Gifted and Talented Education Courses

  • EDUC-W 551 Education and Psychology of the Gifted and Talented (3 cr.) Develops an understanding of the nature and needs of gifted and talented individuals. Emphasizes gifted and talented identification and selection strategies, characteristics, and educational opportunities.
  • EDUC-W 552 Curriculum for the Gifted and Talented (3 cr.) Describes and evaluates gifted and talented curricular theories and models as well as traditional subject matter modifications. Also critically examines implementation and organization of programs.
  • EDUC-W 553 Methods and Materials for the Gifted and Talented (3 cr.) Concentrates on the teaching techniques that benefit the gifted learner. Teacher and learner styles are discussed as well as those skills necessary to deal adequately with these students. The course also examines selection, development, and evaluation of materials for use with the gifted student.
  • EDUC-W 560 Topical Seminar in Gifted Education: variable title (3 cr.) Intensive study of selected topics pertaining to gifted and talented education. May be repeated for credit.
  • EDUC-W 595 Practicum: Gifted and Talented (3-6 cr.) Provides supervised field experience with gifted and talented learners. Participants will be given responsibility for planning, directing, and evaluating activities for gifted students.

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