Engage remarkable students with relevant and emerging education

Prepare yourself to work with the academic, emotional and developmental needs of Gifted and Talented Students. Whether in a standard classroom, or a specific gifted and talented classroom, this program will help you understand how to prepare gifted and talented students to enjoy a lifetime of positive learning experiences.

Cost Per Credit$690
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Program Overview

This program will help you teach gifted and talented students in the developmental level(s) you’re currently licensed in. The curriculum addresses the unique learning demands of gifted learners, as well as their distinctive social and emotional needs. Our experienced instructors will share theoretical and practical knowledge that will help you discover how to pace instruction according to a student’s needs. You’ll also learn how to engage the unique social and emotional needs of these learners. Courses are offered in an accelerated 8-week format, and available online or in the classroom. You’ll also earn a Master of Science in Education through this program. A licensure-only option is available, as well.

Academic Community Partnership

Concordia University Wisconsin’s School of Education has a reputation for helping public, private, charter, and other school systems meet the needs of their students in the most comprehensive way possible. This is not only an exclusive partnership; we simply believe in providing opportunities to increase teacher capacity, improve leadership development, and impact student success.

Benefits of the Academic Community Partnership include:

  • Partner with a local university that has an excellent academic and ethical reputation
  • We come to you – meet with our team to customize a program or professional development that fits each districts’ unique needs
  • Meet educational objectives and enhance faculty expertise with highly respected, fully accredited programs in a wide range of graduate degrees, licensure programs, and technology options
  • Face-to-face cohorts or diverse online programs to meet your busy schedule. We provide expert instructors and consultants and draw on research-based practices through our rigorous accredited programs
  • Professional development connected to university credit
  • Receive $450 per eligible graduate course or $150 per eligible adult accelerated course

Students who desire licensure in another state must contact their state department of education for details about whether or not this coursework will meet state requirements.  Students from outside of Wisconsin may earn the Master’s degree without teacher licensing.

What to Expect

You will emerge from this program with an understanding of the latest techniques and learning methods to enhance your classroom for the needs of gifted and talented students. You will also know how to identify and develop gifted and talented students.

Licensure / Certifications
WI DPI – Gifted Education Teacher license (1013) or, with one additional course, the Gifted Education Program Coordinator license (5013). (attaches to your Wisconsin Teaching License)

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