Graduate Catalog 2024-2025

Director of Gifted Education Endorsement

Program Overview

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

General Licensure and Endorsement Admission Requirements

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The Director of Gifted Education endorsement program is designed to prepare students to become gifted education administrators. The course of study is a highly individualized program based on the background of the student and is designed to provide a broad knowledge base in all areas of gifted education. Depending upon the licensure of the student, a program is designed to provide an in-depth knowledge of the field of gifted education, emphasizing the wide variety of children with gifted education needs with regard to delivery systems, evaluation, programming, identification, finance, law, policy, and regulations.

Federal student loans are not currently available to students who are pursuing a CO state license (initial or additional) through UNC's stand-alone, graduate level licensure programs without being simultaneously enrolled in a Masters, Specialist, or Doctoral program.

Requirements — 27-36 Credits

Required Major Credits — 9 hours

EDSE 683Nature and Needs of Gifted Learners


EDSE 685Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted Learners


EDSE 686Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners


Gifted Education Administration — 18-27 hours

EDSE 667Administration and Supervision of Gifted Education


EDSE 668Administrative Planning and Program Evaluation in Gifted


EDSE 669Externship in Gifted Education Administration


ELPS 650School Finance and Budgeting


ELPS 654Instructional Leadership and Supervision


ELPS 660Law and the Administrator


Note: EDSE 669: Take a minimum of 3 hours, consult with advisor.

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