What is the Teach Gwinnett Program?

  • Participants in the Teach Gwinnett program are full-time GCPS teachers, certified by the state of Georgia and earning a teacher salary at the provisional rate.

    The Teach Gwinnett Program is an alternative preparation program for professionals looking to join Gwinnett County’s education system. Instead of a traditional, four year path to certification, the Teach Gwinnett program can prepare you for certification in 1-2 years, based on the state and local requirements. This teacher education program is designed to help you. 

  • Interested in the Teach Gwinnett Program?

    1. Candidate must take and pass the GACE Assessments - See *Requirements for all Non-Education Majors to attain a Provisional Certificate
    2. Candidate must have a job offer for a classroom position from GCPS that aligns with their certification
    3. Candidate must be recommended for the Teach Gwinnett program by a GCPS Principal


    *Requirements for All Non-Education Majors to attain a Provisional Certificate:

    • Create a MyPSC account (register at the Georgia Professional Standards Commission website)
    • Bachelor’s degree or higher with a minimum 2.5 GPA from an accredited institution
    • Complete or *exempt the GACE Program Admission Assessment (PAA)
    • Pass GACE Content Assessment (when applicable)
    • Complete Georgia Educators Ethics Entry (360) Assessment

    *Exempt the PAA Requirements with One of the following:

    • SAT 1000 (Math + Verbal) or
    • ACT 43 (Math + Verbal) or
    • GRE 1030 (Verbal + Quantitative) if taken before August 1, 2011
    • GRE 297 (Verbal+Quantitative) if taken after August 1, 2011

    Questions?  Ask us directly at teach.gwinnett@gcpsk12.org

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