2013-2014 Graduate Catalog

Gifted and Talented Specialist Endorsement

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

The graduate level endorsement program for the Gifted and Talented Specialist prepares teachers at the elementary and secondary level to work with gifted and talented students in order to help them develop their full potential. The program leads to recommendation for Colorado Department of Education’s Gifted and Talented Specialist endorsement. The Gifted and Talented Specialist is required to pass the approved PLACE exam prior to licensing. The program consists of the required courses and practicum requirements agreed upon by the student and advisor. If a student enters the endorsement program for Gifted and Talented Specialist without a current teacher licensure, s/he is required to complete additional admission requirements and course requirements listed under Professional Teacher Education.

Degree Requirements

Endorsement Requirement — 24-27 hours

EDSE 682Foundations in Gifted Education

3

EDSE 683The Gifted Learner: Nature and Needs

3

EDSE 684Assessment and Identification in Gifted Education

3

EDSE 685Curriculum & Instructional Practice in Gifted Education

3

EDSE 686Emotional and Social Development of the Gifted and Talented

3

EDSE 687Program Strategies and Services for the Gifted and Talented

3

EDSE 688Communication and Leadership in Gifted Education

3

EDSE 691Practicum in Teaching the Gifted and Talented

1 - 12

EDSE 691: Take 3-6 hours - Number of hours determined by advisor based on candidates; prior background and experiences in Gifted and Talented education.