For Florida Educators

Florida Gifted Endorsement

Schultz offers the five 60-hour online Gifted endorsement courses for Florida educators for the full 300-hour State of Florida District Add-on Gifted endorsement. Teachers of Gifted students must have the Florida Gifted certification for the grade/subject area they teach as well as have, or be working towards, the Gifted endorsement. Teachers currently teaching Florida Gifted students must take two courses per year or obtain the one-time Florida Gifted endorsement. Schultz offers the highest-quality online gifted endorsement courses for the low fee of $185 in convenient eight-week sessions facilitated through Blackboard.

Gifted Courses

  • Nature and Needs of the Gifted

    To demonstrate knowledge of skills in the identification of the nature and needs, history and current research, and identification and placement of gifted students.

  • Curriculum Development for the Gifted

    To demonstrate knowledge and skills in curriculum and instructional strategies for teaching students who are gifted to include differentiation of curriculum content, instructional process, student products, and learning environment.

  • Theory and Development of Creativity

    Participants will demonstrate knowledge and skills in the theory and development of creativity to include elements of creativity such as fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration.

  • Guidance and Counseling for the Gifted

    Participants will demonstrate knowledge and skills in guidance and counseling of students who are gifted to include motivation, self-image, intra and interpersonal skills, career options, emotional and social needs, and communication strategies.

  • Special Populations of the Gifted

    Demonstrate knowledge and skills in educating special populations for gifted students, including student characteristics and program adaptations of students who speak English as a second language, students who are underachievers, culturally diverse, low socio­economic, gifted and disabled, highly gifted and young gifted.

Course Schedule

Registration Deadline: Jan 03, 2020
Start: Jan 06, 2020
End: Mar 08, 2020

8 weeks / 60 hours / $185 per course

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For More Information

Contact Stacy Thomas at or via phone at (904) 348-5156.

ESOL Endorsement Courses
Schultz Center is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

Per section 1012.575, F.S., only school districts have statutory authority to have state approved add-on endorsement programs whereby teachers can complete the endorsement requirements via inservice points. All other (including non-public) school teachers can add an endorsement to their certificate, but only through the college credit route. Private school teachers may take the “endorsement” courses offered for inservice points, but they won’t be able to use them to add the endorsement to their certificate.