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Title: CERTIFICATION UPDATE FIRST DISTRICT RESA May 19, 2009


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CERTIFICATION UPDATE
FIRST DISTRICT RESAMay 19, 2009
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CERTIFICATION CHANGES IN 2009 - 2010
  • ENHANCED CERTIFICATE DESIGN STRUCTURE
  • PAPERLESS CERTIFICATION PROCESS

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CURRENT CERTIFICATE DESIGN
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ENHANCED CERTIFICATE DESIGN
  • Types (9)
  • Teaching (T)
  • Service (S)
  • Leadership (L)
  • Parapro (PARA)
  • Non-instructional Aide (Aide)
  • Technical Specialist (TS)
  • Permit (P)
  • Support Personnel (SP)
  • Adjunct (J)
  • Renewable Titles (3)
  • Clear Renewable
  • Performance-Based (PB)
  • Performance-Based (P)
  • Modifies Leadership Type ONLY

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ADJUNCT LICENSE
  • Bachelors degree minimum with 2-yrs minimum
    occupational experience applicable to a core
    subject field
  • Employment contract with system to teach core
    subject in grades (6-12) only
  • Limited to teaching 50 of school day in no more
    than one school system
  • Pre-requisite content assessment for field OR
    hold professional licensure for profession (list
    linked to rule)
  • Assigned a mentor/coach for minimum 1-year
  • 1-year validity and is renewable
  • System applies electronically through
    www.gapsc.org for license (similar to Support
    Personnel License)
  • Is not convertible to any other type certificate
    or license
  • Is not transferable to another system

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ENHANCED CERTIFICATE DESIGN
  • Types (9)
  • Teaching (T)
  • Service (S)
  • Leadership (L)
  • Parapro (PARA)
  • Non-instructional Aide (Aide)
  • Technical Specialist (TS)
  • Permit (P)
  • Support Personnel (SP)
  • Adjunct (J)
  • Non-Renewable Titles (11)
  • Non-Renewable Prof (N)
  • Intern (I)
  • International Exchange (X)
  • Life (D)
  • Waiver (W)
  • Advanced Degree Alternative Certificate / ADAC (A)

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ADAC CERTIFICATE
  • Minimum masters degree with major in
    certificate field for grades 6-12 in any Clear
    Renewable teaching field, OR
  • Juris Doctor degree to teach Political Science
  • Assigned a mentor/coach for minimum 1-year
  • Three 1-year validity periods and cannot be
    renewed or extended after maximum 3 years
  • IDP required
  • Is transferable to another system in same
    certification field
  • Can switch to another certification path
  • Completes content pedagogy assessments and
    Special GA Requirements before recommendation
  • After 1-year minimum in program, converts to
    Clear Renewable upon recommendation

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ENHANCED CERTIFICATE DESIGN
  • Types (9)
  • Teaching (T)
  • Service (S)
  • Leadership (L)
  • Parapro (PARA)
  • Non-instructional Aide (Aide)
  • Technical Specialist (TS)
  • Permit (P)
  • Support Personnel (SP)
  • Adjunct (J)
  • Non-Renewable Titles (11)
  • Non-Renewable Prof (N)
  • Intern (I)
  • International Exchange (X)
  • Life (D)
  • Waiver (W)
  • Advanced Degree Alternative Certificate / ADAC
    (A)
  • Core Academic (CA)

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CORE ACADEMIC CERTIFICATE
  • Bachelors degree or higher with 2.5 GPA
    requirement
  • Pre-requisite basic skills content assessments
    in core field
  • Middle Gds (4-8) or Secondary (6-12) in core
    subject field
  • Assigned a certified mentor/coach for minimum
    1-year
  • 3-year validity and cannot be renewed or
    extended
  • Is transferable to another system in same
    certification field
  • Can switch to another certification path
  • Completes pedagogy assessment and Special GA
    Requirements for recommendation
  • After 1-year minimum in program, converts to
    Clear Renewable upon recommendation

