Regina Purvis, Professional Learning Specialist
Erin Stephens, Administrative Assistant
(229) 546-4094 phone
(229) 546-4167 fax
The Gifted In-Field Endorsement is designed to train local candidates to identify and teach gifted students from a variety of cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds. This four course endorsement program ensures that graduates have in-depth knowledge of teaching gifted and talented students. Program candidates will complete 200 hours of coursework and applied field experiences; content knowledge will be integrated across courses to help ensure mastery and coverage. This program abides by and provides expertise in accordance with PSC rule 505-3-.90 GIFTED IN-FIELD EDUCATION ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM.
Characteristics of Gifted Students
Admission to the program requires the recommendation of candidates by school and system administrators. Candidates must be approved for admission prior to being eligible to register for the first course. Gifted Endorsement courses are conducted in a cohort format, and courses must be completed in the sequence described above.
Teacher Support and Coaching Endorsement
The Teacher Support and Coaching (TSC) Endorsement program is designed to train exemplary teachers to mentor and support beginning teachers, to supervise student teachers, and to support colleagues seeking to improve performance through reflection and modification of practice. Completers of this two course endorsement program earn two endorsements: Teacher Support & Coaching Endorsement and the Coaching Endorsement. This program abides by and provides expertise in accordance with PSC rule 505-3-.105 TEACHER SUPPORT AND COACHING (TSC) ENDORSEMENT PROGRAM
Online Teaching Endorsement
Coastal Plains RESA GaPSC approved Online Teaching Endorsement for a total of 15 PLUs. The target audience for this course is professional educators who desire to enter the world of online teaching and learning. This program endeavors to abide by and provide expertise in accordance with PSC rule
This is a job-embedded program. Candidates must practice skills with students.
The Endorsement is divided into three courses consisting of 5 PLUs each and must be taken in sequence. Completion of the three courses is required in order to add the Online Teaching endorsement to an existing level 4 professional teaching certificate or higher.
The Reading Endorsement program consists of 3 courses:
Literacy Foundations: This introductory course explores the critical components of literacy development and introduces candidates to the components of Reading, as identified by the National Reading Panel Report. An integral part of teaching students is a comprehensive understanding of the foundations of reading. The course will also address literacy frameworks and instructional approaches
Literacy Connections: This second course explores the basics of dyslexia, written expression development and processes, and content literacy. An integral part of literacy instruction is the literacy environment and this too is explored. The course will also address instructional approaches, including literacy stations.
Literacy Inquiries: This final course explores the selection, administration, and analysis of literacy assessments. An integral part of literacy instruction is the ability to assess students’ content knowledge and literacy processes The course will address the use of assessments to plan instruction and will involve the completion of a case study project