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.