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Gifted and Talented Endorsement

The following University of South Carolina courses meet the current South Carolina add-on requirements for the beginning level Gifted and Talented Endorsement:

South Carolina Add-On Requirements for Beginning Level Gifted and Talented University of South Carolina Course
Nature and Needs of Gifted and Talented Students EDEX 540 - Nature and Needs of the Gifted and Talented (3)
Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted and Talented Students EDEX 742 - Educational Procedures for the Gifted and Talented (3)


In order to gain the beginning level add-on endorsement for Gifted and Talented, in addition to completing the above course work with a grade of C or better, teachers must have:

  1. Bachelor’s degree or higher;
  2. Initial, Professional, or Alternative Route certificate at the early childhood, elementary, middle, secondary, or PK–12 level; 

Add-on endorsement is determined and granted by the South Carolina Department of Education. Prior to beginning coursework, it is recommended that teachers contact the South Carolina Department of Education to determine steps to add-on endorsement areas. Refer to the South Carolina Guidelines and Requirements for Adding Certification Fields and Endorsements for the most current add-on requirements as they are subject to change.

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