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.

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: Sept 21, 2018
Start: Sept 24, 2018
End: Nov 18, 2018

Registration Deadline: Jan 4, 2019
Start: Jan 7, 2019
End: Mar 3, 2019

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For More Information

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


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