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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! 

    2024-2025 Eligibility and Application Information

    Click HERE to apply for Cohort 7 of the Forsyth Teacher Academy.

    (Application will remain open until January 5, 2024)


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    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 8th-12th and July 15th-17th.  Trainings are from 8:30 am - 3:30 pm daily.