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ENHANCED CERTIFICATE DESIGN
  • Types (9)
  • Teaching (T)
  • Service (S)
  • Leadership (L)
  • Parapro (PARA)
  • Non-instructional Aide (Aide)
  • Technical Specialist (TS)
  • Permit (P)
  • Support Personnel (SP)
  • Adjunct (J)
  • Non-Renewable Titles (11)
  • Non-Renewable Prof (N)
  • Intern (I)
  • International Exchange (X)
  • Life (D)
  • Waiver (W)
  • Advanced Degree Alternative Certificate / ADAC
    (A)
  • Core Academic (CA)
  • Clinical Practice (CP)

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CLINICAL PRACTICE CERTIFICATE
  • Has completed education program and was eligible
    for student teaching but elected degree only, OR
  • Held a Permit for 5-years successfully
  • Bachelors degree minimum
  • Pre-requisite basic skills and applicable
    content assessment
  • Assigned a certified mentor/coach for minimum
    1-year
  • 3-year validity and cannot be renewed or
    extended
  • Is transferable to another system in same
    certification field
  • Can switch to another certification path
  • After 1-year minimum in program, converts to
    Clear Renewable upon recommendation

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ENHANCED CERTIFICATE DESIGN
  • Types (9)
  • Teaching (T)
  • Service (S)
  • Leadership (L)
  • Parapro (PARA)
  • Non-instructional Aide (Aide)
  • Technical Specialist (TS)
  • Permit (P)
  • Support Personnel (SP)
  • Adjunct (J)
  • Non-Renewable Titles (11)
  • Non-Renewable Prof (N)
  • Intern (I)
  • International Exchange (X)
  • Life (D)
  • Waiver (W)
  • Advanced Degree Alternative Certificate / ADAC
    (A)
  • Core Academic (CA)
  • Clinical Practice (CP)
  • One Year Supervised Practicum (O)

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ONE YEAR SUPERVISED PRACT.
  • Removed from Non-Renewable Professional (N)
    certificate
  • Bachelors degree minimum with related major in
    cert field
  • Pre-requisite basic skills, content, and
    pedagogy assessments
  • Assigned a certified mentor/coach for minimum
    1-year
  • 3-year validity and cannot be renewed or
    extended
  • Is transferable to another system in same
    certification field
  • Can switch to another certification path
  • Completes supervised practicum and Special GA
    Requirements for recommendation
  • After 1-year minimum in program, converts to
    Clear Renewable upon recommendation

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ENHANCED CERTIFICATE DESIGN
  • Types (9)
  • Teaching (T)
  • Service (S)
  • Leadership (L)
  • Parapro (PARA)
  • Non-instructional Aide (Aide)
  • Technical Specialist (TS)
  • Permit (P)
  • Support Personnel (SP)
  • Adjunct (J)
  • Non-Renewable Titles (11)
  • Non-Renewable Prof (N)
  • Intern (I)
  • International Exchange (X)
  • Life (D)
  • Waiver (W)
  • Advanced Degree Alternative Certificate / ADAC
    (A)
  • Core Academic (CA)
  • Clinical Practice (CP)
  • One Year Supervised Practicum (O)
  • Non-Renewable Non-Professional(NN)

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NON-RENEWABLE NON-PROFESSIONAL
  • Removed from Non-Renewable Professional Title
  • Similar to old Provisional certificate
  • Bachelors degree minimum with 2.5 GPA
  • Pre-requisite basic skills and content
    assessments (except for Special Ed fields)
  • 5-year validity and cannot be renewed or
    extended
  • Completes approved traditional program,
    applicable content assessment, and Special GA
    Requirements for recommendation
  • Converts to Clear Renewable certificate upon
    recommendation (Holders of core academic certs
    must convert to Clear Renewable in 3 yrs to be
    HiQ)

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OTHER NON-RENEWABLE FIELD CHANGES
  • Intern (I)
  • 3-year validity only and cannot be renewed or
    extended
  • After minimum of 1-year in program, converts to
    Clear Renewable upon recommendation
  • All other original requirements are unchanged
  • Non-Renewable Professional (N)
  • All Non-Renewable Non-Professional options are
    removed , e.g., One-Yr-Supv-Practicum options
    for individuals not prepared as educator (old
    Provisional types)

