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Graduate Certificate in Gifted In-Field

Graduate Certificate in Gifted In-Field

Sakhavat Mammadov

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Sakhavat Mammadov

Associate Professor

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Overview

Offered through the Mary Frances Early College of Education, the University of Georgia’s online Graduate Certificate in Gifted In-Field is based on the philosophy that giftedness and creativity are expressed in diverse ways among diverse people; that creativity is a universal potential to be nurtured and enhanced; and that the best education is tailored to students’ specific needs and interests for talent development.

Students may either be pursuing a graduate degree in another UGA program or department or may apply to the graduate school for non-degree status in the Department of Educational Psychology, Gifted and Creative Education (GCE) Program. Students in MEd, EdS and PhD programs in gifted education meet the criteria for certification upgrade in the State of Georgia. By taking the graduate certificate series at the onset of the program, degree seeking students, at the time of completion, can apply to the GAPSC for upgrade in their certificate.

The University of Georgia’s Graduate Certificate in Gifted In-Field is a State Board of Education (SBOE) approved program. The State Board of Education grants in-field graduate certificates. To add Gifted In-Field Graduate Certificate, an applicant should possess a professional certificate at the bachelor’s or higher certification level in any teaching field. A teaching certificate is valid only in the state for which it is issued.

Accreditations

The University of Georgia is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees. The University of Georgia also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of the University of Georgia may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).

Admissions

Credit and Transfer

Total Hours Required to Earn Certificate:  12 (credit hours)
Maximum Hours Transferable into Program:  N/A

Admission Requirements

Students who are not currently enrolled at UGA should apply to the graduate school for the Graduate Certificate program in Gifted In-Field and are not required to take entrance exams and submit letters of recommendation. Prospective students may either be pursuing a graduate degree in another program or may apply to the graduate school for non-degree status in the Department of Educational Psychology, GCE Program.

Non-degree students should contact Dr. Sakhavat Mammadov, 706-542-5599 (smammadov@uga.edu), to be cleared for registration.

Application Checklist

Online Graduate Certificate in Gifted In-Field Checklist

  1. Application – Submit the Graduate School Admissions online.  Application fee: $75 Domestic/$100 International.
  2. Select Campus – Online 
  3. Select Degree Level – Endorsement/Certificate
  4. Select Intended Program – CERG, Gifted In-Field (Educational Psychology) [CERT_2GIF_ON]
  5. Select Intended Term – Fall, Spring, Summer
  6. Résumé or curriculum vita – Submit online to the Graduate School.
  7. Statement of Purpose – Submit a one-two page statement of purpose online to the Graduate School. The statement of intent should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals in relation to the program.
  8. Transcripts – Submit unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended as part of the online application. Send official transcripts after you are offered admission.

International applicants – must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores 

Application Deadlines

Domestic Applicants

  • Summer Semester: March 1
  • Spring Semester: November 15
  • Fall Semester: June 1

International Applicants

  • Spring: October 15
  • Summer Semester: February 15

Cost

Tuition & Fees

Tuition rates and student fees may change each year.

Based on the 2024-25 credit-hour cost, a person who had completed this program at the recommended pace would have paid $7,548 in tuition. Reference this sheet to identify the current credit hour rate for your program of interest.

Please use the Estimated Cost Calculator on the Bursar’s Office website to calculate one academic (Fall/Spring) year’s tuition. 

This program is an E-Rate program, so choose “yes” for the E-Rate line item within the calculator.

Fees for those students enrolled in exclusively online programs are $411 per semester. 

Potential additional costs include:

  • Textbooks
  • Exam proctoring fees
  • Technology upgrades 

The complete cost of attendance can be found at https://osfa.uga.edu/costs/.

Financial Aid

Visit the Office of Student Financial Aid for information about financial assistance.

Corporate Assistance

Consult your employer about the availability of tuition reimbursement or tuition assistance programs.

Military Assistance

Active duty military, veterans, and military families should visit Veterans Educational Benefits to take full advantage of available financial assistance and educational benefits.

University System of Georgia Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)

The purpose of TAP is to foster the professional growth and development of eligible employees. For more information, see Tuition Assistance (refer to the Distance Learning section). 

Technology Requirements

  • Computer with current operating system (Windows, Mac, or Linux). Additional peripherals such as webcam, headphones, and microphone are required.
  • High-speed internet access.

Curriculum

Program Structure

Students in this fully online graduate certification program will take a minimum of 12 credit hours. Courses are offered on a rotating basis. A maximum of two campus visits may be required per term.  

Courses

Successfully complete the following four courses or their equivalents:

CourseTitle
EPSY 7060 Assessment of Gifted Children and Youth
EPSY 7110Characteristics of Gifted Children and Youth
EPSY 7230Strategies and Materials for the Gifted
EPSY 7250Program and Curriculum Development for the Gifted

Additional information and disclosures regarding state licensure for professional practice in this field can be found at the UGA Licensure Disclosure Portal.

Faculty

News & Events

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September 15, 2020

Ever since Sarah Caroleo earned her B.S. in elementary education from Greenville University she has dedicated herself to the multiple schools and programs where she has taught. In her role as the K-4 Gifted and Talented teacher in Nashville, Tennessee’s public school system, Caroleo’s passion for teaching gifted children…

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April 19, 2016

Once again, the University of Georgia has been nationally reaffirmed in 2016 as Military Friendly, Best for Vets and a Top Military College/University. Since the establishment of the Student Veterans Resource Center (SVRC) in the spring of 2013, UGA has made significant progress in connecting student veterans to one another, as well as to campus and community resources. UGA continues to maintain active affiliation with both the Student Veterans of America and the Got Your Six campaign, where faculty and staff attend a training session to become certified as veteran-friendly.

Strategies for Successful Graduate Students

April 7, 2016

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