Gifted Endorsement Course Schedule

FDLRS GALAXY will offer one or more of the following five modules at no cost, and they satisfy the course requirements for the Gifted Endorsement. Due to funding limits, we are unable to offer all five modules this year. FDLRS Galaxy serves the educators in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie School Districts.

Download the REVISED 2022 - 2023 Gifted Endorsement Flyer


Guidance and Counseling for the Gifted

The Guidance and Counseling of Gifted Students module provides an overview of the theory, research, practical strategies, and resources on guidance and counseling, with an emphasis on classroom application in the gifted classroom.  

Online through MOODLE August 12, 2023 to October 31, 2023


Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for the Gifted

Curriculum and Instructional Strategies for Teaching Gifted Students provides an analysis of curriculum modifications for gifted learners based on the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) Standards for Graduate Programs in Gifted Education.   

Online through NEFEC: 5/22/2023 to 7/16/2023 


Theory and Development of Creativity

This module provides an overview of the theory, research, practical strategies and resources on creativity, with an emphasis on classroom application in the gifted classroom.  


Education of Special Populations of  Gifted Students

The Education of Special Populations of Gifted Students module provides an overview of the challenges and issues that face diverse populations of gifted students as they struggle to gain acceptance, recognition, and access to appropriate gifted education to meet their individual needs. 


Nature & Needs of the Gifted

Nature and Need of Gifted Students provides an overview of gifted education on the national, state and local level.  Cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics common to individuals who are gifted are identified along with strategies that can be used to meet the academic needs of different categories of students who are gifted.


  • Each online gifted endorsement course is 8 weeks long. Courses offer flexibility to work at your convenience during the 8 weeks, are completely online, and require no face-to-face meetings or specific dates/times required to be online.
  • The Gifted Endorsement courses can be take in any order.
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  • To register for a module, click the link provided.  You’ll be notified via email if you are selected to participate.

The Teacher Education Add-on Program for Certification in the Gifted Endorsement is designed to provide teachers local access to professional  development and to address Florida’s critical teacher shortages in programs for ESE.  The target audience are teachers assigned out-of-field in gifted programs; however, the modules are appropriate for certification renewal and /or professional development. Priority will be given to teachers who are currently teaching gifted students. Enrollment is limited to 25 participants.

Credits earned through this program may not be used for college or university credit. It will be the responsibility of the participant to verify with their local staff development office and/or the FLDOE certification office, any additional certification requirements.