A graduate endorsement program is limited in scope relative to a graduate degree program but provides an opportunity for advanced study with a particular focus. Successful completion of a graduate endorsement program is a structured academic accomplishment that leads to an official notation on the student transcript. An endorsement program may be a stand alone accomplishment or may be embedded within a graduate degree program. Upon endorsement program completion, the endorsement may be added to a professional certificate in teaching, service, and leadership fields through the Georgia Professional Standards Commission.
Endorsement Program Admission Requirements
Endorsement program admission requirements are set by the respective Endorsement program academic unit. Applicants are required to submit all required application documents by the submission deadline.
Endorsement Credit Requirements
Endorsement program credit requirements depend upon the specific program. To receive credit for an endorsement program course, a grade of "C" or better is required. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is required in the endorsement program.
Simultaneous Enrollment in a Graduate Endorsement and Degree Program
Students admitted to a degree program in which the endorsement program is embedded are permitted to complete the endorsement program.