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Gifted Education

The Fischler College of Education is no longer accepting new applicants for this program.

The Gifted Education Endorsement program at the Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Fischler College of Education is designed for practicing educators with teacher certification who are working with gifted children in Florida. This teacher endorsement program offers academic components that cover the nature and needs of gifted children as well as address educational techniques and creative development of gifted learners. The on-site and online courses in the program meet the Florida Department of Education’s requirements for a teaching endorsement in gifted education and can only be added to a current exceptional student education certificate.

  • Completed admission application packet, including a $50 nonrefundable application fee made payable to Nova Southeastern University
  • Official transcript indicating conferral of a bachelor’s degree by a regionally accredited institution (2.5 minimum cumulative grade point average required)
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended postsecondary institutions
  • Proof of valid teaching certificate

Course Number Course Title and Description Credits
EDU 5000 Orientation to the Graduate Teacher Education Program 0
EDU 550 Introduction to the Nature and Needs of the Gifted 3
EDU 551 Educational Procedures for the Gifted 3
EDU 555 Seminar for the Guidance of Gifted Children 3
EP 5282 Educating Special Populations of Gifted Students 3
EP 5281 Developing Creativity in Gifted Students 3

TOTAL CREDITS: 15

Coursework for the Gifted Education Endorsement program at NSU’s Fischler College of Education is available online and at many of the NSU Campuses, with a main campus in South Florida. The online delivery option allows students to receive and submit coursework and interact with participants and professors via the Internet. The site-based delivery option allows students to take classes in the evenings or on weekends at locations near their homes. The distance education delivery option allows busy professionals to complete the endorsement program in gifted education without having to leave their jobs or travel long distances. Whether you are an international student or a South Florida resident, you can benefit from NSU’s distance education option. Find out how you can start earning your teacher endorsement in gifted education while maintaining your current personal and professional responsibilities.

Faculty members for the master of science in education are scholars and educators from Nova Southeastern University and other major universities and institutions throughout the country. In addition many are also highly respected professional practitioners, who are carefully selected on the basis of their subject expertise, teaching abilities, and professional involvement. Most importantly, they are united in their desire to not only educate, but to inspire students to use what they learn to motivate others.

  • Satisfactory completion of all required coursework 
  • Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher

Courses in the Gifted Education Endorsement program meet Florida Department of Education requirements for an endorsement in gifted education, and can only be added to a current teaching certificate in academic class coverage. It is the responsibility of the student to contact his or her state department of education regarding certification, recertification, and/or endorsement requirements.

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