Gifted Endorsement Course Schedule
The following five modules are offered by FDLRS/Galaxy AT NO COST to satisfy the course requirements for the Gifted Endorsement (300 hours), exclusively for educators in Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie School Districts.
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. There is no required textbook for this class.
Online through NEFEC: 10/18/2021 to 12/12/2021
Nature & Needs of the Gifted
Nature and Need of Gifted Students provides an overview of the evolution of gifted education on the national, state and local level. Major events affecting gifted education are described as well as major policies, and procedures governing the delivery of gifted education. 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.
Online through NEFEC 8/9/2021 to 10/3/2021:
Course in progress
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.
Online Through NEFEC: 1/10/2022 to 3/6/2022
Registration Opens December 2021
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.
Online through NEFEC 3/21/2022 to 5/15/2022
Registration Opens February 2022
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. There is no required textbook for this class.
Online through NEFEC: 5/31/2022 to 7/24/2022
Registration Opens April 2022
- North East Florida Education Consortium (NEFEC) Online Modules require dropping course within two-week drop period.
- 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.
- Christine.Jordan@stlucieschools.org (772)429-4585
- 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 DOE certification office any additional certification requirements.