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Gifted and Talented Certification Courses

Converse College’s Gifted Endorsement and Advanced Gifted Courses are made possible by funding from the SC Department of Education.

Spring 2020

EDU 591: Nature and Needs of The Gifted and Talented Student

Format: Online
Course Dates: January 20, 2020 – April 5, 2020
Application Deadline: December 16, 2019

See full details about Gifted Endorsement and Advanced Gifted Courses here.

EDU 592: Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction for the Gifted and Talented Student

Format: Online
Course Dates: April 6, 2020 – June 14, 2020
Application Deadline: February 14, 2020

See full details about Gifted Endorsement and Advanced Gifted Courses here.

Summer 2020

EDU 599 Creativity Institute

Location: Converse College – Spartanburg, SC
Format: Face to face
Course Dates: June 8 – June 12, 2020 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. *One additional meeting will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2020
*No priority requirements

2020 application for EDU 599 Creativity Institute

Seating for EDU 591 and EDU 592 is limited with a maximum enrollment of 25 students per course. Seats are awarded based on the following priorities:

  1. First priority (highest level)—teachers who have already completed one of the two endorsement classes and are currently teaching GT students, and GT district coordinators who do not have the required credential of GT endorsement.
  2. Second priority (middle level A)—teachers who are currently teaching GT students and have not taken an endorsement class or those who have completed one class and are assigned to teach GT students for the upcoming year.
  3. Third priority (middle level B)—teachers who have not completed any courses but are assigned to teach GT students for the upcoming semester or school year.
  4. Fourth priority (lowest level)—teachers and administrators who have not completed any courses and who are not assigned to teach GT students.

Maximum enrollment for EDU 599 Creativity Institute is 15. There are no priority requirements for EDU 599.

PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to applicants located in each region before others will be considered for placement in each class.

Questions? Contact Pamela Bradley at pamela.bradley@converse.edu.

Need more information on our programs? See our online M.Ed. in Gifted Education program.

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