Per my last post, I am sharing my excel of various TAPP programs that help career changers secure a career in teaching and potentially help graduates have some of their student loans forgiven.
I encourage any professional to look into teaching as a route toward student loan forgiveness. I am in Atlanta, GA and this is my personal route towards student loan forgiveness. SEE BELOW
The Georgia Teacher Alternative Preparation Program® (Georgia TAPP) is a classroom-based teacher preparation option for individuals who have the basic qualifications to teach early childhood, middle-grades, secondary or P-12 education but have not completed a teacher preparation program.
Take the required GACE exams (Around $500 total)
Pick a subject you want to teach, preferably what your college degree is in and take that content exam.
Take the Program Admission Assessment: Math, Writing, Reading
Apply to several TAPP programs
In order to raise your odds, apply to several school districts’ TAPP programs
Preferably, apply to those in close driving distance to you or apply to TAPP programs whose applications are free.
Set up a https://mypsc.gapsc.org account
Take Ga Ethics Exam ($30)
Check my excel sheet for TAPP programs in Georgia
Create a great rotating teaching resume highlighting your experience
Create a cover letter.
Interchange the school districts on your cover letter
Create an email specifically for your job process
Use this Google account to communicate.
Save files to Google Drive for easy access
Sign up for various school district hiring sites using this email
Get at least 3-5 professional and personal references
Save those to your email to send when required.
Be proactive: Obtain
Personally email TAPP hiring coordinators to push your resume along
Be patient. This is not an easy 1,2,3 process. This is an investment for your future in order to ensure that some of your student loans are forgiven.