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Courses for Credit

Courses in Maryland

Bowie State University – Bowie, MD

One 3-credit course

  • EDUC 576 The Talented and Gifted

Frostburg State University – Frostburg, MD

Two 3-credit courses

  • SPEC 481 The Gifted Learner
  • SPEC 581 The Gifted Learner

McDaniel College – Westminster, MD

Six 3-credit courses

  • GFT 501 Foundations of Gifted Education
  • GFT 502 Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners
  • GFT 503 Critical and Creative Thinking
  • GFT 504 Best Practices in GFT I
  • GFT 505 Best Practices in GFT II
  • GFT 552 GATES Internship

Notre Dame of Maryland University – Baltimore, MD

Seven 3-credit courses

  • EDGT 500 Foundations of Gifted and Talented Education
  • EDGT 501 Affective Characteristics of Diverse Gifted and Talented Learners
  • EDGT 502 Curriculum for the Gifted and Talented
  • EDGT 503 Research Seminar in Gifted and Talented Education
  • EDGT 504 Practicum in Gifted and Talented Education
  • EDGT 505 Strategies for the Education of Gifted and Talented Students
  • EDGT 506 Theory and Development of Creativity

Salisbury University – Salisbury, MD

One 3-credit course

  • ELED 320 Teaching Diverse Learners

Towson University – Towson, MD

Six 3-credit courses

  • GACE 601 Introduction to Gifted Education and Talent Development
  • GACE 602 Developing and Implementing Curriculum for the Gifted, Talented, and Creative
  • GACE 603 Models and Strategies for Teaching the Gifted, Talented, and Creative
  • GACE 604 Social & Emotional Development of Gifted and Creative Children
  • GACE 605 Creativity and Problem Solving
  • GACE 710 Internship

University of Maryland, Eastern Shore – Princess Anne, MD

Two 3-credit courses

  • SPED 600 Characteristics of Exceptional Individuals
  • SPED 608 Characteristics and Programming for the Gifted

Courses in Other States

Vanderbilt Gifted Education Institute.  Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth offer professional development opportunities designed to help educators better serve and support high-ability students.

William & Mary School of Education Center for Gifted Education. The Center for Gifted Education, a research and development center at William & Mary, was established in 1988 under the leadership of Dr. Joyce VanTassel-Baska. The center provides services to educators, policy makers, graduate students, researchers, parents, and students to support the needs of gifted and talented individuals.

Online Courses

2 Days of 2e Virtual Conference.  A virtual conference for educators and parents, which is available on-demand 24/7 and features 12 experts on giftedness and twice-exceptionality. Group rates, Maryland CE credits, and contact hours from the University of Connecticut are available.

Advocating for Students: The Special Education Process and Beyond. The course provides a strong foundation in the principles of special needs advocacy, with an emphasis on practical application of the fundamental legal requirements that drive special needs of education.  The six-module, 45-hour, graduate-level course offers options for 3 credits or a certificate of completion.

The Fit: Neurodiversity and Its Impacts on the Gifted Individual. A seven-session self-paced online course to better understand, advocate for, and parent your uniquely wired child and to help move your family from a place of surviving to thriving.

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Micro-Credentialing

Microcredentials are an approach to professional learning that provides teachers with the opportunity to learn and demonstrate competency in new skills, while also getting feedback from an outside evaluator and earning recognition for mastery by earning the micro-credential.

NAGC Micro-CredentialsGiftedness Knows No Boundaries Micro-Credentials Program

A competency-based professional learning opportunity for educators to identify gifted students from diverse backgrounds and to increase equity of access to quality programming.

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Webinars

Free Spirit Webinars. Free Spirit’s online professional development brings experts in education right to your screen. The free on-demand webinar recordings address timely and relevant topics in early childhood education, bullying prevention, gifted education, and more.

Implementing Curriculum Compacting and Type III Studies to Reverse Underachievement. This module explains how to streamline or “compact” curriculum through a practical, step-by-step approach.

NAGC On-Demand Learning. On-demand webinars on relevant topics in gifted education are presented by experts and thought leaders in the field and are available when you are. Each webinar is approximately one hour in length.

Rutgers Free On-Demand Webinars. Choose from a variety of free on-demand webinars for K-12 educators offered by the Rutgers Gifted Education Program.

SENGinars. SENGinars are live, virtual presentations by GT/2E experts. Each SENGinar lasts an hour and a half and can be viewed from the comfort of your home.

SIG Webinars. Access upcoming and previously recorded webinars provided by the Summer Institute for the Gifted.