Gifted and Talented Endorsement

Earn the Gifted and Talented Endorsement by Completing Just Four Courses!

If you are a licensed teacher and want to broaden your expertise and career options, completing this endorsement will help you reach those goals.

SPED students

The Gifted and Talented Endorsement:

  • Focuses on the nature and needs of gifted, talented, and creative children in P-12 classrooms
  • Provides ways to increase gifted behaviors in a great number of children than those already identified
  • May also be completed as part of the Master of Education in Teacher Leadership, a Rank I program, or as a standalone endorsement

Course Requirements

  • EDSP 581: Introduction to Gifted Education - Classroom and school-level approaches to identifying, nurturing, and further developing a variety of talents in all children, including but not limited to the areas of intellectual, academic, creative, visual/performing arts, and leadership talent.
  • EDSP 688: Diverse Populations of Gifted Students - Creating a learning environment conducive to meeting the needs of gifted and talented students based on culture, social interaction, skill, knowledge, and interests.
  • EDSP 689: Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted and Talented Students
  • - (Prerequisite EDAP 581) Curriculum materials and programs, instructional and differentiation strategies, and process skills (creativity, critical thinking, etc.) appropriate for teaching gifted and talented students.
  • EDSP 690: Practicum in Gifted Education - (Prerequisites: EDAP 581, 682,683) Application of knowledge, skills, and competencies delineated in the basic courses in gifted and talented education.

Contact Dr. Regina Hirn, Assistant Professor, in the Department of Special Education for more information about the program and how to apply. Office: 502-852-2156