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Educators, as well as Piedmont degree candidates, may pursue additional learning in order to enhance their knowledge and skills. Piedmont degree candidates may wish to elect to pursue these opportunities as a part of their program. Others may register as non-degree students to add these credentials to their professional repertoire. These endorsements have been approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC).
At Piedmont, we offer three professional endorsements:
Candidates in undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs at Piedmont University may, with the help of their faculty advisor, elect to take a sequence of three foundational courses that lead to the addition of the Gifted In-Field Endorsement to a Georgia teaching certificate. Additionally, certified Georgia educators seeking the endorsement may apply to the Office of Graduate Admissions to register for the Gifted In-Field Endorsement courses as a non-degree seeking student.
Each of the three courses is offered online during the fall, spring and summer semesters; candidates may complete the endorsement in as little as three consecutive 8-week sessions or enroll in classes across a program of study.
Undergraduate degree candidates register for the following 4000 level required courses and graduate students and professional educators register for the following 7000 level required courses:
EDUC 4421/7721: Characteristics of Gifted Students
EDUC 4422/7722: Assessment of Gifted Students
EDUC 4423/7723: Programs, Curriculum, and Methods for Gifted Students
For more information, contact Dr. Angela Brown by email or at 706-548-8505 x8014.
Candidates in graduate and undergraduate teacher education programs at Piedmont University may, with the help of their faculty advisor, elect to take a sequence of three courses, making them eligible for an endorsement in Autism. Additionally, individuals seeking the endorsement may apply to the Office of Graduate Admissions to pursue the endorsement as a non-degree student.
EDUC 6685/EDUC 4485 Characteristics of Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder
EDUC 6686/EDUC 4486 Instructional Methods for Learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder
EDUC 6687/EDUC 4487 The Autism Advisor
For more information about the Endorsement in Autism Spectrum Disorder, contact Dr. Candice Southall by email, or at 706-548-8505 x1781.
Candidates in graduate teacher education programs at Piedmont University may, with the help of their faculty advisor, elect to take a sequence of three courses, making them eligible for an Instructional Coaching Endorsement. Additionally, individuals seeking the endorsement may apply to the Office of Graduate Admissions to pursue the endorsement as a non-degree student.
EDUC 7761 Coaching Endorsement-Adult Learning & Supervision
EDUC 7762 Coaching Endorsement-Collaborative Interprofessional
EDUC 7763 Coaching Endorsement-Current Issues
For more information, contact Kelly Land by email, or at 706-778-3000 x1313.
Eligibility for application requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, GPA of 2.5 or better on most recent degree, and good academic standing from former institution, and a statement of intent as to why applicant wants to take the non-degree classes. Maximum credit hours vary by program. Refer to specific graduated programs in the catalog for additional information.
Applicants must also submit:
- Graduate Admissions Application
- Official, final and sealed transcripts from most recent degree
- Personal Affirmation Form (education only)
Note: If a non-degree graduate student selects a course offered by the College of Education that requires field experience, the non-degree graduate student must receive approval of the Dean of the College of Education before registering for the course
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