One (1) Year Pathway

We offers 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. 


  • Enrolled in Georgia State University’s College of Education and Human Development for the the upcoming school year in one of the following programs:
    • B.S. in Education (P-5) with ESOL Endorsement
    • B.S. in Education (P-5) and Special Education, General Education Curriculum (P-12) Dual Certification
    • B.S. in Education – Middle Level Education
    • M.A. in Teaching – Middle Level Education
  • 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

Year 1

In year 1, new teachers will complete their practicum and student teaching within a CREATE school and will receive the following supports:  

  • $3,000 living expenses/tuition stipend during school year
  • Placed with a CREATE-trained Mentor Teacher in an APS school
  • Complimentary spot in a 4-day Summer Resident Academy 
  • Up to an additional $1,000 for attending career launch workshops (resume & cover letter writing, practice interviews)