This year National Center for Teacher Professional Development has organized trainings in professional skills and subjects for 30 000 teachers of Georgia. 24 000 teachers have been registered to take part in the Teachers’ Certification Exams.
In 2011, Teachers’ Professional Exams will start on July 6 and last till July 21. Teachers have to take two exams, one in professional skills and other in one of the following subjects that they are teaching: Georgian Language and Literature, History, Geography, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, English, Russian, German, French, Civil Defense.
Along with special training, teachers also had chance to pass special seminars to get prepared for Teachers’ Certification Exams.
Certified teachers will get 75 GEL as a bonus to their salaries. If the teachers pass exams in English language and Computer Skills their salaries will increase up to 200 GEL. The salaries of those teachers who will have best results in certification exams and who have already passed exams in English Language and Computer Skills will equal to gross 1000 GEL. Certified teachers will have opportunity to work as a mentor teacher and take part in different educational programs initiated by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia.