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This is an add-on endorsement to a Georgia teaching certificate issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.

Endorsement courses are open to UGA graduate students; non-students may complete the program by applying to the UGA Graduate School for non-degree status. If you are enrolled in a master's, specialist, or doctoral program in gifted and creative education, you meet the criteria for certification upgrade in Georgia. When you take the endorsement series at the start of the program, and you are seeking a degree, you may apply to the Georgia Professional Standards Commission when you finish the program for an upgrade in your certificate.

You must have a valid teaching certificate in order to be eligible for this endorsement in Georgia. A teaching certificate is valid only in the state for which it is issued.

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  1. Approved by the state Board of Education
  2. Can be completed on campus or online
  3. Requires 12 credit hours (four courses)


Students in the endorsement take:

  • EPSY 7110: Characteristics of the Gifted
  • EPSY 7060: Assessment of the Gifted
  • EPSY 7230: Methods and Materials for the Gifted
  • EPSY 7250: Programming and Curriculum for the Gifted

Gifted and creative education faculty are experts in gifted education, diverse populations of high ability students and creativity. Our faculty are active at both the national and state level in gifted associations and have served in positions including:

  • Board of directors for the National Association for Gifted Children
  • Editor of the Creativity Research Journal
  • Editor of the Journal of Secondary Gifted Education
  • Editorial board membership for journals such as the Gifted Child Quarterly, Journal of Creative Behavior, Roeper Review, and Urban Education

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  • Applications for the online endorsement program are accepted for summer semester matriculation only. All materials should be received by March 1.
  • Applications for the on-campus endorsement program are accepted for fall semester matriculation only. All materials should be received by June 1.

Deadline to Apply

  • June 1 (on-campus, fall only)
  • March 1 (online, summer only)

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