Gifted In-Field Endorsement


Both teachers and current VSU students may pursue this endorsement. Students already enrolled in a VSU degree program do not need to complete a new application. However, all other applicants, not enrolled in a VSU degree program, will be admitted to this program with the same criteria as used for on-campus non-degree programs. 

Current VSU Students* 

  1. Complete a Letter of Intent then submit it to the Graduate School by mail or fax. 

Certified Teachers* 

  1. Submit Georgia ONmyLINE application for graduate admission to the VSU Graduate School for admission as a Gifted Endorsement student.  
  2. Submit a $50 application fee.  This fee is non-refundable and must be paid online using a credit or a debit card. 
  3. Hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university 
  4. Possess current clear/renewable teaching certificate. 

*All applicants must work in a classroom setting with students for a minimum of 20 hours per hour during the semester (excluding summer). This requirement can be fulfilled by being a classroom teacher or volunteer in a consistent setting. Professional liability insurance through the school system or professional membership agency is required for admissions.


Admission Application deadline 

  • All required documents must be submitted prior to close of business on the application deadline.   
  • This program’s does not follow the typical deadlines of the Valdosta State University undergraduate and graduate programs. 
  • Please visit the VSU GOML Calendar in order to find the most recent information about the program’s deadlines


Program Retention, Dismissal, and Readmission Policies 

  • The maximum time allowed for completion of the endorsement is seven calendar years. No work completed more than seven years prior to endorsement completion will be considered. 
  • Students must successfully complete the four endorsement courses with an average grade of “B” or better to be recommended for the endorsement. 



For any further admission questions, please contact the Graduate School: 

  • 229-333-5694 
  • Converse Hall (Main Campus), Third Floor, Suite 3100 


Submit all documentation to:  
Graduate School 
Valdosta State University 
1500 N. Patterson Street 
Valdosta, GA 31698-0005 
Fax: 229 -245 -3853 


Apply Now for the Gifted In-Field Endorsement!