GAACS certification program is designed to evaluate and recognize the individual's qualifications based on educational background. It must not be considered a license to teach in a Christian school.
GAACS provides two classifications of Educator Certification: 1. Teacher (Elementary and Secondary) 2. Administrator
Elementary Teacher certification-
Temporary certification: A Temporary Certificate is issued to teachers who have earned a Bachelor's Degree but do not meet all the requirements for a Standard Certificate. It is valid for two years and may be renewed once.
Standard certification: A Standard Certificate is issued to teachers who have earned a Bachelor's Degree and meet all the requirements of a Standard Certificate. It is valid for five years and may be renewed upon completion of three semester hours towards Elementary Education.
Professional certification: A Professional Certificate is issued to teachers who have earned a Master's Degree or higher and meet all the requirements of a Professional Certificate. It is valid for seven years and may be renewed upon completion of three semester hours towards Elementary Education. Certification Application
Green Apple Accreditation of Children's Services (GAACS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, creed, disability, or national origin in the administration of its programs. GAACS is an independent, nationally recognized accrediting agency that accredits schools and children's behavioral health programs. International Green Apple Accreditation (IGAA)is the international accrediting agency and sister organization ofGAACS. IGAA and GAACS are not affiliated with any other accrediting agency.