Talent Development and Gifted Education
Help gifted and talented students to learn and grow
This program is intended to give teachers, administrators, education professionals, and other individuals with an interest in K-12 and postsecondary schools and other settings the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement, and supervise programs in the education of gifted and talented students. This program will prepare you to encourage and develop human talents in areas of academic, artistic and athletic skills (cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills) and other skills.
This program is designed for degree-seeking or non-degree seeking students who have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. The program is only available to international students enrolled in a concurrent grad program. Students must complete at least 12 credits of the following coursework:
- EPSY 5101—Intelligence and Creativity (3 cr)
- EPSY 5191—Education of the Gifted and Talented (3 cr)
- EPSY 5991 (Section 4)—Independent Study in Educational Psychology (3 cr)
One course (minimum 3 credits) selected with the approval of certificate program director William Bart. Examples include coursework in learning and cognition, social psychology of education, measurement, or coursework in another discipline such as curriculum and instruction, educational administration, child development, or psychology.
Note: For course descriptions and schedules, refer to the University of Minnesota Class Schedule.
- Development of all talents and gifts among students
- Gifted and talented education
- Students’ thinking skills and development
- Use of chess training to increase scholastic achievement and improve cognitive ability among students