Certificate: Gifted Education Endorsement - Credits: 12 minimum (program code: 0919)
This 12-credit PDE-approved endorsement program is designed to prepare certified instructors in the content, pedagogy and dispositions necessary for teaching gifted learners. This endorsement program documents knowledge in a new and emerging area where formal teaching certification does not exist. The endorsement is intended to improve a teacher's skills in dealing with complex classroom settings. It is added to existing Level I or Level II certificates but is not required to perform service in these areas.
Students in the gifted endorsement program receive academic and professional advisement from the program coordinator and program faculty. The adviser works with students to discuss, monitor and provide advisement as it related to their endorsement program studies.
Global Online (100 percent online delivery)
Pennsylvania Act 24, 34, 114, 131 and 151 clearances (or appropriate clearances for non-Pennsylvania residents) are required for field-based course registration but not admission. Applicants may be admitted to the program but will not be able to register for field-based courses until all of the up-to-date clearances are submitted.
Curriculum - Certificate: Gifted Education Endorsement
|EDU 701 Foundations of Gifted Education||3|
|EDU 702 Instructional Design and Strategies for Gifted Education||3|
|EDU 703 Assessment and Identification of Gifted Students||3|
|EDU 705 Program Models for Gifted Education: Service Delivery Options||3|
For Additional Information
Diane Nettles, Ph.D., M.Ed., B.S. (University of South Florida), Professor
Holly Diehl, Ed.D. (West Virginia University), M.Ed. (Frostburg State University), B.S. (West Virginia University), Professor and Coordinator of Professional Development Schools Program
Diane Fine, Ed.D., M.A. (West Virginia University), M.Ed. (California Univeristy of Pennsylvania), B.A. (West Virginia Wesleyan College), Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Reading Specialist Program
Marcia Hoover, Ed.D. (West Virginia University), M.Ed., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Professor
Rebecca Maddas, Ed.D. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania), M.Ed., B.S. (California University of Pennsylvania), Assistant Professor
Connie Monroe, Ph.D. (University of Dayton), M.A. (Regis University), Teaching Certification (University of Texas at San Antonio), Diplome Superieur d'Etudes Francaises (Universite de Strasbourg), B.A. (Case Western Reserve University), Professor
Michelle Torregano, Ph.D. (Penn State University), M.A. (Xavier University of Louisiana), B.A. (Xavier University of Louisiana), Associate Professor
For faculty bios, visit: https://www.calu.edu/inside/faculty-staff/profiles/