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  • Are you ready to begin a rewarding career as an educator?

    The Forsyth Teacher Academy is a job-embedded, evidence-based program for teacher preparation. This program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission as an alternative route to certification (GaTAPP).

    We provide qualified candidates with a route to obtaining teacher certification in their degree or professional field. Designed as a 1 - 2 year program, candidates will teach with the support of a clinical supervisor, mentor, administrator, and job-alike specialist while engaging in professional learning and pedagogy seminars. 

    Qualified applicants must take and pass all required assessments to be considered for admission. Applications are accepted at any time, but admission occurs once a year in the spring. We strongly recommend that candidates complete all testing requirements by February of the year they apply.

    Check out our program information below to get started! 

    2023-2024 Eligibility and Application Information

    UPDATE: Applications for Cohort 6 are now CLOSED

    Information for Cohort 7 (2024-2025 school year) will be available in Fall 2023. Check back soon!


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    Cohort 6 applications are now closed. Applicants are required to apply for a teaching position in Forsyth County Schools using the Applitrack system.  After applying to 1) Forsyth Teacher Academy and 2) Forsyth County Schools, applicants may email principals who have current teacher vacancies with a letter of interest. Please note that application submission does not guarantee admission into the academy.    

    Note: All admitted candidates are required to attend an in-person training in July. The Summer Essentials Training will be held on July 6th-7th and 10th-14th. Trainings are from 8:30 am - 4 pm daily. 

  • Ms. Laura Adams


    770-887-2461 ext. 202151