Gifted Education

Gifted Education


These courses prepare you to earn the Virginia Gifted Education endorsement.

  • EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education – Offered Fall
  • EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students – Offered Spring 
  • EDUC 563U Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted Student – Offered Summer*
  • EDUC 570U Foundations of Gifted Education – Offered Summer*

* Summer classes are scheduled in early and late terms so both classes may be taken during the Summer.

We’re pleased to offer coursework related to gifted education for K-12 teachers. These classes meet the requirements for the Virginia Department of Education add-on teaching endorsement in Gifted Education. They also prepare you to successfully differentiate your curriculum and teach gifted students to their highest potential.

If you’re seeking the gifted education endorsement, you can complete the required coursework in a year. You may start in any semester, although a summer start is recommended to complete EDUC 570U as the first class.

Once you’ve completed these courses, follow VDOE guidance on submitting the application. Review the section that starts with “Licensure Changes.” Our program manager can assist you in preparing your application, but you’ll be responsible for collecting the required documentation and submitting the licensure paperwork to the appropriate VDOE office.

Available Classes

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  • EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
    Course Offerings

    August 22, 2022 through December 10, 2022
    Monday 4:20 pm - 6:50 pm

    Joe Douglas

    CRN: 11341 (section: 01PD)
    Semester hours: 3
    Fee: $800

    Online. Remote sessions via Zoom as scheduled. Educators seeking professional development only.


    This course focuses on curriculum adjustments, methods and techniques, as well as classroom organization necessary for teaching gifted and talented students. Emphasis is on curriculum in gifted programs within the context of school reform and restructuring. Topics include development of learner outcomes, selection of resources, and classroom management.