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Specialty Endorsement in Teaching the Gifted
Gifted students, an often-overlooked group in student populations, need a particular type of instruction to thrive in school and in society. This specialty endorsement emphasizes curricular and instructional needs of students and focuses on strategies for identifying and reaching exceptional students in both mixed-ability and self-contained classrooms.
The specialty endorsement is available online. Complete the program in just one year! Click here for the current schedule and tuition cost.
||New Directions in Gifted Education
||Nature and Needs of the Gifted Learner
||Strategies & Instructional Models for Challenging Bright Students
||Differentiating Instruction for Highly Capable Students
||Practicum/Field Study Site assurance determined by the student, building administrator and the director of the Center for Gifted Education.
||Credits relating to gifted from at least two sources (classes, conferences, etc.)
||2 credits minimum
||Final assessment to show evidence of knowledge & skills to meet Washington state standards and competencies.
Scholarships are available that provide a 25 percent tuition reduction for the Specialty Endorsement program. Download the scholarship application.
How to Apply
Admission documents needed for the specialty endorsement:
- Whitworth GSE application form with $35 application fee; if you would like a paper application, please contact us by phone or e-mail as indicated below.
- Official transcripts (Order these from ALL colleges and universities previously attended, and have them sent directly to the Graduate and Continuing Studies Admission Office.)
- A copy of your current, valid teaching certificate
Send all documents to:
Graduate and Continuing Studies Admissions
300 W. Hawthorne
Spokane, WA 99251
If you have any questions, or if you would like to submit your documents via e-mail, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509.777.3222.