2020-21 Catalogs

Certificate of Graduate Study in Gifted and Talented Education

This certificate is a subset of courses from the Special Education program, especially designed for educators who are interested in working with students who have gifts and talents, either in general education classrooms or in special resource programs. After completing the Gifted and Talented certificate, educators can apply through the state for an endorsement in Gifted and Talented Education.  All gifted and talented courses are taught on a two-year rotation cycle, which can be found on the Special Education website.

Total Required Credits: 12

Required Course (3 credits)  

  • SED 550 Teaching Students who are Gifted in the Regular Classroom

Three electives, resulting in 9 credits, selected from the following:

  • SED 659 Education of students who are Gifted and Talented
  • SED 660 Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Students who are Gifted
  • SED 662 Creative Intelligence and Learners who are Gifted
  • SED 666 Models of Education for Students who are Gifted and Talented
  • SED 667 Social/Emotional Needs of Students who are Gifted/Talented

Or other gifted courses approved by the Maine Department of Certification and the academic advisor