Dr. Julie Mersiowsky
Gifted Add-On Endorsement Coordinator
1 Year | 2 Semesters | 12 credits
Discounted Tuition Rate
Are you a licensed K-12 teacher in Virginia looking for a pathway into gifted education?
Acquire the skills and expertise necessary to teach and support students with diverse learning needs through Longwood University’s online gifted add-on endorsement courses, at a discounted tuition rate.
Teachers holding an official bachelor’s degree from an institution that is accredited by the appropriate institutional (formerly regional) accreditation agency and a valid Virginia professional teaching license (or an equivalent from another state) are eligible to earn this endorsement through the Virginia Department of Education upon successful completion of the coursework.
In addition to the coursework, the VDOE requirements state that in lieu of a practicum, one year successful full-time teaching experience with gifted students in a public or an accredited nonpublic school may be accepted, provided the teacher is assigned to a mentor holding a valid license with an endorsement in gifted education.
Completion of the Gifted Education Add-On Endorsement provides licensed teachers in Virginia the valuable VDOE endorsement credentials for their license and to build their resumes. The Gifted Education Add-On Endorsement courses through Longwood include the 3 courses required by VDOE standards as well as options for the elective requirement.
The courses are all fully online and asynchronous, allowing busy teachers the opportunity to work when their schedules allow.
*VDOE requires 3 core courses* (9 credits) and 1 elective** (3 credits) for a total of 12 credits.
201 High Street
Farmville, VA 23909
Office: (434) 395-2140
Fax: (434) 395-2750