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Graduate Catalog 2012 - 2013 
Graduate Catalog 2012 - 2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gifted and Talented Learners, Curriculum and Instruction, M.Ed.

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Gifted and Talented Learners

Specialization leading to a Master of Education  degree.

(33 credits)

The specialization in Gifted and Talented Learners is designed for previously certified/licensed teachers seeking an endorsement as an intervention specialist who teaches gifted and talented learners. In addition, this degree or credential may allow teachers to work as Gifted Coordinators in many school districts. The multi-dimensional program provides training in meeting the needs of a broad range of gifted learners including culturally diverse children, females, those with dual exceptionalities (LD/Gifted, ADD/Gifted, etc.), underachievers, and those with special talents. The program provides opportunities for interested individuals to develop knowledge and skills in cultivating creativity and dealing with children’s families and other professionals regarding gifted issues. Graduates are adept at understanding the continuum of services from which teachers and schools can choose to meet the needs of gifted, talented, high achieving and high performing students in a variety of settings. Participation in the program enhances skills in classroom teaching, counseling, administrative decision-making, and individualized intervention, as well as collaboration and leadership skills within the broader educational community. Beginning in the Summer of 2008, the complete Gifted Endorsement Program will be available Online.

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