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Gifted Endorsement

Kindergarten - Grade 12

The Arizona Department of Education, Teacher Certification Unit, requires the following for Elementary Teacher Certification*:

Possession of a valid Arizona Elementary, Secondary or Special Education Teaching Certificate

Completion of nine semester hours of upper division or graduate level courses in an academic discipline such as science, mathematics, language arts, foreign language, social studies, psychology, fine arts, or computer science.

Completion of the Gifted Education Endorsement Program, consisting of twelve graduate semester hours of coursework.

Successful completion of the Gifted Practicum. The Gifted Practicum may be waived with two years of teaching experience in which most students were gifted, as verified by the school district.




EDD503 Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Classroom 3
SPE 507 Enhancing Creativity 3
SPE 565 GuidanceĀ  and Counseling the Gifted 3
SPE 567 Teaching the Gifted 3


*It is recommended that you contact the Department of Education at (520) 628-6327 to ensure that you understand and meet all certification/endorsement requirements.

For dates and locations of course offerings, please see the course catalog. For ease of use, the catalog is organized alphabetically by course title and by calendar dates. The catalog also includes course descriptions, to best identify the courses to fit your needs.

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