Gifted Intervention Specialist
The gifted endorsement program prepares currently licensed and certified teachers to address the special needs of gifted and talented individuals. Teachers who have this endorsement are licensed to work in K-12 settings as an intervention specialist, helping students who have been identified as gifted to achieve their potential. Prospective candidates will engage in specific coursework that will provide a theoretical background in the nature and needs of the gifted child and address curriculum development for the gifted as well as the affective needs of the gifted individual. All candidates will be exposed to direct experiences with gifted children and youth through visitation, in-class speakers, and a practicum experience with gifted children.