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Learn more about the process for becoming certified to teach in the Metro Atlanta region.

Becoming Certified to Teach

Georgia’s certifying body, the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC), requires that all teachers who do not yet have a teaching certificate be enrolled and in good standing within a Georgia-approved certification program.

You must complete your certification program in Georgia over the course of your two-year commitment.


Depending on the program, certification can cost approximately $5,000 to $15,000. 

Master's Degree Option

You have the option to pursue a master's degree through Georgia State University.