Georgia Charter Schools Association

CharterTeacher Essentials of Teaching

Offered by the Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA)

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Prepare, Perform, Progress…“A training program to provide best practices for new and novice teacher induction and development.”

  • Supports aspiring teachers as they transition from post-secondary education and/or careers in fields including education into the field of teaching;

  • Prepares aspiring teachers to seek employment within a charter school;

  • Helps new and novice teachers deliver rigorous and relevant pedagogy to ensure student growth;

  • Supports new and novice charter school teachers be prepared to teach within a highly innovative sector;

  • Helps to prepare those not yet employed for a potential spot in the Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) upon the attainment of a secure teaching position (GaTAPP=which is performance-based program for employed charter teachers that prepares and certifies highly effective teachers);

  • Seeks to equip candidates with the skills to ensure a reasonable expectation of success in the classroom, which will help them gain employment in a charter school or other public school, as well as aid in the retention of highly effective teachers that are employed;

  • Trains teacher candidates with the knowledge and dispositions delineated in the teaching competencies to improve teaching and learning; and

  • Provide a viable pool of candidates for administrators in the charter sector to recruit and hire teachers prepared to enter classrooms and work toward clear renewable certification via the GCSA GaTAPP program.

REGISTRATION is now open for the Summer 2015 cohort and is ongoing until filled.  The training will begin Sept. 1, 2015 and is 100% online and self-paced. 

The course listed below is facilitated by qualified GCSA staff and professional learning facilitators. Course descriptions, training formats, course completion requirements, and training dates can be found on the GCSA website at

Professional Learning Units (PLUS) are provided through GCSA if applicable.

Payment for the program is due prior to the start date with full payment upon registration of the course.

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