Become a Certified Virtual TeacherThe Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GATAPP) is an alternative (non-traditional) educator preparation program for those that did not complete the teacher certification requirement as part of their degree program.
Candidates teach in the classroom while simultaneously earning their teaching certificate.
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Virtual TAPP Program

The Virtual Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (TAPP) allows individual with a Bachelor's degree or higher to earn teacher certification.  

Through the Train, Empower, Acclimate, Certify, Hire (T.E.A.C.H.) GCA program, teachers in training will become acclimated to teaching in a virtual setting, and be empowered to attain Georgia teacher certification while securing employment with Georgia Cyber Academy.


  1. Bachelors Degree
  2. Passing score on GACE II Content and GACE Ethics

TAPP Route to Certification

  • Two year completion
  • 5-year GCA employee retention contract
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • GACE II Content Assessment passing score
  • GACE Ethics #360 passing score

Georgia TAPP Support

  • Griffin RESA TAPP Field Supervisor
  • GCA Teacher Development Specialist
  • GCA School Based Mentor

Program Participation

  • 10 day Summer Essentials Course (one week on-site, one week virtual)
  • 100+ hours of instruction (Asynchronous Seminars through Griffin RESA):
    • Classroom Management
    • Curriculum
    • Assessment
    • Social/Emotional Learning
    • Differentiated Instruction
    • Ethics/Professionalism
    • Special Education
    • Lesson Planning
  • Ongoing Professional Development Track (Led by GCA Teacher Development Specialist)
    • Virtual Instruction Strategies
    • Becoming an effective Online Teacher

Program Completion

  • Proficient Portfolio and Griffin RESA Assessment of Competencies
  • Proficient Observations by the TAPP Field Supervisor
  • Proficient Observations by GCA Teacher Development Specialist
  • Completed Classroom Observations by School Mentor
  • Completion of Required Coursework
  • Attend monthly TAPP Seminars
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Teaching Fields Offered

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