Gifted Education


The Gifted Education Program provides advanced training for certified teachers to work with gifted and talented children and to work with other teachers on a consultant and/or collaborative basis.

About the Program

What is Giftedness? How might it manifest in different people in different ways?

These are some of the conceptual starting points that practicing teachers enrolled in the program will explore. They include a look into twelve specific traits that are considered by some experts to be representative of giftedness, outside of IQ alone.


Our program prepares educators to:


Students admitted to the graduate program and USF Gifted Endorsement programs are required to maintain an E-Portfolio account through Chalk and Wire. They will submit required Critical Tasks or key assessments. Training and support for Chalk and Wire is provided remotely for distance-learners.

Master of Arts in Gifted Program Description

This is a 36-credit hour program that includes five courses required for the Florida Endorsement in Gifted Education. In addition, courses in this program include topic areas in foundations of research, teacher leadership,  instructional technology, electives, and a supervised practicum, 

Gifted Endorsement Coursework is the USF Gifted Endorsement is a 15-hour program (5 classes). This is an add-on endorsement available to students who have previously earned initial teaching credentials.

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