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CCPS TAPP Program

Clayton County Public Schools GaTAPP


The Clayton County Public Schools (CCPS) Teacher Academy of Preparation and Pedagogy (TAPP) is a 2-year practical, field-based program consisting of a minimum of 400 hours of instruction, including individualized instruction from trained mentors and content specialists.  The program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) and is based on the research and guiding principles of Charlotte Danielson's Enhancing Professional Practices: A Framework for Teaching, the INTASC Standards, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and Georgia Teacher Evaluation Program Criteria for instructional excellence.
Teacher candidates receiving certification through Clayton County Public Schools' Teacher Academy of Preparation and Pedagogy will receive quality educational instruction, maximum job-embedded support, and be well-prepared to assist students in becoming "life-long learners."
Our GaPSC-approved Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (TAPP) Program is a rigorous program that involves:
  • strong mentoring support at the local and system level
  • practicum experiences
  • a portfolio assessment program that leads to a clear, renewable certificate
*Please note that the Clayton County Public Schools TAPP program has rules in addition to the state GaTAPP rules.


TAPP Pathways


We are currently recruiting TAPP candidates in the following content areas: 

*Elementary Education (K-5)  *Foreign Language-Spanish & French (K-12)
*English Language Arts (6-12)
 Social Studies (6-12)
*Math (6-12)  CTAE Fields (6-12)
*Science (6-12)  Art & Music (K-12)
   *Special Education General (K-8) & Adapted (K-12)
*High-need areas
All other content areas are accepted per county needs.


Certification Information for Secondary (6 - 12) and Foreign Language Program Areas

Secondary English, math, science, all Social Studies areas, Foreign Language, and Fine Arts (art, music, band, and chorus) must have a bachelor's degree with a major in the assigned teaching field or a transcript assessment confirming successful completion of credit hours in upper level (300-400) courses in the assigned teaching field and a passing score on the appropriate GACE Content Assessment. For high school pathways, a minimum of 21 credit hours are required; for middle grades, a minimum of 15 credit hours are required. GPAs will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
*Please note that the Clayton County Public Schools TAPP program has rules in addition to the state GaTAPP rules.


Applying to CCPS TAPP 


The application process starts with attendance at a TAPP Interest Meeting*.
*Please have copies of your unofficial undergraduate transcripts, along with any GACE score reports, ready to submit*

TAPP Interest Meetings will be conducted virtually. 
 Meeting registration is required. 

The Virtual TAPP Interest Meeting schedule and registration links for the 22-23 school year are listed below: 

August 11th  September 8th  October 6th
 November 10th  December 8th  January 12th
 February 9th March 9th April 13th
Please have a TAPP Interest Form completed before the Interest Meeting.
TAPP Interest Form  


TAPP Interest Meeting Video

Contact the Professional Learning Center (770) 473-2795 for more information.  

Application Deadlines 


CCPS TAPP is currently accepting applications for the  2022/2023 Cohort. Deadlines are as follows:

  • 1st Deadline for full application packets for the Winter 2023 cohort is December 9th, 2022
  • 2nd Deadline for full application packets for the Fall 2023 cohort is May 19th, 2023

Please reference the TAPP Application Checklist link below for required documentation before submitting a packet. Please note that all official GACE scores and transcripts must be included in your packet for adequate review. Email all application packets to the TAPP Administrative Assistant, Mrs. Teresa Brown:   [email protected]  

You may also mail or drop off a completed application packet at the Professional Learning Center 
1087 Battle Creek Road, Jonesboro, Georgia  30236.

Map to the S. Truett Cathy Professional Learning Center
TAPP Interest Form  

TAPP Application Checklist

TAPP Frequently Asked Questions

Other TAPP Information


2022–23 Testing Windows, Registration Deadlines, and Score Reporting Dates
Current State GaTAPP Rules *

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