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Gifted Education - CCL

Major: 5711
Effective Term: 2011 Spring Final Term: Current
Award: CCL
Total Credits: 18
Description:

The Certificate of Completion in Gifted Education provides professional development for certified teachers and leads to provisional and full endorsement in gifted education from the Arizona Department of Education.

Program Notes:

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses within the program.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
Credits:18
EPD225 Foundations of Gifted Education and Identification of Gifted Learners3
EPD226 Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted and Talented Students3
EPD227 Methods and Models for Differentiating Curriculum for Gifted Learners3
EPD228 Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills in Gifted Education3
EPD229 Gifted Education Practicum I3
EPD230 Gifted Education Practicum II3

Program Competencies

  1. Define giftedness and its implications on the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students.( EPD225)
  2. Analyze key philosophies, theories, models and research supporting gifted and talented education (EPD225)
  3. Describe the cognitive, social, emotional, and environmental factors that enhance or inhibit the development of giftedness in all populations. (EPD226)
  4. Identify varying teaching styles and instructional strategies for gifted and talented students to meet their diverse needs. (EPD226)
  5. Analyze a variety of diagnostic tools to identify individual learning needs of gifted and talented students. (EPD227)
  6. Design differentiated learning experiences for gifted and talented students. (EPD227)
  7. Describe and implement research-based strategies for enhancing creativity in the classroom. (EPD228)
  8. Describe and implement research-based strategies for teaching critical thinking in the classroom. (EPD228)
  9. Participate in a K-12 classroom field experience in which most students are identified as gifted.(EPD229, EPD230)
  10. Record experiences, interactions, goals and self-evaluations in a reflective journal. (EPD229, EPD230)

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