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Gifted Education Coursework

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 (VDOE) 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. The required coursework is available in the following sequence:

  • Summer (offered in two separate parts of term)
    • EDUC 563U Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted Student
    • EDUC 570U Foundations of Gifted Education
  • Fall: EDUC 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
  • Spring: EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students

Once you’ve completed these courses, follow VDOE guidance (scroll down to the “Licensure Changes...” section to access the add-on endorsement instruction file) on submitting the application. If you are currently employed by a Virginia school division or accredited nonpublic school, your credentials must be submitted on your behalf by the employing educational agency. Please contact your Human Resources office to identify the licensure contact in your division or school.

Available Classes

EDUC 562U Special Populations of Gifted Students
Course Offerings (1)
January 19, 2021 through May 1, 2021
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 27791 (section: 1)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Online. No live remote sessions. Educators seeking professional development only.
This course provides a critical survey of the research, issues, policy, ethics, and practices related to culturally diverse, economically disadvantaged, limited English proficient, twice exceptional, highly gifted, or very young gifted and talented students. Includes examination of topics such as personal attitudes about diversity, identification of students from special populations, differentiated instruction for students from special populations.

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Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Julia Burke, Program Manager
(804) 484-1584

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(804) 287-6572