Prior to submitting an application for employment, you must first be eligible to teach and obtain a teaching certificate.
■ Distinguish between types of certificates and their requirements.
■ Learn the steps to apply for your initial teaching certificate.
■ Ensure you are preparing to meet Highly Qualified requirements.
Adding a New Teaching (T) Field
To add a new Teaching (T) field to an existing Clear Renewable
Teaching field, an individual can complete one of the following
1. Pass the appropriate GACE assessments in the new teaching
2. Complete an approved program in the new Teaching field,
including any applicable Special GA requirements (GACE test,
The test-out option is not available for adding the Teaching (T) field of Special Education General Curriculum/Early Childhood (P-5). The test-out option is not available for adding a new Teaching (T) field to a Service (S) or Leadership (L) field.