FirstSTEP StudentTeaching

  • GO First Step Fulton County Schools is committed to providing meaningful career growth and opportunities for future educators starting their journey in teaching.


    A critical component in developing high-quality teacher candidates is providing an impactful and engaging, year-long experience with our best cooperating teachers.

Program Requirements

  • Student Teaching with a Stipend and Early Contract

    GO FirstSTEP (Student Teacher Education Program) is a research-based student teacher placement program that, in conjunction with a student's higher education program, edTPA, and Fulton's world-class supports, supremely prepares its newest teachers for lasting success and effectiveness within in the classroom.


    • Hold a bachelor's degree (2.5 GPA or higher)
    • GACE Program Admissions or meet an exemption
    • Ethics Entry Exam​
    • Completed Application which includes
      • Application
      • Resume
      • 2 Letters of Recommendation
      • Statement of Purpose
      • Essay

​FirstSTEP Three Key Goals

    • ​Create a robust teacher pipeline
    • ​Develop and retain top talent by building individual teacher capacity
    • ​Improve the quality and support of teacher training, to create a culture of high performers

FirstSTEP Core Beliefs

    • ​The placement of the teacher candidate is essential to student teaching
    • Teacher candidates placed with the best and brightest ensure that important milestone sets student teachers on a positive trajectory
    • ​Cooperating teachers have the opportunity to positively impact the profession on a school, district, and national level

FirstSTEP Important Information

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