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.
Students in the endorsement take
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:
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.
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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