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This endorsement will qualify you to teach K-12 online classes in Georgia. Learn from experts in online instruction to become a leader in this evolving format.

After completing your coursework, you will apply through the Department of Career and Information Studies to the Professional Standards Commission for endorsement evaluation and approval.

Program Highlights

  1. Prepare to teach online K-12 classes
  2. Learn the latest online instruction methods
  3. Innovative online format

Deadline to Apply

July 1 (fall), November 15 (spring)

Faculty and Curriculum

Note that you must be certified to teach in Georgia before completing 12 credits of required courses, including a 3-credit online field teaching experience.

Specific program requirements include:

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Completion of at least one semester of online teaching experience in grades K-12 in your field and at certification grade level
  • Submission of a K-12 Online Teaching Endorsement Portfolio to the Department of Career and Information Studies at the University of Georgia for the evaluation of their competencies

Tuition and Financial Aid

Almost all in-state students begin their studies at UGA paying limited tuition or fees. Please note that these amounts are subject to change and are meant to give prospective students an idea of the costs associated with a degree at the University of Georgia College of Education.

Students may qualify for a variety of assistantships, scholarships, and other financial awards to help offset the cost of tuition, housing, and other expenses.

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Meet Your Advisor

Most graduate students at UGA are not assigned to a faculty advisor until after admittance. A close working relationship with your advisor is paramount to progressing through your program of study.

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Students enrolled in a graduate teacher education degree (MAT or MEd) program must:

  • Submit copy of an approved Letter of Intent to pursue the online endorsement (LOI)
  • Have a 3.00 or higher grade point average in the major (K-6 requires 3.50 broader knowledge base needed to teach core academic courses, i.e. Math or Science)
  • Provide evidence of exposure to and comfort with using technology needed to teach online (i.e. previous computer and technology coursework, previous online courses). (Note: Additional computer technology coursework may be required)

Students not enrolled in a teacher education degree program must:

  • Hold a clear renewable teaching certificate (including the Technical Specialist certificate, level 4 or higher, or Permit, level 4 or higher)
  • Meet all qualifications for admission as non-degree students outlined by the University of Georgia's Graduate School
  • Have a minimum of three years teaching experience in a K-12 school environment in field.

Program Resources

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