UNG offers the Gifted In-field Endorsement, approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC Rule 505-2-.12) which states: "An individual with the Gifted In-Field Endorsement is in-field to provide direct instruction to gifted students only in the grade levels and fields of the base certificate(s). Direct instruction may be provided in resource classes, advanced content classes and/or cluster group classes."
UNG’s Gifted Endorsement Program is a four course sequence offered completely online Completely redesigned in the Fall of 2013, the UNG Gifted Endorsement courses are highly engaging and utilize state of the art learning platforms and instructional strategies. The program focuses on training teachers of the gifted as well as helping on-level teachers differentiate for their academically advanced students. Program is created and delivered by the faculty and staff of the UNG College of Education.
Students may begin the Gifted Endorsement program in January or June. All courses must be taken in order.
If beginning endorsement in January:
If beginning endorsement in June:
If you are completing the endorsement for PLU credit, please use the application link below. If you are or will be a graduate student, you will register through Banner.
May 2015 - To begin courses in May 2015, complete online application. Applications must be completed by April 15, 2015 to attend Summer courses.
Each gifted endorsement course costs $550 and earns 5 PLU's. Cost of the course does not include the mandatory membership ('Standard Edition') to LiveText, Inc. You will need to provide us with your LiveText account information (LiveText username). If you've used LiveText with another program or institution, contact them at 866-548-3839 to extend your membership and add the 'UNG domain'. LiveText subscription is required for all students.
If you need to withdraw, refunds are given BEFORE the course begins. There are no refunds if you withdraw AFTER the course begins.
Dr. Catherine (Lindsay) Linsky, Coordinator
Contact Reginia Boling
213A Dunlap Hall, UNG, Dahlonega
You have to apply for it when you have completed the coursework. Grades and your degree (if applicable) have to be posted by the Registrar before anything can be processed. INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE CERTIFICATION PACKET
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