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.
Colleen Finegan, Ph.D., Program Director
378 Allyn Hall
For general information about the program please contact:
Andy Baker, Program Coordinator
- Current Ohio teaching license
- 2.5 Cumulative minimum undergraduate GPA
Apply to Graduate School.