One (1) Year Pathway

We offer one (1) year of ​targeted​ support during your university student teaching.

While completing your degree and earning your teaching certification, CREATE matches you with a trained mentor teacher from one of our partner schools within Atlanta Public Schools, provides you with a stipend and rallies a community of like-minded educators to support your launch into the teaching profession. Read more below. 

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Pre-Service Teacher Supports

Across the first year of residency, GSU teacher-candidates will complete their practicum and student teaching within a CREATE school and receive the following supports:  

  • $4,000 Financial stipend
  • Mentor Teacher in an APS school (Selected and coached by CREATE)
  • University Supervisor and Coach (GSU/CREATE staff)
  • GACE Test reimbursements
  • Resume & cover letter writing support
  • Career coaching sessions- applications, interviews, demonstration lessons

Eligibility

  • Enrolled in Georgia State University’s College of Education and Human Development for the the upcoming school year in one of the following programs:
    • Bachelors of Science in Birth through Five
    • Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education (P-5) and Special Education
    • Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education (P-5) with ESOL Endorsement
    • Bachelors of Science in Middle Level Education - ELA, SS, Math, or Sci
    • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - Middle Level Education - ELA, SS, Math, or Sci
    • Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - K-12 ESOL
  • Entering their final year of study during the upcoming school year, with the expectation of graduation at the end of the upcoming Spring semester
    In good academic standing with GSU
  • Willing to commit to 1 year in residency program, working in one of our 17 partner schools within Atlanta Public Schools