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Gifted Education Specialty Endorsement

Learn effective instructional strategies and curricular solutions to meet the academic and social emotional needs of gifted learners in ways that equitably challenge and serve all learners in the classroom. You can earn the specialty endorsement on its own or concurrently with your M.A.T. in Gifted Education or your M.Ed. in Teaching and Learning

  • Learn from nationally recognized faculty who are experts in the field
  • Available entirely online
  • Complete the 11-credit program in as little as one year
Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
EDG 550A Introduction to Gifted Education and Talent Development, Part I 1
EDG 550B Introduction to Gifted Education and Talent Development, Part II 2
EDG 551 Social and Emotional Components of Giftedness 2
EDG 554 Curricular Strategies and Instructional Models for High Ability Learners 3
EDG 508 Differentiating Instruction for Highly Capable Students 1
EDG 581 Field Study and Action Research (Minimum of 40 hours in a supervised setting, taken after completion of all required coursework. Complete in your district location or arrange with the supervisor.) 1
Electives Select one credit of coursework related to gifted education from an online or on-campus class or approved conference. Electives are offered fall, spring and summer semesters. 1 credit minimum
Portfolio Final assessment to demonstrate evidence of knowledge and skills to meet Washington state standards and competencies.  

Completing the Gifted Education Specialty Endorsement has changed my life immensely by uncovering a passion for providing equal access to highly capable program services to students from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented populations.

Austin Foglesong M.Ed. Teaching & Learning, Gifted Education Specialty Endorsement