Gifted Education Online Course Series

Average Time to Complete There are 4 courses in the series, students may take up to 2 courses per term.

About the Program

UVA | Online – The online Gifted Education course series that can lead to endorsement focuses on preparing teachers and administrators to address the characteristics and needs of gifted children. The topics include an overview of issues in the definition of giftedness, identification, curriculum, instructional strategies, program options, special populations, and evaluation.

Career Paths

  • Teacher of gifted students
  • Coordinator of gifted education programs

Courses & Requirements

12 course credit hours plus 45 instructional hour teaching practicum | Course Checklist

Courses in the Gifted Education Online series will:

  • Develop educators’ understanding of the field of gifted education;
  • Prepare teachers and administrators to make research-based decisions in developing programs and curriculum for gifted students;
  • Prepare teachers and administrators to teach gifted students;
  • Increase educator appreciation of the wide range of giftedness and the issues in identifying and serving gifted students from diverse populations; and
  • Strengthen and enhance leadership capacity in the field of gifted education.

Course topics include intro to the gifted, models and strategies for teaching the gifted, curriculum for the gifted, and differentiation of instruction for gifted learners.

Cost & Financial Aid

K-12 Educator Discount Rate – $335 in-state; $750 out-of-state, including fees

Non-K-12 Educator Online Tuition, (same in-state and out-of-state): $535/credit hour including fees

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

As a student of the University of Virginia, you will have access to:

How to Apply

Students interested in taking courses in this series must fill out a Permission to Enroll form; no application is needed.