Metro RESA

Programs & Services

Ga TAPP

Georgia Teacher Academy of Preparation and Pedagogy

This classroom-based teacher preparation option is designed for individuals who have the basic qualifications to teach but have not completed a teacher preparation program as part of their college degree. The pedagogy-focused program provides the skills, knowledge and dispositions required to obtain a Professional Teaching Certificate. Candidates complete requirements of the program while employed as full-time classroom teachers.

Designed for individuals who:

  • Wish to transition into teaching from another career path

  • Have not completed a teacher education program

  • Have never held a clear and renewable (professional) teaching certificate

iLead

iLEAD: Alternative Preparation for Educational Leadership Certification- Tier I and Tier II 

The Metro RESA iLEAD program is a PSC approved Alternative Educational Leadership Certification and Preparation program for school and system leaders. Systems recommend potential candidates who are working in a leadership position for at least half a day every day. The term leadership position refers to those positions requiring leadership certification as determined by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. The iLEAD program is a one year job-embedded program providing authentic work in a real time setting. Metro RESA is an approved provider for both Tier I and Tier II certification.  

Endorsements

Endorsements prepare pre- or in-service educators to teach in particular subject areas in Georgia Public Schools Systems. Currently, Metro RESA offers five PSC-approved Endorsements. For more information on a particular Endorsement, please select from the following links:

  • STEM
  • Student Support Team (SST) Coordinator
  • Online Teaching
  • Dyslexia Endorsement
  • English Speakers of Other Languages
  • Gifted
  • K-5 Mathematics
  • Reading
  • Teacher Leader Endorsement
  • K-5 Science Endorsement

TKES/LKES Training

Annual Evaluation Training and Support

Carmen Havrilla (carmen.havrilla@mresa.org), Metro RESA’s Leadership Development Coordinator, coordinates with GaDOE to schedule TKES/LKES training throughout the year. Please check our professional learning calendar to view any scheduleded trainings for which you can register.

Job Alike Groups

The purpose of Metro RESA Job-Alike Groups is to provide job-specific professional learning communities for member systems and MRESA staff. Click the Program Overview link for a discussion of the program. Click the link in the table below for more information on a specific group.

House Bill 671

Exceptional Child Course

This is a 50 hour college level course that prepares candidates to work collaboratively with families and school personnel to have a positive impact on the educational, social and behavioral development of all students, including those with a full range of disabilities, in a diverse society. The course focuses on knowledge of legislative mandates for serving exceptional students, characteristics of exceptionality, best practice in facilitating teaching and learning, and accountability through assessment of outcomes. Fulfills Georgia HB 671 requirement.  

Content Areas

The purpose of Metro RESA Job-Alike Groups is to provide job-specific professional learning communities for member systems and MRESA staff. Click the Program Overview link for a discussion of the program. Click the link in the table below for more information on a specific group.

ENGLISH / LANGUAGE ARTS

MATH

SCIENCE

SOCIAL STUDIES