Newton County School System teachers, administrators, service personnel and
paraprofessionals are required by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission
(GAPSC) to hold an appropriate certificate for the field, subject, grade level,
or assignment. The GAPSC establishes regulations and procedures to evaluate the
credentials of prospective teachers, as well as other professional employees in
the schools, to ensure they meet preparation standards and requirements.
certification provides a standardized base-level of professional knowledge and
skill for educators in public schools. Georgia has many individualized
requirements and some common standards that are required for certification. The
GAPSC outlines the state certification system in rules and procedures for the
Certification of Education Personnel. For information on eligibility,
reciprocity, testing requirements, and application procedures, please visit the
GAPSC website at www.gapsc.com.
Human Resources Office provides customer support with the processing of
certification documents for new and current employees. All certification
renewals and conversions of certificates are also handled by Human Resources.
new to NCSS are required to file a certification application package within one
month of employment. The following items are required:
Application for Certification
Transcripts of all colleges/universities where coursework was completed
Assessment Scores or Praxis II Content Assessment scores prior to
September 1, 2006
Professional Certificates and content assessment required for out-of-state
critical that you complete your certification requirements as soon as possible.
Once all required documents are received the Human Resources Office will apply
for your certificate. Your certificate and/or letter of requirements will be
emailed to your MyPSC account and employees are responsible for forwarding an
official copy to Human Resources for your personnel file.
Renewal for NCSS Employees
of Georgia mandates that professional education certificates be renewed every
five years The Human Resources Department will notify each certificated
employee of the pending expiration of their certificate and requirement for
FAQ for Certificate Renewal
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