K-12 Gifted Teaching Endorsement Requirements

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A K-12 gifted education endorsement requires 12 semester hours, including courses in the nature and needs of the gifted child, curriculum development and teaching strategies for the gifted, the nature of creativity, and a practicum in education for the gifted inclusive of K-12 learners. Verified teaching experience in K-12 gifted education within the five-year period immediately preceding application may be accepted in lieu of the above field experiences at the equivalency of one year’s teaching experience for one semester hour credit for a maximum of three semester hours of the total credit hours required. No state test is required or available to validate this endorsement.

PRAXIS Exam requirements & Study Guide: None

Course Prefix/# BHSU Program Course Title Credits
ED 414/513 Nature & Needs of the Gifted 3
ED 491/492 Nature of Creativity 3
ED 491/492 Curriculum & Teaching Strategies for Gifted 3
ED 495/595 K-12 Practicum: Gifted 3



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