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Metro RESA offers two non-traditional certification programs: GaTAPP and iLEAD.

The Georgia Teacher Academy for Preparation and Pedagogy (GaTAPP) is an alternative certification program for classroom teachers.

GaTAPP is designed for individuals who:

  • Wish to transition into teaching from another career path
  • Did not complete a teacher education program
  • Have never held a clear and renewable (professional) teaching certificate

More GaTAPP information can be found HERE.

iLEAD: Alternative Preparation for Educational Leaders 

iLEAD is a non-traditional preparation program for school leaders. Systems recommend potential candidates who are working in a leadership position at least part time. iLEAD is a one year job-embedded program providing authentic work in a real time setting. Candidates who successfully complete Tier I of the iLEAD program will be recommended for a Performance Based Educational Leadership Tier I certificate.

For more information about the iLEAD program, click HERE

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