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General and Program Specific Requirements for Gifted Education Extensions

21. Extensions for Gifted Education for classroom teaching certificates:

General requirements: N/A

Program-Specific Requirements

Coursework

The program shall include the following:

(i) knowledge of the characteristics of students who learn at a pace and level that is significantly different from that of their classmates, including but not limited to gifted students and other high ability learners;

(ii) knowledge of tools and methods for identifying and assessing students who learn at a pace and level that is significantly different from that of their classmates, and skill in using the tools and methods;

(iii) knowledge and skills for planning, providing, coordinating, and evaluating differentiated teaching and learning environments to challenge and assist all students in learning to their highest levels of achievement; and

(iv) skill in collaborating with other school staff to provide individualized instruction for all students.

Field Experiences:

  • college-supervised field experiences of at least 50 clock hours teaching students who learn at a pace and level that is significantly different from that of their classmates, including but not limited to gifted students and other high ability learners.