Gifted In-field Undergraduate Endorsement (Online)

Requirements: 12 Credit Hours

Purpose

Gifted In-field Endorsement: The four courses for the gifted in-field endorsement have purposely been planned for candidates to participate in systematically designed field experiences in settings that provide them with opportunities to observe, practice, and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and dispositions delineated in institutional, state, and national standards to teach gifted learners at the grade levels of their intended certification. The program is approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC). 

Candidates in the Gifted In-field Endorsement Program will understand how gifted learners grow and develop, recognizing that patterns of learning and development vary individually including the cognitive, linguistic, social, emotional, and cultural aspects of gifted learners in order to design and teach developmentally appropriate and challenging learning experiences. In addition, candidates will plan instruction that supports every gifted learner in meeting rigorous learning goals by drawing upon knowledge of the nature and needs of gifted learners, content areas, differentiated curriculum, and pedagogy and use multiple methods of assessment to engage learners in their own growth, to monitor learner progress, and to guide the teacher’s and learner’s decision making. Candidates will also learn the significance of the learning context in order to ensure academically challenging learning environments that enable gifted learners to meet high standards and to interact with other high ability learners. 

Requirements

1. Enrolled and in good standing in a BSED Certification Program from the College of Education at Georgia Southern University.

2. Successfully complete the following four courses ESED 5130, ESED 5131, ESED 5132, ESED 5133.

3. Successfully complete all key assessments.

Additional Requirements:
1.    Courses must be taken in order.
2.    Candidates must complete 20 hours in the field with each course.

Program of Study for Gifted In-field Endorsement:

Credit Hours
ESED   5130Nature and Needs of Gifted and Talented Learners3
ESED   5131Curriculum for Gifted and Talented Learners3
ESED   5132Methods for Teaching Gifted and Talented Learners3
EDUF   5133Assessment and Procedures for Teaching Gifted and Talented Learners3
Total Credit Hours12

Advisement

Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education
Dr. Lina Soares
P.O. Box 8134
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 478-7644
lsoares@georgiasouthern.edu
Fax: (912) 478-0026