Graduate Catalog 2021-2022

Gifted Education Specialist Endorsement (Ages 4-21)

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

The Gifted Education Specialist Endorsement MA program prepares teachers at the elementary and secondary level to work with gifted and talented students in order to help them develop their full potential. This program also prepares educators to serve as building- or district-level gifted education coordinators. Successful completion of this program will allow teachers with a Colorado teaching license to add the Gifted Education Specialist Endorsement to their current licenses. Students are required to pass the approved Praxis exam prior to adding the endorsement. The program consists of the required courses and practicum requirements agreed upon by the student and advisor.

Endorsement Requirements — 33 Credits

Required Major Core Credits - 3 hours

SRM 600Introduction to Graduate Research

3

Emphasis Requirements - 30 hours

EDSE 664Diversity in Gifted Education

3

EDSE 665Advocacy in Gifted Education

3

EDSE 683Nature and Needs of Gifted Learners

3

EDSE 684Assessment and Identification in Gifted Education

3

EDSE 685Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted Learners

3

EDSE 686Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners

3

EDSE 687Program Strategies and Services for Gifted Learners

3

EDSE 688Communication, Collaboration, and Leadership in Gifted Education

3

EDSE 690Action Research and Reflective Practice in Gifted Education

3

EDSE 691Practicum in Teaching Gifted Learners

1-12

EDSE 691: Take 3 hours - Number of hours determined by advisor based on candidate's prior background and experience in gifted education.