The Gifted In-Field Endorsement is for current teachers looking to increase their knowledge on teaching gifted students. This endorsement gives Georgia teachers the opportunity to work with P-12 students in a multitude of settings. The Gifted In-Field Endorsement program’s faculty consists of professors with the highest obtainable degrees in education and school psychology. The teaching staff utilizes their years of classroom experience, research, and professional development to teach the teachers how to implement evidence-based practices with their gifted students. All coursework is conducted online, allowing teachers to further their expertise while continuing to serve their students.

  • Special Requirements: This program is for licensed teachers who work in a classroom setting with students a minimum of 20 hours per week per semester, excluding summers. This requirement can be fulfilled by being a classroom teacher or classroom volunteer in a consistent setting. Students will need a criminal background check (through the employing school district or your local police department). Students will need professional liability insurance, through the school system or membership of professional agency.
  • Delivery: Courses are offered on a continuous basis, allowing for part-time enrollment. No campus visits are required to complete the program. Students conduct all work in online courses, including team functions, exams, discussion posts, and case studies. Students also have access to academic resources, such as an online library. Courses are asynchronous, but students may participate in videoconferencing for field experience supervision or feedback. Students benefit from a highly interactive program setting that promotes leadership, collegiality, and communication skills.
  • Technology: Students must have regular access to a computer with a current operating system (Windows or Mac) and high speed Internet access. Additional peripherals such as headphones and printer may be required. Students must have access to Webcam software and hardware to enable remote classroom observation and conferencing. Students are required to purchase LiveText portfolio assessment software. Additional course specific software may be required.
  • Portfolio: Preparation and presentation of a final electronic portfolio is a program exit requirement.
  • Transfer credit: No credits can be transferred from other institutions for this endorsement program.
  • Cost: Please see the Fees / Aid link for details.
  • Financial Aid: Not available for this program.
  • Retention/Completion: The maximum time allowed for completion of the endorsement is seven calendar years. Students must successfully complete the endorsement courses with an average grade of “B” or better to be recommended for the endorsement.


Please note: ALL certified teachers are welcome to enroll in the program and take the courses but if you reside outside of Georgia, it may not lead to an endorsement in your state. Please check with your state certification office.