GAGC has a long history of advocating for specially trained teachers to ensure consistent implementation of identification procedures and services for our gifted and talented children. Under Georgia Law, gifted students are Category VI of Special Education. Georgia State Law (O.C.G.A. 20-2-152) requires both identification procedures and the provision of teachers who are professionally trained to meet the needs of gifted students. The gifted endorsement provides this training, and GAGC is proud to support teachers who purpose to earn this endorsement.
The criteria for applying to become a GAGC Bynum Scholar are:● Clear, renewable, Georgia teaching certification and two or more years of successful teaching experience● Recommendation from school or district gifted coordinator or administrator● A current contract with a Georgia school district that does not provide the gifted endorsement for teachers cost-free ● School Principal signature of support
Application Deadline: March 29, 2019