Renew a Teaching Certificate in GA
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How do I renew a teaching certificate in Georgia?
Are you a teacher looking for online PLUs or PD? The Georgia Professional Standards Commission published this updated and detailed information for educators with relevant research, resources and processes that support the new renewal requirements. Exploration, review, and implementation consideration of this information will be beneficial to teachers, teacher leaders, administrators, and central office personnel alike as they shift their professional accountability with the new certification rule changes.
What state requirements does a teacher in GA need to meet for renewal?
Renewal requirements for certificates that are currently valid must have been completed during the validity period established on the certificate. Renewal requirements for expired certificates must have been completed within the five (5)-year period preceding the date of renewal application. Individuals may qualify for renewal through completion of one of the following:
- Six (6) semester hours of college course work. Teachers receive an official transcript from a regionally accredited university.
- Ten (10) Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Ten (10) contact hours are the equivalent of one (1) CEU.
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Professional Learning Board courses can be used through ConnectedPD by public, charter and private schools and districts in Georgia to provide a professional development program that meets state requirements for renewal and job-embedded learning aligned to the Learning Forward: Standards for Professional Learning as required. Online classes from ConnectedPD are the best strategies for job-embedded learning and staff development focused on addressing problems of practice resulting in taking action to address these problems:
- Action research
- Peer observations
- Collaborative lesson planning
- Analyzing student work
- Engaging in book study
- Engaging in classroom walk-throughs or instructional rounds
- Participating in lesson study
- Engaging in a case study
- Participating in a professional network
- Reading journals and educational magazines
- Engaging in reflection and revision
Teachers connect directly to professional learning goals and other educators as the most meaningful staff development is closely connected to the work in schools.
How do I contact the GA Professional Standards Commission?
Contact the Georgia Professional Standards Commission
200 Piedmont Avenue SE, Suite 1702, West Tower
Atlanta, GA 30334-9032
Disclaimer: Please ensure the information and courses meet requirements for your teaching certificate and circumstances and align with what your state Department of Education requires. The new continuing education information and courses listed on this page are current as of July 1st, 2020 to meet the best information available. State licensing requirements and school district approval processes may change and it is your responsibility as a licensed or certified teacher to know your state certification renewal requirements and the process for submission and approval of all professional and staff development hours for renewing a license, licensing and certificate renewal and expired or lapsed certification. Professional Learning Board can not guarantee acceptance by your school, district, state Department of Education or licensing authority.