For Florida Educators
Florida Gifted Endorsement
Gifted courses are for both teachers currently teaching gifted students and for those interested in teaching gifted students. Each Gifted course is 60 points for a total of 300 hours for the Gifted endorsement. Teachers currently teaching Gifted must take two courses per year to not be considered out of field. An endorsement is a onetime requirement, does not have to be renewed like a certification, and rolls over each time you recertify. The gifted endorsement is K-12 and in order to teach gifted kids you must have the certification for the grade/subject area you are teaching as well as have, or be working towards, the gifted endorsement.
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.
Schultz Center is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.