Courses

The Gifted Education and Talent Development Online Graduate Certificate is comprised of four required courses  (12-credits total) that are offered in the semesters listed.

Required courses:

Fall Spring Summer
EPSY 5710: Introduction to Gifted Education and Talent Development ✔︎
EPSY 5780: Social and Emotional Components of Giftedness and Talent Development ✔︎
EPSY 5760: Improving Students' Thinking Skills ✔︎
EPSY 5740: Strategies for Differentiating the Grade Level Curriculum ✔︎


EPSY 5710: Introduction to Gifted Education and Talent Development

(offered fall semesters)

The course covers problems encountered in developing giftedness and talents in students. Topics include the nature of exceptional abilities, student characteristics, major scientific studies dealing with superior abilities, the history of special provisions, and contemporary educational systems and models in gifted and talented education.

EPSY 5780: Social and Emotional Components of Giftedness and Talent Development

(offered fall semesters)

Explore current research, psychological theory and practical counseling techniques relevant to the social and emotional components of giftedness. Some topics include perfectionism, gender issues, underachievement, and special populations.

EPSY 5760: Improving Students' Thinking Skills

(offered spring semesters)

Whether in professional careers or in daily life, contemporary society is increasingly in need of individuals proficient at problem solving skills, critical reasoning, creativity, and analysis. Because society needs citizens with these skills, as educators it is our responsibility to nurture and develop these capabilities in our students. Prepare to be both role models of such thinking and developers of such skills in students.

EPSY 5740: Strategies for Differentiating the Grade Level Curriculum

(offered summer semesters)

Provides an introduction to instructional and managerial techniques used in addressing individual learning needs, strengths, styles, and preferences of students within a classroom with an emphasis on differentiation strategies that improve student achievement.