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Professionally Qualified Teachers

Criteria for “Professionally Qualified” Teachers

To be considered “highly qualified” to teach in the State of Georgia, teachers must be professionally certified to teach by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and be teaching in their field(s) of certification.

  1. Hold a bachelor’s degree from a Georgia Professional Standards Commission accepted accredited institution of higher education.

  2. Hold a valid Georgia teaching certificate.

  3. Have evidence of specialized training in the subjects they teach, such as an academic major or the equivalent in the subjects and a passing score on the required content assessment for the area/subjects they teach.

  4. Have a teaching assignment that is appropriate for the field(s) listed on the Georgia teaching certificate.

Certified Educators relations to Georgia from another state or country, can find information on the GaPSC Moving to Georgia website that explains the process for obtaining an Educator's Certificate in Georgia.  If you have any questions about the process please contact the GAPSC at email or by calling (404 232-2500 or (800) 869-7775