Education Gifted Learner (EDGL)

Education Gifted Learner (EDGL)

EDGL 526  Identification and Education of the Gifted Learner  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Candidates will explore in detail the characteristics of gifted students, appropriate assessments and procedures for the identification of these learners with emphasis on those from special populations. Selection, comparison, and interpretation of standardized formal assessment tests, and other measures such as authentic assessments, teacher and parent interviews and surveys, student observations, checklists, and rating scales are addressed. A general overview of the history and current practices and strategies popular in the field of Gifted Education are provided. Practical components such as the role and expectations of the teacher of the gifted as well as parent education are addressed.

Offered: Online

EDGL 598  Field Experience Practicum  0 Credit Hour(s)  

Online Prerequisite: EDGL 620 (may be taken concurrently)

This course will be used to provide field experiences for students desiring licensure in conjunction with certificate programs.

Offered: Online

EDGL 619  Supporting the Social, Emotional, and Guidance Needs of the Gifted  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Candidates will explore the contemporary research on affective issues and supporting theory in gifted education. Topics of study include supportive curriculum, special populations, emotional characteristics, vocational concerns, self-concept, self-esteem, and support for the teacher's role in preventing or remediating affective problems related to giftedness. Guidance topics and support for these students and the role of the family and community are emphasized.

Offered: Online

EDGL 620  Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Gifted Learners  3 Credit Hour(s)  

Candidates will examine the concept of a defensible curriculum for gifted students and explore strategies for heterogeneous and homogeneous groupings. Strategies and techniques for teaching the gifted student are presented. Candidates will also create lessons using methods to enhance creativity and critical thinking skills for all students as well as develop an understanding of what it means to provide an appropriate education for gifted learners with emphasis on pre and post assessment and state and national learning standards. Research supporting the development of gifted students from various backgrounds and in a variety of settings will also be introduced. The concepts of sharing strategies with peers, teacher leaders, co-teaching and collaboration, acceleration, cluster grouping, and the creation and evaluation of honors courses are addressed.

Offered: Online

EDGL 627  Program Design and Services in Gifted Education  3 Credit Hour(s)  

This course focuses on theoretical frameworks and fundamental principles for organizing and implementing evidence-based programs for the varied populations of the gifted including service delivery models, program evaluation, data collection, supervision models, and systemic development of programming and support structures including the roles and functions of committees (including the Advisory Committee), and strategies for engaging parents and community.

Offered: Online

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