Online Gifted Endorsement Self-Directed - Characteristics of the Gifted (Course 1) (END21045)

Credits: 5 / Tuition: $350 / Non Middle Ga RESA Fee: $400.00 / No Show Fee: $0.00
Status: ONLINESD / Current Applicants: 14

Course Description
The Endorsement is divided into three courses consisting of two 5 PLU classes and one 7 plu class and must be taken in sequence.  Completion of the three courses is required in order to add the Gifted endorsement to an existing level 4 professional teaching certificate or higher.
This course provides an overview of gifted learners and special populations.  Cognitive, social-emotional, and behavioral characteristics of gifted children necessitate different instructional design.  This course will address methods by which the unique characteristics can be addressed in instruction and learning environment.  This course also addresses the instruments used in the process of identifying and serving gifted students.
You have up to 12 weeks from your start date to complete the class.


Enrollment must be approved and submitted by Professional Learning Coordinator.  Please click on the following link to print and complete the Endorsment Application Form needed for approval.    
Endorsement Application    Please have your Professional Learning Coordinator sign this form.  Also, attach a copy of your Teaching Certificate and scan and email to:
Required Text
Heacox, D., & Cash, R. M. (2020). Differentiation for Gifted Learners (DGL) Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit.  
Coil, Carolyn, 2009. Teaching Tools for the 21st Century. Pieces of Learning. Marion, IL.  
Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom - Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use (Updated 4th Edition)
by Susan Winebrenner, M.S. with Dina Brulles, Ph.D.
Class Notes
Since students are required to complete most assignments, candidate must begin course on or before March 5th.  Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.  It is the candidates responsibility to be finished by May 28th.

Start an Application for the Class

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Registration Policy:

Registration for courses must be received online prior to the registration deadline. Space is limited and is based on first come, first serve basis. Your registration status will remain pending until we receive the registration fee and approval from your system Professional Learning Coordinator. The registration fee must be submitted immediately. We currently accept credit cards (except American Express), cash, checks, or money orders.  If mailing your fee, please make payable to Middle Georgia RESA and send to:   

Middle Georgia RESA
Attn: Christina Pearson
80 Cohen Walker Drive, B-228
Warner Robins, GA  31088

For Substitute Teacher Training, we only accept cash or debit/credit cards (except American Express).

Registration Fees are posted for each course.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation for any course must be received prior to the registration deadline. Registration fees are refundable only if cancellation is received by the registration deadline. Any cancellations received after the deadline will not be accepted and fees will not be returned. If cancellation is not made and registrant does not attend the course, the status will be "No Show" and payment will still be required.