Gifted In-Field Endorsement Only

Online 9 credit hours * 2 semesters or 24 weeks
Now Accepting Applications for August
New Program - Educational Leadership Offered As M.Ed./Ed. S./ Certification Only

Program Highlights & Benefits

Synchronous online format for flexibility and convenience

2 semester completion time

No GRE or admission tests

No weekend classes


Certified teachers who wish to enhance their understanding of how gifted learners grow and develop in order to design and teach developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences. Candidates must hold a Georgia professional T-4 certificate or higher.

How You Learn

Synchronous Online: This is a fully online cohort. For five Tuesday or Wednesday nights out of each 8-week course, an online class session will be held from 5:45 to 8:45 p.m. during which you are required to sign in and actively participate. These synchronous online class meetings will be supplemented by additional online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities completed electronically outside of class. This program is offered as a stand-alone endorsement program or as an endorsement program embedded in an MAT or M. Ed. program.

*Students must report a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants with a GPA lower than 3.0 or an identified writing deficiency may be considered for provisional admission. Provisionally admitted students may be required to take one or more writing classes prior to or during the first semester. Decisions about additional admission requirements are determined by the University Graduate Council after a complete review of all materials presented by the applicant.

Career Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, candidates will have earned a Gifted In-Field Endorsement to be added on to their current certification.

Degree Requirements


Course #            TitleHours
EDU 608Characteristics of Gifted Children3
EDU 609Curriculum & Instruction for Gifted Children and Youth3
EDU 621Assessment & Program Implementation for Gifted Children and Youth3
 Total Hours:9
Please Note:

This course outline is tentative and is subject to change. Courses may be offered in a different order than outlined above.