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 Curriculum and Instruction

The Division of Curriculum and Instruction seeks to provide rigorous and relevant standards, quality instructional resources and online professional learning materials that will help teachers and instructional leaders prepare students for high school graduation and post-secondary college and career opportunities.

On February 19, 2015, the State Board of Education (SBOE) voted to rename the ELA and Mathematics standards to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). The recently revised and SBOE approved ELA and Mathematics standards will be implemented beginning for the 2015-2016 school year.

All coding for standards and related instructional resources will be updated with the new GSE for use beginning in the 2015-2016 school year. For example, ELACC3RF3 will be changed to ELAGSE3RF3. All GPS and related documents in other content areas will be renamed to reflect the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) as revisions occur.

See below for links to the ELA and Mathematics summary of changes for use in the 2015-2016 school year.

A complete listing of all ELA and Mathematics standards incorporating the changes is posted along with instructional resources on GeorgiaStandards.Org .

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Course Directory

For a list of approved high school courses and the college level equivalent, please refer to the following list: High School Courses and College Equivalents for the ACCEL Program

Teacher Certification

Contact the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC) regarding teacher certification. The PSC is a separate agency from the Department of Education.

  • The PSC Call Center (800) 869-7775 is open from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday except for state holidays. 
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