A Collaborative Online Education Program

The Gifted In-Field Endorsement enables educators to provide “direct instruction” only in the grade levels and fields of the base certificate(s). 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.

Admission Deadlines

Check the VSU collaborative online education program website for admission deadlines.

Program Admission Requirements

To pursue the endorsement, applicants must:

  1. submit a graduate application for admission as a non-degree seeking student;
  2. hold an undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  3. possess a current clear/renewable teaching certificate.

Program Retention, Dismissal, and Readmission Policies

  1. 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.
  2. Students must successfully complete the four endorsement courses with an average grade of “B” or better to be recommended for the endorsement.

Requirements for Gifted In-Field Endorsement

Required Courses
PSYG 5610Nature and Needs of Children Who are Talented and Gifted3
PSYG 6600Methods & Materials for Children Who Are Talented and Gifted3
PSYG 6620Curriculum for Children Who Are Talented and Gifted3
PSYG 7600Assessment of Children Who Are Talented and Gifted3
Total Hours12