Teaching Endorsements


Reading Endorsement

Requirements:

Requires that the candidate hold initial certification.

In order to add the Reading Endorsement, the student must hold initial certification in a teaching field. The required graduate course for the Reading Endorsement are:

  • EDTD 6120 - Basic Instruction in Literacy
  • EDTD 6222 - Current Best Practices in Literacy
  • EDTD 6223 - Applications of Effective Reading Strategies
Contact Information:

706-737-1496

Mathematics Endorsement

Requirements:

Requires a P-5 initial certification as well as one year of teaching experience.

Teachers seeking the Math Endorsement need a clear renewable teaching certificate, level 4 or higher, and a minimum of one year of teaching experience. The required graduate courses for this endorsement are:

  • MATH 6341 - Early Childhood Mathematics I
  • MATH 6342 - Mathematics for Early Childhood Teachers II
  • ECED 6343 - K-5 Mathematics Endorsement: Capstone
Contact Information:

706-737-1672

Gifted In-Field Endorsement

Requirements:

Requires that the candidate hold initial certification.

The Gifted Endorsement may be added to a valid teaching certificate in Georgia and consists of 12 semester hours of graduate work at Augusta University. Students take:

  • EDUC 6271 Identifying Outstanding Talents and Potentials in Students
  • EDUC 6272 Developing Outstanding Talents and Potentials in Students
  • EDUC 6273 Curriculum and Program Design for Developing Talents
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Contact Information:

Dr. Paulette P. Harris
Phone: 706-729-2045

Teacher Support and Coaching Endorsement

Requirements:

Requires that the candidate hold initial certification.

Augusta University 's Teacher Support and Coaching Program (TSC) is one of the programs in the state approved by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission (PSC). The TSC program at Augusta University is based on a mentor training program that was developed by the Georgia Department of Education in collaboration with school systems, colleges, universities, and Regional Educational Service Agencies (RESAs). The statewide program was designed to provide training to prepare highly qualified experienced teachers with the special knowledge and communication skills needed for assisting and supporting preservice teachers, beginning teachers, experienced teachers new to a school system, and colleagues in peer coaching relationships.

The TSC program at Augusta University consists of two courses: EDLR 7110 and EDLR 7120. The first course, known as the Preparation Phase focuses on training in observation techniques and developing skills in providing supportive feedback to a protégé through conferencing. During the Preparation Phase participants are introduced to an array of topics related to mentoring including roles and responsibilities of mentoring, problems and needs of beginning teachers, characteristics of adult learners, models of supervision, supervisory skills, learning styles, elements of effective teaching, teacher reflection, multiple intelligences, diversity, and legal and professional issues.

The second course of the TSC program, EDLR 7120: The Internship Phase, consists of activities relating to the application of the knowledge and skills developed during the Preparation Phase. During the Internship Phase participants are involved in activities including: maintaining a reflective journal, mentoring a protégé, reporting progress as mentors and progress of protégés, and applying observation techniques and conferencing skills as they complete three observation cycles (consisting of a pre-conference, observation and post-conference with protégé). Participants develop and maintain a TSC portfolio.

Successful completion of EDLR 7110 and 7120 enable a teacher who has a valid Georgia teaching certificates and at least three years of satisfactory teaching experience to apply for the addition of the TSC endorsement to the certificates.

Contact Information:

Dr. Paulette P. Harris
Phone: 706-729-2045

STEM Endorsement

Requirements:

Requires that the candidate hold initial certification and one year teaching experience.

The STEM Endorsement may be added to a valid teaching certificate in Georgia and consists of 9 semester hours of graduate work at Augusta University. Students take: 

  • EDTD 6033 Integrative STEM/STEAM Education
  • EDTD 6044 Integrative STEM/STEAM Education: Driving Forces
  • EDTD 6055 Integrative STEM/STEAM Education: Clinical Experience
Contact Information:

Dr. Ashley Gess
Phone: 706-737-1496

Curriculum & Instruction Conversion

Requirements:
  • Completion of a Master's or Specialist's degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Hold a level 4 or higher Professional certificate.
  • Passing scores on the GACE Content Area Assessment for Curriculum and Instruction.
  • Submit a Letter of Request to the Program Coordinator in the College of Education.

This option is offered in the spring semester.

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS APPLY HERE

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