36-credit hour program includes the five courses required for the Florida Endorsement in Gifted Education as well as courses in foundations of research, classroom assessment, issues in the education of students with exceptionalities, and a supervised practicum.
15-hour program (5 classes). This is an add-on endorsement, available to students who have previously earned initial teaching credentials; upon completion individuals may apply to the Florida Department of Education for the add-on endorsement.
What is Giftedness? How might it manifest in different people in different ways?
These are some of the conceptual starting points that practicing teachers enrolled in the program will explore. They include a look into twelve specific traits that are considered by some experts to be representative of giftedness, outside of IQ alone.
Our program prepares educators to:
Dr. Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick, Associate Professor for Gifted Education in the Department of Special Education, and Dr. Linda Evans, Assistant Professor of Foreign Language Education in the Department of Secondary Education, will be co-principal investigators of the REACH grant. This $1.5 million grant, the first of its kind awarded to the COEDU's Gifted Education program -- will make it possible to provide greater services for learners who have been historically underrepresented in gifted education programs.