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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 555U Curriculum for Talented and Gifted Education
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Tuesdays: 4:15 - 6:55 pm
Instructor: Susan Albaugh
CRN: 26864 (section: R02)
Semester hours: 3
Fee: $800
Non-degree seeking teachers only.
Description
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.

EDUC 561U Perspectives in Gifted Education, Talent Development and Creativity
Course Offerings (1)
January 16, 2018 through May 5, 2018
Instructor: Matthew Edinger
CRN: 27433 (section: R02)
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.

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