Graduate Catalog 2024-2025

Gifted Education Core Endorsement (Ages 4-21)

Program Overview

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

General Licensure and Endorsement Admission Requirements

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The Gifted Education Core Endorsement graduate 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. Successful completion of this program will allow teachers with a Colorado teaching license to add the Gifted Education Core 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.

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 — 24 Credits

Required Credits - 24 hours

EDSE 664Diversity in Gifted Education


EDSE 683Nature and Needs of Gifted Learners


EDSE 684Assessment and Identification in Gifted Education


EDSE 685Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted Learners


EDSE 686Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners


EDSE 687Program Strategies and Services for Gifted Learners


EDSE 688Communication, Collaboration, and Leadership in Gifted Education


EDSE 691Practicum in Teaching Gifted Learners


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

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