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Gifted Education Endorsement

The School of Professional and Continuing Studies offers the coursework required toward the Virginia Department of Education gifted education endorsement for K-12 licensed teachers. These courses can be taken within the M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction program of study or separately as professional development courses.

The recent focus on gifted and talented students in K-12 schools has created a need for gifted-endorsed teachers to serve these students both in center and non-center based gifted programs. This is a much sought after endorsement and provides teachers with marketable expertise.

There are specific endorsement requirements from the Virginia Department of Education, please review these requirements online at law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title8/agency20/chapter22.

Gifted Endorsement

Required

12 semester hours

EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
EDUC 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development & Creativity
EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students
EDUC 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers
Available Classes
EDUC 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity
Course Offerings (1)
August 28, 2017 through December 16, 2017
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 17355 (section: 02B)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. Online.
Description
This course explores the concepts of Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity (GETDC), and examines their factors, measurement, and application to education. Topics include characteristics of creative individuals, barriers to creative productivity, strategies to increase creative and critical thinking, and teaching creativity in special populations of gifted learners.

EDUC 570U Talented and Gifted: Working with High Achievers
Course Offerings (1)
Monday, August 28, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, September 11, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, September 18, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, October 9, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, October 30, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, November 13, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, November 27, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Monday, December 4, 2017; 
7:00 - 9:40 pm
Instructor: Joseph Douglas
CRN: 17360 (section: 01H)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only. In-class/online hybrid. In-class sessions as scheduled.
Description
This course provides information on the history of exceptional students in relation to education, current law, and accepted methods for referral, assessment, and identification. It covers major program models and methods of differentiating instruction to meet the rate and level of learning of those students identified. The course gives the learner an understanding of ways to meet the affective needs of the gifted and talented student in the regular classroom and lists resources for teachers and parents who would like more information about the talented and gifted.

Contact Us

Graduate Education Program
Professional & Continuing Studies
North Court
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8427
spcs@richmond.edu