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EDPS 540 Gifted, Creative and Talented Children

3 Credits Fees: $1043.55 (In-State), $1537.14 (Out-of-State/Distance)
Course Dates: June 12 to August 4, 2017
Deadline to Apply to the Graduate School: June 9, 2017
Deadline to Register: June 12, 2017
Course Delivery Method: Online

This course is an introduction to the intellectual, social, and emotional characteristics of gifted youth and philosophies of gifted education. We will address multi-talent conceptions of giftedness, including intellectual, academic, creative, artistic, and leadership. Criteria for selecting instructional materials and methods will be discussed, as will the design of learning experiences for the gifted.

Textbook Information:
1. Davis, G.A., Rimm, S.B., & Siegle, D. (2011). Education of the gifted and talented (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education. ISBN-13: 9780135056073
2. Weber, C.L., Boswell, C., & Beherens, W.A. (2014). Exploring critical issues in gifted education: A case studies approach. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press. ISBN-13: 9781618210975

Students interested in applying this course toward Graduate Certificate of Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies and adding a High Ability License to an existing teaching license must submit an application for admission to the program. Visit the certificate program website for more information about applying to the program.


EDPS 545 Social and Affective Development of Gifted Students

3 Credits
Fees: $1043.55 (In-State), $1537.14 (Out-of-State/Distance)
Course Dates: June 12 to August 4, 2017
Deadline to Apply to the Graduate School: June 9, 2017
Deadline to Register: June 12, 2017
Course Delivery Method: Online
Pre-requisites: EPDS 54000

This course focuses on the social and emotional development of gifted and talented students. An overview of the characteristics and needs of gifted subpopulations, diversity issues, and family/parenting concerns are provided, along with an introduction to current educational approaches and counseling interventions.

Textbook Information:
1. H├ębert, T. P. (2011). Understanding the social and emotional lives of gifted students. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.
2. Davis, G. A., Rimm, S. B., & Siegle, D. (2011). Education of the gifted and talented (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Students interested in applying this course toward Graduate Certificate of Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies and adding a High Ability License to an existing teaching license must submit an application for admission to the program. Students previously admitted to the program who have not taken a course in three semesters are required to re-apply. Visit the certificate program website for more information about applying to the program.

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