Gifted Endorsement Option

Program Description

The Gifted Endorsement is designed to prepare educators with the knowledge base and competencies necessary for the appropriate education of gifted and talented learners. These 12 credit hours are necessary for the Mississippi Supplementary Endorsement in Gifted Education. Students pursuing certiļ¬cation in other states must check with their State Department of Education for certiļ¬cation requirements.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants to the program must meet these requirements:

  • Have a completed bachelor's degree
  • Hold a teacher certification
  • Must have 2 years teaching experience

Complete the online Application for Graduate Admission to apply to the Certificate in Gifted Education Program, which can be found under the Teacher Education heading.

Required Coursework

  • EDSP 685: Characteristics of Gifted Learners (Summer 1 Online)
  • EDSP 689: Inst. Methods and Materials in Gifted Educ. (Summer 1 Online)
  • EDSP 695: Differentiated Instruction for Atypical Gifted Learners (Summer 2 Online)
  • EDSP 690: Curriculum, Program Development and Prac. For Gifted Learners (Summer 2 Online)

Courses must be taken in order. Summer 2 courses cannot be taken unless the Summer 1 courses have been successfully completed.

Delivery Format

The endorsement includes 12 hours of coursework offered online.

For More Information

Denise A. Soares
Assistant Chair of Teacher Education; Special Education Program Coordinator; Assistant Professor of Special Education
Department of Teacher Education
School of Education
The University of Mississippi
335 Guyton Hall
University, MS 38677
(662) 915-5753
(662) 915-6718 Fax
dasoares@olemiss.edu