This course aims to provide K-12 classroom teachers with the strategies and techniques they will need to use to meet the academic and emotional needs of gifted and talented students. Course content includes practical approaches for challenging even the most capable students in the regular classroom, pull-out, or full-time classes for gifted students. A major emphasis is placed upon epistemology (ways of knowing) unique to gifted students as well as an appropriate pedagogy to specifically enhance each student's ability.
Available for graduate credit from Carlow University, The College of Saint Rose, Madonna University, and Notre Dame College.
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Session/Module 1: Course Orientation and Overview
Session/Module 2: Giftedness: An Overview
Session/Module 3: How Gifted Are Identified
Session/Module 4: Gifted Curriculum Matrix
Session/Module 5: Adapting Pedagogy for Gifted Students
Session/Module 6: Emotional Dimensions of Giftedness
Session/Module 7: Great Expectations: The Burden of Potential
Session/Module 8: Meetin Expectations
Session/Module 9: The Epistemology of Giftedness
Session/Module 10: "It's not easy being green." - Kermit the Frog
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
Face-to-face courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities tab for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. Most courses require a book but some do not, so check the list for your specific course. If no book is required it will be specified.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class.