Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment


Georgia Educator Ethics Assessment

The Georgia Educator Ethics assessment is designed for beginning and currently practicing teachers. It focuses primarily on scenarios that could occur in the day-to-day life of a teacher in a classroom.

This assessment is offered at two levels: Program Entry and Program Exit.

Program Entry (350) ensures that teacher candidates beginning their programs are exposed to the Georgia Code of Ethics and ethical principles to guide decision making as they complete field experiences/clinical practice in Georgia classrooms and schools. Data from these assessments informs program providers’ ethics instruction as candidates progress through the program.

Program Exit (360) ensures teacher candidates know and can apply the Georgia Code of Ethics and ethical principles to guide decision making. Educator preparation programs must first instruct and assess candidates in the Georgia Code of Ethics and ethical understanding to guide decision making before granting them eligibility to take the Program Exit version of the Georgia Educator Ethics assessment. Data from the end-of-program assessment informs program providers’ ethics instruction as they work to enhance programs where needed.

Who Needs to Take This Assessment and When?

When test takers must take and complete the assessment varies based on where they are in their professional career as a teacher. See Completing the Assessment.

For more information, see eligibility and test taker registration.

Educator Ethics – Program Entry (350)

  • State-approved traditional educator preparation program initial teaching candidates (colleges/universities) must complete Program Entry as one of the requirements to hold a Pre-service certificate.
  • State-approved non-traditional educator preparation program initial teaching candidates (GaTAPP) must complete Program Entry prior to program admission.
  • Out-of-state initial teaching candidates doing field experiences/clinical practice in Georgia must complete Program Entry as one of the requirements to hold a Pre-service certificate.

Although candidates do not receive a score, all training modules and end-of-module tests must be completed to receive credit for the assessment.

Educator Ethics – Program Exit (360)

  • State-approved traditional educator preparation program initial teaching candidates (colleges/universities) must attempt Program Exit prior to program completion. These candidates must pass Program Exit as one of the requirements to hold an Induction certificate.
  • State-approved non-traditional educator preparation program initial teaching candidates (GaTAPP) must pass Program Exit prior to program completion.
  • Out-of-state initial teaching preparation program candidates doing field experiences/clinical practice in Georgia must attempt Program Exit prior to program completion.
  • Out-of-state educators seeking certification in Georgia via reciprocity with less than three years of experience must pass Program Exit.

What is Included in the Assessment?

See information about the modules that make up the Georgia Educator Ethics assessment.