The Gifted & Talented Program is an accelerated graduate program that can be taken as a license or a minor within a master’s degree. The goal of this program is to equip current teachers with the tools and training to challenge and support their gifted and talented students.
In order to thrive, gifted students require rich curriculum and trained teachers to prepare them for the future. Because most gifted and talented students attend regular classes, this program is designed to prepare general education teachers to help these students in typical classrooms, as well as in gifted and talented programs. Concordia’s professors pass on their theoretical and practical knowledge to help teachers discover how to pace instruction with students’ needs, provide structure and choice, and promote supported risks.
Individuals who complete the Gifted & Talented program, and are currently licensed or eligible for Wisconsin DPI Teacher licensure, are eligible for the Gifted Education Teacher license #1013 or, with an additional course, the Gifted Education Program Coordinator license #5013. Students wanting to earn a master’s degree can add 18-21 credits to receive their Masters of Science in Education – Teaching and Learning.
Locations: Appleton, Kenosha, Madison, Mequon, and Online
Tuition Discount: 25% off for Christian School Educators; 24% off for Preferred Educational Partners (these discounts are available for students taking this program as part of the Teaching & Learning master’s degree)
Program Length: This is an 8-10 month program that consists of several 8-week-long courses.
Class Times: Classes meet one night every week for 4 hours in the evening.
Courses must be taken in the order they are listed.
- Issues and Trends in Gifted Education (EDC 620/EDC 820) - Credits: 3
- Unique Needs of the Gifted Child (EDC 621/EDC 821) - Credits: 3
- Instruction of Students with Gifts and Talents (EDC 622/ED 822) - Credits: 3
- Practicum in Teaching Gifted and Talented Students (EDC 623/EDC 823) - Credits: 3
- Portfolio: Gifted and Talented (EDC 624/EDC824) - Pass/Fail
- Coordinating Gifted and Talented Programs (EDC 625/EDC 825) – Credits: 3
(for Gifted and Talented Coordinator License)