Gifted Education

Gifted Education - CCL

This program is not eligible for Financial Aid
Major: 
5711N
Effective term: 
2011 Spring
Award: 
CCL
Total credits required: 
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. This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.

Requirements
Credits:18
EPD225Foundations of Gifted Education and Identification of Gifted Learners 3
EPD226Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted and Talented Students 3
EPD227Methods and Models for Differentiating Curriculum for Gifted Learners 3
EPD228Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills in Gifted Education 3
EPD229Gifted Education Practicum I 3
EPD230Gifted Education Practicum II 3
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)