This Letter of Completion (LOC) in Gifted Education is intended to improve the knowledge base of those teaching and supporting gifted learners.
Four courses (12 graduate credits taken in any order) provide a foundation in identification, program development, assessment, and social/cultural factors related to the education of gifted students. Applicants must have already earned a bachelors degree and meet all other IUP criteria for LOC admission.
After completing the Certificate of Recognition Program in Gifted Education, the student will have studied:
All students will be required to successfully complete a total of twelve credits of course work. The students will complete the following courses:
EDEX 409/509 Instructional Strategies for Gifted LearnersEDSP 423/523 Educational Programming for Gifted LearnersEDEX 621 Models of Teaching for Gifted LearnersEDSP 624 Social, Emotional, and Cultural Factors in the Education of Gifted Learners
Students admitted to graduate or teacher education programs in the IUP College of Education and Educational Technology would have no additional admission requirements to meet in order to take any or all of the courses in the COR. Students in other IUP graduate programs would also be eligible. However, a discussion with the program advisor prior to registration regarding the educational emphasis of the COR is recommended for these students. Special status, non-degree applicants, who are already certified teachers, would be eligible after meeting only the criteria for admission to the Graduate School in this category. Uncertified, special status, non-degree applicants already holding a bachelor’s degree could be admitted to the COR at the discretion of the program advisor providing that they met the criteria for admission to the Graduate School in this category.
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