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 Curriculum and Instruction

The Division of Curriculum and Instruction supports research-based instructional practices and strategies for differentiated, innovative, and effective teaching and learning based on the State-adopted standards.  Georgia K-12 teachers in collaboration with post-secondary educators, business and industry representatives, parents, and educational agencies and organizations work to develop challenging and relevant standards. Georgia standards are reviewed for revision on a regular cycle to stay current with an ever-changing, fast-paced, and technological global society.  Georgia standards for all content areas, along with sample instructional resources, are available on GeorgiaStandards.Org.

Fall 2015 Update: Standards for Science and Social Studies are under review for revision. Teacher and stakeholder survey results and research will help inform the revision process. Committees comprised of K-12 teachers, post-secondary educators, business/industry representatives, parents, and educational agencies and organizations will be involved in creating draft standards for public review and feedback. It is anticipated that the State Board of Education will review the revised draft standards and stakeholder feedback in the Spring of 2016. A timeline for educator professional learning and resource development will follow the adoption of revised standards. The projected date for implementation has not yet been established.

Instructional Resources: The purchase and use of instructional resources and materials are decisions made at the local school district and/or school levels. The Department of Education provides sample instructional resources that are aligned to the required standards. Local school districts/schools are responsible for determining the resources and strategies that will be used for instruction in support of their student needs and interests.

English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics: See below for links to the ELA and Mathematics Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE) summary of changes for use in the 2015-2016 school year.

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Frequently Requested Information

GAtracs (Georgia Transfer Articulation Cooperative Services)

A partnership of Georgia’s educational organizations whose mission is to make course transfer information available to all Georgia citizens through an Online web portal​.

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. 
  • Email PSC at

CI Newsletter

September 2015

August 2015