Gifted Creative Talented on the Web
The Department of Educational Psychology and Instructional Technology at The University of Georgia is offering Gifted, Creative, Talented Training on the Web (GCTWeb), an endorsement program via eLearning Commons on-line delivery as well as online master’s (M.Ed.) and education specialist (Ed.S.) level degree options.
GCTWeb is intended for individuals who already have a teaching certificate in some area and want to add Gifted In-Field Endorsement and those desiring to pursue a master’s (M.Ed.) or education specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Educational Psychology with an area of emphasis in Gifted and Creative Education program. Completion of the four endorsement courses in the GCTWeb program of study will lead to Gifted In-Field Endorsement.
Gifted In-Field Endorsement
- The GCTWeb gifted endorsement program of study includes four on-line courses that can be completed in two semesters. (see GCTWeb Schedule) The GCTWeb gifted endorsement program is ideal for:
- graduate students who already have or are pursuing teaching certification, and want to add gifted in-field endorsement;
- educators who are employed full-time and need/desire coursework in this area to meet professional or academic goals;
- non-degree seeking individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree and need and/or desire flexible delivery, on-line courses due to: (a) work, academic, or personal responsibilities which create barriers for travel to campus; or (b) limited course offerings in the local area;
- graduate students seeking an elective course in Educational Psychology.
- future degree-seeking students who desire UGA coursework to be applied toward a graduate degree that is pursued at a later time.
To participate in GCTWeb, you must be currently eligible to enroll in graduate courses at the University of Georgia. If you are not currently enrolled as a graduate student, then you will have to be admitted to the University’s Graduate School as an Educational Psychology Non-Degree student. Entrance exams are not required for non-degree students
M. Ed. and Ed. S. in Educational Psychology, Gifted and Creative Education (Online)
The M.Ed. and Ed.S. (online only) degrees in Educational Psychology, Gifted and Creative Education are online degrees specifically designed to meet the needs of certified teachers who are unable to pursue face-to-face coursework in Athens, Georgia. These degrees are targeted at graduate students local to the State of Georgia, students who live in the United States or even reside internationally. The goal of these degrees is to teach educators to work with gifted and creative students in a variety of settings. The M.Ed and Ed.S degrees are appropriate for educators working with students from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. The degree programs operate in a cohort model and will admit 20 students beginning in Spring 2013. Student tuition is set at University of Georgia’s e-rate for distance education which is $575 per credit hour. This is for online students only.
Tuition & Fees – *BEGINNING FOR COHORTS IN SPRING 2013*
Credit hour costs for the online M.Ed and Ed.S. programs are governed by the university’s e-tuition rate. Currently, it is projected that the e-rate Spring 2013 will be $575 per credit hour. University fees for such services as technology and transportation are assessed and waived on a student by student basis.
Prospective candidates for the M.Ed. or Ed.S. must hold a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Among other indicators of academic promise, candidates should also show evidence of the following:
- A strong undergraduate GPA with usual acceptance being 3.0 or higher
- A strong Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score OR a strong Miller Analogies Test score. As required by the Graduate School, these scores are valid until September 15 following the 5th anniversary of the testing date. Otherwise, applicants must take one of the tests again.
- Due to the importance of electronic accessibility for an online degree, students must demonstrate, before entering the program, that they have easy and consistent access to a personal computer, a high-speed Internet connection, and an email account. This accessibility will be demonstrated through online communication with the coordinator of the program.
Selection Decisions and Appeals
Admission decisions are complex and dependent upon many factors. High test scores and G.P.A.s are necessary but not sufficient for admission into a graduate program. All materials submitted as part of an application are considered and evaluated by the faculty within the GCE Program. Admissions are evaluated holistically, and recommendations for admission are based on an applicant’s qualifications, recommendations, statement, match with faculty interests, and the program’s capacity. Admissions are competitive; merely meeting minimum requirements does not ensure admission.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit to the Graduate School
- the proper application form and fee:
- 2 official copies of degree conferred transcripts from all institutions.
- official scores from GRE or MAT.
- Applicants must send to the department:
- 3 letters of recommendation by people who know the applicant professionally as scholar, teacher or have direct knowledge of applicant’s work with adolescents. At least one letter should specifically discuss the applicant’s scholarship.
- a statement of purpose (describe experiences working with young people and give reasons for pursuing graduate study).
- a professional resume/vita.
- Send documents to Jason Tiller
Online applications are available.
REMINDER: Online applicants can now only submit an online form if they pay by credit card or electronic check.
Tuition & Fees – *BEGINNING FOR COHORTS IN SPRING 2013*
Credit hour costs for the online M Ed and Ed S programs are governed by the university’s e-tuition rate. Currently, it is projected that the e-rate Spring 2013 will be $584 per credit hour. University fees for such services as technology and transportation are assessed and waived on a student by student basis.