Gifted In-Field Endorsement

  • Total Credit Hours: 12
  • Degree Format: Online

About this field

The Gifted In-Field Endorsement enables educators to provide "direct instruction" only in the grade levels and fields of their base certificates. Individuals with this endorsement may serve as a resource teacher for "indirect services" for gifted education in any content area or grade level P-12. Successful completion of the Endorsement for the Talented and Gifted courses leads to the Gifted In-Field Endorsement from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC)

The Valdosta State Difference

Working educators choose this program because of its accreditation, quality, and fit with their busy lifestyles. Our four course sequence is completely online and accessible through the GoView web portal.

What You'll Learn

As part of this endorsement you will learn about the nature and needs of gifted and talented individuals and how to provide high quality curriculum and assessment services to this population.

Admissions Requirements

Teachers will be admitted to this program with the same criteria as used for on-campus, non-degree programs. Students already enrolled in a degree program who are eligible and also wish to pursue this endorsement must complete and submit to the Graduate School this Letter of Intent Form. Other applicants must meet these requirements:

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

For additional admission information, please contact the VSU Graduate School at (229) 333-5694 or by email, All required documents must be submitted prior to close of business on the application deadline. For semester deadlines visit the VSU GOML Calendar.

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

Exit Requirements

Final course grade of B or higher in four course sequence for recommendation to Georgia Professional Standards Commission.


  • K-12 Education