The Gifted Education Program is designed to enable both pre-service students at JMU and
veteran educators to complete the approved Virginia Add-on K-12 Gifted Education Endorsement, which supplements most programs of studies leading to an initial license in education.
Students complete four courses and use their student teaching experience to complete the endorsement program. The graduate level coursework is offered entirely online. Courses are offered as 8-week block courses with two each in the Fall and Spring semesters.
|REQUIRED COURSES *||CREDIT HOURS|
|EXED 560||The Nature & Needs of Gifted Learners||3|
|EXED 565||Instructional Methods in Gifted Education||3|
|EXED 660||Curriculum Design in Gifted Education||3|
|EXED 665||Trends and Issues in Gifted Education||3|
* Students submit documentation of the student teaching experience to finalize the endorsement process.
Dr. Laura Desportes