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Gifted Intervention Specialist Endorsement (K-12)

Overview

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Wright State's College of Education and Human Services offers an online graduate level gifted endorsement program that prepares currently licensed and certified teachers to address the special needs of K-12 grade level students identified as having gifted educational needs.

Teachers who have this endorsement are licensed to work in Ohio in K-12 settings as a gifted intervention specialist (GIS), helping students who have been identified as having gifted educational needs to achieve their potential.

Coursework will provide a theoretical background in the nature and needs of the gifted child, including affective/social needs, curriculum development and differentiation for gifted students with educational needs.

The ideal candidates will be teaching in a school currently in order to have direct experiences with students identified as gifted, because practicum experiences will be embedded in coursework. Licensed educators not currently teaching will be placed in a school situation to complete the practicum-related assignments.

 

Contact Information

Colleen Finegan, Ph.D., Program Director
378 Allyn Hall
(937) 775-2107
colleen.finegan@wright.edu

For general information about the program please contact:

Andy Baker, Program Coordinator
(937) 775-2164
andy.baker@wright.edu

Admission

Admission Requirements

  • Current Ohio teaching license
  • 2.5 Cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA

Admission Process

1

Apply to Graduate School.

Questions about the graduate school application?  Contact:

Graduate School
Location: 344 Student Union
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (937) 775-2976
Fax: (937) 775-2453
Toll-free Number: 1-800-452-4723
Email: wsugrad@wright.edu