Serving the counties of Baldwin, Hancock, Johnson, Putnam, Washington & Wilkinson

Gifted Endorsement Course 1: Characteristics of the Gifted
Hours: 50.00 / Tuition: $350 / Non Oconee RESA Fee: $700.00
Status: EXTENDED / Maximum Size: 20
Instructor: Tia Samuel
Date: 8/1/2022 thru 10/7/2022 Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: - Online Class Tennille, Ga (Click for Driving Directions)
Registration Deadline: 8/9/2022


Course Description
This series of four(4) courses prepares teachers for certification to teach gifted students. The four courses must be taken in sequence.

Characteristics of the Gifted provides an understanding of the characteristics of gifted learners and general methods for addressing their need for specialized instruction, identifying factors that enhance or inhibit their development. Coursework will include the study of the cognitive, social- emotional, and behavioral characteristics of gifted learners as well as components of creativity and critical thinking skills. The course will also address issues in the identification of the gifted, including an awareness of special populations of gifted learners and the environmental and cultural factors that may affect identification of gifted learners.

-Have a Clear renewable Georgia Teacher Certificate
-Be Employed by a Georgia school system
-Be Recommended by local Professional Learning Director/Curriculum Director and Principal
-Have 2 years successful teaching experience
-Be Committed to completing the program


  • Davis, Rimm, and Siegle. (2011). Education of the Gifted and Talented. Pearson Education. (6th Edition)
  • Computer with Internet Access
  • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as preferred Web Browsers   

  • Additional Resources:
    Access to Galileo and/or Educational Journals (Educational Leadership, Gifted Child Qurterly, Roeper Review, etc.)

    Target Audience: K-12 Teachers



    Class Notes

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    Registration for courses must be received prior to the registration deadline. Your registration status will remain pending until we have received approval from your system Professional Learning Coordinator and registration fee. The registration fee must be submitted immediately. 

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    Oconee RESA 
    206 South Main Street
    Tennille, GA 31089

    Withdrawal/Cancellation Policy
    Notification of cancellation for any course must be received prior to the registration deadline. Registration fees are refundable only if cancellation is received before the registration deadline. Withdrawals/Cancellations received after the registration deadline will not be accepted and fees will not be refundable. 


    206 South Main Street, P. O. Box 387
    Tennille, Georgia 31089

    Phone: 478-552-5178

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