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Gifted and Talented, Endorsement

Requirements

The Utah Valley University Gifted and Talented endorsement program is designed to prepare teachers to be sensitive and responsive to the needs of gifted and talented (GT) learners and to become advocates for their students in a variety of educational settings, whether they become teachers in Gifted and Talented programs or teachers who work with these learners in the mainstream classroom setting. Coursework is designed to address historical and political foundations of GT education, the social and emotional needs of these learners, and methods and materials for engaging GT students in challenging educational experiences. The UVU endorsement program is intended to provide educators with an opportunity to develop, expand, and integrate their knowledge of content, pedagogy, and cultural perspectives in gifted and talented education. USBE Education Endorsements are provided through the school district. UVU will accept up to 12 endorsement credits to apply toward a UVU M.Ed. Emphasis program.

Total Program Credits: 19

Discipline Core Requirements:  19 Credits
  EDUC 5600 Learning Development and Individual Learning Differences in Gifted Education 3
  EDUC 5610 Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted 3
  EDUC 5620 Assessment in Gifted Education 3
  EDUC 5630 Theory into Practice in Gifted and Talented Education 2
  EDUC 5635 Methods and Materials in Gifted Education for Practitioners 2
  EDUC 5640 Improvement of Curriculum Instruction in the Content Areas 3
  EDUC 5650 Leadership in Gifted and Talented Education 3

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

 

Suggested sequence: Course Title Credit Hours
EDUC 5600  Learning Development and Individual Learning Differences in Gifted Education 3
EDUC 5610 Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted 3
EDUC 5620 Assessment in Gifted Education 3
EDUC 5630 Theory into Practice in Gifted and Talented Education 2
EDUC 5635 Methods and Materials in Gifted Education for Practitioners 2
EDUC 5640 Improvement of Curriculum Instruction in the Content Areas 3
EDUC 5650 Leadership in Gifted and Talented Education 3
  Degree total: 19

Department

Education Graduate Programs

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