

CSRA RESA TAPP

CSRA RESA Teacher Certification Options

  • Early Childhood Education (PreK – 5)
  • Middle Grades Education (4-8) Math, Science, Language Arts, Social Studies and Reading
  • Secondary Education (6-12)Math, Science, English and History
  • P-12/6-12 Fine Arts & Electives PE/Health, Art, Music, Foreign Language, Business Education and Technology Education.
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TEACHER

ALTERNATIVE

PREPARATION

PROGRAM

CSRA RESA TAPP
  • Attend CSRA RESA’s TAPP initial 80-hour training course during July.
  • Attend additional training seminars and complete coursework during the two year internship.
  • Tuition of $2100 (includes all coursework, books, observation costs, etc.)
    • State funding currently covers $600 of the tuition for each candidate.
    • $1,500 due on or before the first day of class.
    • Less expensive than ONE semester in a college!!
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TEACHER

ALTERNATIVE

PREPARATION

PROGRAM

CSRA RESA TAPP
  • Candidates are assigned a support team
      • Administrator
      • Mentor
      • System TAPP Coordinator
      • RESA TAPP Coordinator
  • Support team members observe, model, instruct, advise, critique, and help develop action plans for the candidate.
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TEACHER

ALTERNATIVE

PREPARATION

PROGRAM

CSRA RESA TAPP
  • Transcript analysis determines individual requirements each candidate must complete.
  • Coursework is a combination of face-to-face seminars, online courses, and computer-based courses.
  • If not passed prior to entering TAPP, candidate must take GACE content assessment(s) within the first semester of the program.
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TEACHER

ALTERNATIVE

PREPARATION

PROGRAM

CSRA RESA TAPP
  • Candidates complete a professional portfolio based on competencies found in “Frameworks for Teaching” by Charlotte Danielson.
  • Portfolio submitted in February/March of candidate’s second year.
  • Upon successful completion of all requirements, candidates are recommended for clear, renewable certification.
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TEACHER

ALTERNATIVE

PREPARATION

PROGRAM

CSRA RESA TAPP

Seminar Topics:

Pedagogy/Methods – How to teach your content at your grade level

Best Practices – Research-based strategies for engaging students in the learning process

Educator Ethics – How NOT to lose your job

Differentiation – Varying teaching methods and tasks for individual needs based on learning styles, interests and/or ability levels.

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TEACHER

ALTERNATIVE

PREPARATION

PROGRAM

CSRA RESA TAPP

Seminar Topics:

Multiculturalism – How culture affects a student’s education

At-Risk/Poverty – Strategies for helping students in these situations

Classroom Management – How to develop and maintain an effective learning environment

Assessment – How to determine if students are meeting the learning goals and what to do if they are not

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TEACHER

ALTERNATIVE

PREPARATION

PROGRAM

CSRA RESA TAPP

Special Georgia Requirements:

The Exceptional Child – Introduction to meeting the needs of Special Ed and Gifted students

Computer Competency – Course or test to show basic knowledge of computer use in the classroom (In-Tech)

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TEACHER

ALTERNATIVE

PREPARATION

PROGRAM

CSRA RESA TAPP

For more information contact:

Karen Murdock

karen@csraresa.org

or

Esther Wells

esther@csraresa.org

706-556-6225 ext.119