Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

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[1] Courses in Gifted and Talented Education (GATE)

6353 INTRODUCTION TO GIFTED EDUCATION This course explores the characteristics of the gifted, talented, and creative child. Emphasis is placed on (a) historical development of the field, (b) characteristics and identification, (c) K-12 programming options and models pertaining to the field of gifted education, and (d) educational programs and interventions.

6355 CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION FOR GIFTED LEARNERS This course teaches candidates how to design differentiated curricula and the strategies necessary to effectively provide appropriate experiences, materials, and environments conducive to optimum learning and development of the gifted and talented.

6357 TRENDS AND ISSUES IN GIFTED EDUCATION This course explores current trends and issues in gifted education, including meeting the needs of creative students, talent development and innovation, and identifying and serving promising underrepresented groups.

6358 AFFECTIVE STRATEGIES FOR THE GIFTED AND TALENTED This course examines the strategies necessary to address psycho-social needs related to personality, maturity, giftedness, and creativity. Concrete strategies for managing students’ emotional needs are provided, as well as appropriate experiences, materials, and environments conducive to optimum learning/development of the gifted and talented.

6359 DESIGNING ASSESSMENT, IDENTIFICATION, AND EVALUATION PROTOCOL IN GIFTED PROGRAMS This course will provide educators and program coordinators with the tools to design appropriate gifted programming, including assessment and identification protocol and program evaluation, to meet the needs of students with gifts and talents. Guidelines for developing assessments to provide information to assist districts in planning, implementing, and evaluating programs for gifted and talented students will also be addressed.

6370 SPECIAL TOPICS IN GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION This course will focus on gifted education in varying areas of interests and needs including underrepresented learners, discipline-specific talent development, program development, and current research practices. This course is primarily for students enrolled in an EdS or PhD program with a cognate in gifted education.