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ENHANCED CERTIFICATE DESIGNEffective May 15, 2009
  • Types (9)
  • Teaching (T)
  • Service (S)
  • Leadership (L)
  • Parapro (PARA)
  • Non-instructional Aide (Aide)
  • Technical Specialist (TS)
  • Permit (P)
  • Support Personnel (SP)
  • Adjunct (J)
  • Non-Renewable Titles (11)
  • Non-Renewable Prof (N)
  • Intern (I)
  • International Exchange (X)
  • Life (D)
  • Waiver (W)
  • Advanced Degree Alternative Certificate / ADAC
    (A)
  • Core Academic (CA)
  • Clinical Practice (CP)
  • One Year Supervised Practicum (O)
  • Non-Renewable Non-Professional (NN)
  • Non-Renewable Perf-Based (NP)
  • Modifies Leadership Type ONLY

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ENHANCED DESIGN - May 15, 2009
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PAPERLESS CERTIFICATION PROCESS
  • Effective January 1, 2010
  • Continue current electronic processes with
    systems
  • Stop hardcopy certificates and certification
    correspondence to educators
  • Educator receives electronic notifications and
    secure website access
  • Educator has 24/7/365 on-demand print capability
  • Expanded communications between PSC educators
  • Other states verify Georgia certificates online
  • Input to Rick Eiserman or Mark Pevey

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WHAT ARE YOUR QUESTIONS ?
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New Georgia Performance-Based
Leadership Certificates
PL
PL
Superintendent (PL-6/7)
NPL
Building Leader (PL-6/7)
System Leader (PL-6/7)
PL
Employment in an Educational Leadership Position
NPL
NL
Pre-Service Leadership Candidate (NL-5)
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OLD L CERTIFICATE
Holders of Clear Renewable L-5, L-6 or L-7
certificates issued prior to SEPTEMBER 30,
2009 GRANDFATHERED - KEEP L CERTIFICATE
Certificate will NOT be Performance-Based.
Renew with standard requirements.
Continue to be
eligible to be hired/serve as leaders. If L-5,
do not have to move to L-6 or 7.
May elect to add PB Designators, not
required.
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Incoming Out-of State Leadership Certificate
Holder
NO CHANGE FROM CURRENT PROCEDURES
Move employment to Georgia with out-of-state L
certificate and their content test Meet
Sp GA Req - get Clear Renewable L (Not PB).
Without Sp GA Req - get 1-year NL to meet.
May elect to add Performance-Based
Designators - optional not required. NOTE In
this case, the PSC does accept out-of-state L
Content Test.
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Employed in Georgia, Complete Out-of-State
Leadership Program
Until Sept 30, 2009- No change from current
procedures
After Sept 30, 2009- Redefine reciprocity
(Leadership only)
Get an upgrade
of existing Georgia certificates.
If meet Sp GA
Req (including GACE) get Pre-Service
NL cert. If do not meet Sp GA req, get
no certificate until met. Upon Leadership
employment, enter a Performance- Based L-6 or 7
Program.
NOTE In this case, the PSC does NOT accept
out-of-state L Content Test.
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CERTIFICATION RULES
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PSC Changes Call Center Hours
  • In order to better meet the needs of the
    working hours of educators, the PSC recently
    changed its call center hours. Information
    Specialist will be available to receive calls on
    Monday through Friday between the hours of 730
    a.m. and 500 p.m., except for state holidays.
    To speak with an Information Specialist, call
    404-232-2500 or (800) 869-7775 outside the Metro
    Atlanta area.
  • PSC offices continue to be open between the
    hours of 800 a.m. and 500 p.m.

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New Rule Types Sept. 15, 2008
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New Non-Instructional Aide Rule
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In-Field Assignments
505-2-.26 In-Field Assignments
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New Rule Types Sept. 15, 2008
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New Support Personnel License

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Changes to All Special Ed and Foreign Language
Rules Effective 10/15/08
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Paraprofessional Rule
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Closely Related Field
  • The educator has a degree from a PSC-accepted
    accredited higher education institution with at
    least a 2.5 cumulative GPA (if bachelors is the
    highest degree earned), and a major or equivalent
    of a major (21 semester hrs. or more) in the
    field in which he/she wishes to be certified.

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www.gapsc.com
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best qualified and most ethical education
workforce in the nation.
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