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graduate courses in gifted education

See links below or contact the university for additional information.

Concordia University Chicago -- River Forest, IL


University of St. Francis  - Joliet, IL

Online Courses:

  • Survey of Gifted Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted and Talented Students
  • Social and Emotional Development of Gifted and Talented Students

    Resources for Gifted Education Training 

    This college review site article details the various concerns at hand for teaching professionals interested in obtaining graduate training and credentials in gifted education which may assist in navigating the available choices. 

     This PDF document published by the NAGC provides a comprehensive alphabetical listing of graduate programs arranged by degree name with the majority being a Master’s in Education and further identifying the type of credentials received (i.e. M.Ed, M.S., Certificate, etc.)Ho

    Gifted Endorsement - Illinois Criteria 

     See : ISBE Website (Special PK-12 Tab under Subsequent Teaching Endorsements)

    Criteria as of 9/2/20:

    • 18 semester hours of credit with coursework in each of the following areas:
      • characteristics of the field of gifted education as it pertains to gifted children, including their cognitive, creative and affective development
      • the wide range of ways in which a child is gifted; issues and practices in identifying and serving gifted children; and the manner in which assessment data shape decisions about identification, learning progress and outcomes
      • theoretical and research-based data necessary for the development of programs, curriculum and instructional sequences for gifted children, especially those serving gifted students from diverse populations
      • A Practicum
    • Gifted Education (NES) (312) test

    Contact Us:

    Illinois Association for Gifted Children

    1500 Sullivan Road
    Aurora, IL 60506

    Ph: 630-907-5047
    Fax: 630-907-5976

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