GT Online Endorsement Program

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About

This 26 credit hour endorsement prepares teachers at all levels to enhance their teaching methodologies in Gifted & Talented education. The Endorsement will require 3 credit hours of practicum work.  All courses are offered in a convenient online format and will transfer into the Online Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction. (32 credits)

Admission

To secure a place for the fall 2017 complete the application process by August 1 2017.
 

Financial Aid Priority filing date is March 1

Required Coursework to Complete GT Endorsement (26 credit hours)

Course/Credits/Title Semester Offered
CURR 5201-3 Foundations of Gifted Education* Fall Yr 1
CURR 5202-4 Assessment and Identification of the Gifted Fall Yr 2
CURR 5203-4 Psychology of the Gifted Spring Yr 1
CURR 5206-3 Creativity in Gifted Education Fall Yr 1
CURR 5211-3 Curriculum Models and Aligned Programming for Gifted Students Spring Yr 1
CURR 5214-3 Differentiated Instruction and Research-based Strategies for Teaching the Gifted Summer Yr 1
CURR 5215-3 Gifted Program Leadership** Fall Yr 2
CURR 5230-3 Practicum*** Spring Yr 2

*CURR 5201 Foundations of Gifted Education is a required first course

**CURR 5215 Leadership can only be taken after prerequisite courses (CURR 5201, CURR 5202, CURR 5211)

***CURR 5230 Practicum may only be taken after all coursework is completed. Practicum is spring only and there is a $200.00 practicum fee

To complete an MA Curriculum and Instruction with GT Endorsement (32 credit hrs)

Course/Credits/Title Semester Offered
LEAD 5700-3 Introduction to Research and Statistics Spring, Summer, Fall
CURR 5090-3 Research Project Spring, Summer, Fall

Open Enrollment Courses Available for Recertification *not part of the endorsement program

Course/Credit/Title Semester Offered
CURR 5204-2 Under-Identified and Under-served: Giftedness in Poverty and Culturally Diverse Backgrounds Fall
CURR 5205-1 Early Childhood Gifted Education Spring
CURR 5207-2 Under-Identified and Under-served: Gifted Girls Summer

GT Endorsement/MA Admissions Checklist

Complete the electronic online application for the Graduate School: //www.uccs.edu/apply/

Obtain three letters of reference

Submit one transcript from all institutions of higher education previously attended

Prepare a career goal statement (see department specific requirements)

Current résumé

Complete a background check or provide an unofficial copy of teaching licensure

Interview with department faculty member

Once application materials are in, you will need to interview with a faculty advisor for the program.

**If you have questions about the program before or during the Admissions process, or would like more programmatic information, call the Student Resource Office 719-255-4996 or education@uccs.edu

Additional items of note for International applicants:
English Proficiency must be demonstrated through providing evidence of an IELTS score of 6.5 or above, a TOEFL score of 550-(paper-based) or 80-(internet-based) or a Kaplan International Tools for English (KITE®) score of a minimum of 460. Students may make arrangements to take KITE® at the Global Engagement Office.
Applicants with any post-secondary course work from an international higher education institution that is recognized by their country's Education Ministry must submit a course-by-course foreign degree evaluation by member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services http://www.naces.org/members.htm), AACRAO (http://aacrao.matrixdev.net/home) or World Education Services/WES https://www.wes.org/).
The University of Colorado Colorado Springs does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities.

General Background Check for Admission

All College of Education applicants must complete a general background check as part of the admissions requirements:

1) Go to website: https://www.cbirecordscheck.com/Index.aspx

2) Click on “Individuals”

3) Pay $6.85

4) Print a copy of the background check and return it to the College of Education Student Resource Office as part of admissions materials (current CO School or agency employees who have already completed a background check for employment may provide a copy of their CO license or background check results).