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Old 01-27-2008, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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Default Moving to Southern, GA!

Hey Everyone,

I'm new to this but I'm sure I will catch on quickly!
I currently reside in Miami, FL. & will be relocating South of Atlanta in the summer.
I will be getting my BA in May 2008, but not in education. I really have the desire to now become a Elementary School Teacher.

I was checking into the TAPP program but from what I have read it doesn't seem to be very good or is it? Please give me your suggestions!
Would it be better to go to school to get my Masters in Education or save the money and do the TAPP?
Also once I receive certification if I go through the TAPP program can I transfer out of the TAPP school into a "normal" school?

Would love anyone of ya'lls imput!

Take Care!
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:57 AM
 
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Question why don't you

talk with your advisor at school since you haven't graduated. The simplest thing may be to postpone that and add in the ed. courses you need. Elem. takes a while because you have to be able to teach EVERY subject. Those programs, TAPP, are designed for folks like my husband, who completed FL's in June. He is much older and wanted a career change so with his BA in Eng. the EPI program here was ideal for him to go into the "critical needs" area of Language Arts. He did not find a permanent position so is in limbo with his certification at this point. Check the GA dept. of ED web site http://www.gapsc.comgatapp/home.asp (broken link) to tell you just what TAPP is intended to do. I think you need to either change your degree, I know it's last minute, or go for a Master's.
Why do you think there's not a "normal" school here? I don't understand the question. Do you mean where you will teach or the TAPP program?
First. You will be provisionally certified to teach in any "normal" school. Second, the program is given either in a State Univ. or a Community College. Totally normal but it's a certification program not a degree. If you need financial aid to do it you probably won't get it having a BA. Most post-bac certifications don't qualify. So then if you move to GA, how do you plan to support yourself and pay for this program until you're ready to teach?
While grad school would get you into more debt that may be the way you have to go and you will be in a position to earn more. Also your certification from FL or GA will be portable to any state that has reciprocity. A TAPP certificate is good for 1-2 years then you apply for a permanent one. They aren't always portable.
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Originally Posted by swtheart4life21 View Post
Hey Everyone,

I'm new to this but I'm sure I will catch on quickly!
I currently reside in Miami, FL. & will be relocating South of Atlanta in the summer.
I will be getting my BA in May 2008, but not in education. I really have the desire to now become a Elementary School Teacher.

I was checking into the TAPP program but from what I have read it doesn't seem to be very good or is it? Please give me your suggestions!
Would it be better to go to school to get my Masters in Education or save the money and do the TAPP?
Also once I receive certification if I go through the TAPP program can I transfer out of the TAPP school into a "normal" school?

Would love anyone of ya'lls imput!

Take Care!
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Old 01-29-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Old 01-29-2008, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Miami, Florida
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Default Hello

Unfortunately I was unable to see the web address if you would please send it to me I would greatly appreciate it.
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