Teacher Certificate Endorsement in Gifted Education
The University of North Georgia offers a Teacher Certificate Endorsement in Gifted Education for graduate college credit or for PLU credit for Georgia certified teachers. The program focuses on training teachers of the gifted as well as helping regular classroom teachers understand more about the instruction of gifted students.
Summer - May 12
Spring - December 10
- Step 1 Application and Application Fee
- Step 2 Official Transcripts
- Step 3 Verification of Lawful Presence in the U.S.
- Select Teaching Certificate Endorsement-Gifted.
- Non-refundable application fee of $40.
- Pay with a credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or electronic check (U.S. banks only) when completing the online application.
- Include check or money order payable to UNG when submitting a paper application.
A minimum undergraduate grade point average of 2.50 calculated in accordance with Graduate Admissions procedures is required, or if an endorsement program applicant holds a master’s degree, only the transcript showing the master’s degree awarded is required for submission to Graduate Admissions.
Submit one set of official transcripts from each institution attended for all course work, undergraduate and beyond.
- Transfer credit posted on records of other institutions is not accepted in lieu of transcripts from original institutions.
- Paper transcripts should be mailed to Graduate Admissions.
- Electronic transcripts should be submitted to email@example.com.
- Official transcripts are accepted directly from the issuing institution via postal mail or electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. Student transcripts are accepted only when issued to the student in a sealed envelope and submitted to Graduate Admissions unopened.
- International transcripts must have a course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Official evaluations must include certification that the applicant's course work and degrees earned are equivalent to course work and degrees earned from a regionally accredited institution of higher education in the United States and include a cumulative grade point average. Evaluations should be submitted from the evaluation service to Graduate Admissions.
- Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GPSC) currently accepts transcript credential reports from four specified agencies. For more details, review the GPSC website at www.gapsc.com/MovetoGeorgia/FromOutsideUSA/foreignCredentialReports.aspx.
- Transcripts of coursework completed in-residence at UNG will be obtained by Graduate Admissions.
- If you completed your undergraduate degree at UNG, request official transcripts only from schools attended after graduating from UNG.
Board of Regents’ policy requires all applicants accepted for admission or readmission to UNG seeking in-state for tuition classification provide validation of residency and lawful presence in both the state of Georgia and the United States.
All UNG teacher education programs are approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GA-PSC) and accredited by the former National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), now Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
Notice Regarding Online Offerings
In compliance with state authorization for the delivery of distance education, UNG online courses, degrees and certificate programs are not available some states. If you are not a Georgia resident, email email@example.com to check program availability in your state. This email address is exclusively for questions regarding state authorization of online offerings. Other inquiries should be directed to the academic department offering the online program or to Graduate Admissions.
International applicants who must be issued an F-1 visa by UNG to enter the United States to attend school may not apply for completely online programs or part-time programs (less than nine hours fall and spring semesters).
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Careers and Salaries
Below you will find 2015 median annual salaries for teachers:
- Preschool Teachers: $28,570
- Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers: $54,550
- Middle School Teachers: $55,860
- High School Teachers: $57,200
- Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers: $50,280
- Special Education Teachers: $56,800
- Employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024.
- Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.
- Employment of middle school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.
- Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.
- Employment of adult literacy and high school equivalency diploma teachers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024.
- Employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024.