Self-Directed Characteristics of the Gifted Online Course (SD217217)
Credits: 5 / Tuition: $350 / Additional Fee for Non NEGA RESA: $25.00


Class Notes


This Gifted Endorsement Co-hort is part of a self-directed program.

Participants will have 12 weeks to complete this course.

This class consists of learning modules that will be completed over a twelve week period. All assignments and projects must be completed satisfactorily and turned in to the instructor by the last day of class.

Course Description



Step 1 - Enrollment Process

To enroll in the Gifted Endorsement Program the following information is required:

  • Gifted Program Application Form;
  • Memorandum of Agreement Form;
  • Participant is automatically registered for the remaining three online courses unless RESA is notified of intent not to participate;
  • Written recommendation of current principal or other appropriate supervisor in the employing system;
  • Written statement of personal and professional characteristics that would indicate the likelihood of being successful in the work of the Gifted Endorsement Teacher;
  • Valid clear, renewable Georgia teaching certificate; and
  • Copy of college transcript.

The above information must be sent to Brenda Mercer at Northeast Georgia RESA, 375 Winter Street, Winterville, GA 30683:

All paperwork must be signed by school principal and system staff development coordinator.

For additional registration information you may contact Brenda Mercer


Step 2 - Course Registration Process

Participant must register for the first course in the series only. To register, go to PL Courses, All Classes by Date. Participant will be automatically enrolled in the remaining three courses and notified prior to each course of enrollment and option to cancel enrollment if no longer needing to take the course.

The Gifted In-field Endorsement program consists of four courses:

  • Characteristics of the Gifted,
  • Priorities for Assessment 
  • Methods & Materials for Teaching the Gifted,
  • Curriculum & Program Development of the Gifted, and

Each course consists of 50 total contact hours (5 SDUs).

Participants must complete and pass all four courses to receive the Gifted In-field Endorsement. It is strongly recommended, by the program instructors, that these courses be taken in the sequence listed.

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