Gifted and Talented

Gifted and Talented Endorsement courses will be offered at the SWU Columbia Learning Center.

 

EDUC 5553 - Nature and Needs of Gifted and Talented Students

An introduction to the field of gifted education including a history of gifted education, theories of intelligence, definitions of giftedness, methods of identification and a variety programming options in the conventional classroom/school setting. Practical aspects include the development of IEP’s, learning styles assessments, interest assessments, and management plans.

This is the first of two required courses leading to endorsement in South Carolina.

Spring 2015

January 23

5:00 – 9:00 pm

 

January 24

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

January 30

5:00 – 9:00 pm

 

January 31

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

February 13

5:00 – 9:00 pm

 

February 14

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

There is a $35.00 non-refundable application fee for each course.

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EDUC 5533 Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted and Talented Students

A study of the theoretical and practical aspects of curricular experiences for gifted and talented students.  Examines instructional models, to encourage a critical understanding of how principles and practical procedures are set forth in teaching models.

This is the second of the two required courses leading to endorsement in South Carolina.

Spring 2015

March 27

5:00 – 9:00 pm

 

March 28

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

April 10

5:00 – 9:00 pm

 

April 11

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

April 17

5:00 – 9:00 pm

 

April 18

8:00 am – 4:30 pm

 

 

 

There is a $35.00 non-refundable application fee for each course.

Register Here

 

 

Priority Seating

 

Seats in the class will be awarded by the following priorities:

Priority 1

 

Teachers who have already completed one of the two endorsement classes and who are currently teaching GT students.

Priority 2

Teachers who are currently teaching GT students and who have not taken a class or those who have completed one class and are assigned to teach GT students for the upcoming year.

Priority 3

Teachers who have not completed any courses but who are assigned to teach GT students for the upcoming semester or school year.

 

The classes will be taught by Dr. G. Fred Woodworth, Ph.D. who spent extensive time in study at the National Research Center for Gifted and Talented at the University of Connecticut.

For further information please contact Dr. G. Fred Woodworth at or (864) 644-5291.

Courses are made possible through a grant by the South Carolina Department of Education.