College of Education
The Gifted endorsement program at the University of North Georgia is a fully online program.
What is the Gifted Endorsement?
UNG offers the Gifted In-field Endorsement, approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC Rule 505-2-.12) which states: "An individual with the Gifted In-Field Endorsement is in-field to provide direct instruction to gifted students only in the grade levels and fields of the base certificate(s). Direct instruction may be provided in resource classes, advanced content classes and/or cluster group classes."
UNG's approach to the Gifted Endorsement?
View Gifted Endorsement Brochure
UNG(now University of North Georgia - UNG) offers a completely online gifted endorsement program. The program focuses on training teachers of the gifted as well as helping regular classroom teachers understand more about the instruction of gifted students. Program is created and delivered by UNG. This is not a CaseNEX run program.
Required Course Sequence
If beginning endorsement in January:
- Spring - EDGE 6001 - Characteristics of the Gifted
- Summer - EDGE 6002 - Curriculum for the Gifted
- Fall - EDGE 6003 - Methods & Assessment of the Gifted
If beginning endorsement in June:
- Summer - EDGE 6001 - Characteristics of the Gifted
- Fall - EDGE 6002 - Curriculum of the Gifted
- Spring - EDGE 6003 - Methods & Assessment of the Gifted
Student may begin the Gifted Endorsement program in January or June. All courses must be taken in order.
Online Application - for Individual
If you are completing the endorsement for PLU credit, please use the application link below. If you are or will be a graduate student, you will register through Banner.
* Registration for June 2013 classes has closed for PLU credit. *
January 2014 - To begin courses in January 2014, complete online application by December 13, 2013.
How much do courses cost?
Each gifted endorsement course costs $550 and earns 5 PLU's. Included in the cost is a one-year membership to LiveText, Inc. We will provide you with your account information. This online program is required for all students.
How do I add the Gifted Endorsement to my certificate?
You have to apply for it when you have completed the coursework. Grades and your degree (if applicable) have to be posted by the Registrar before anything can be processed. Please follow the directions below.