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Gifted and Talented Endorsement

VCSU offers a new, unique opportunity for educators – pathways to meet the needs of exceptional gifted and talented learners in their classrooms.

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Choose Your Pathway

Valley City State University offers teachers different pathways to earn a North Dakota Gifted and Talented Endorsement, through a hybrid program that combines coursework from Extended Learning professional development courses in Gifted Education and STEM ED graduate coursework.

  • Our gifted and talented education is housed within STEM ED, where there is a high degree of overlap in materials, methods, problem solving, and creativity.
  • We train teachers to meet the needs of their Gifted and Talented learners within the general education classroom OR within a Gifted and Talented program
  • The endorsement is only 17 credits –  it can also lead to a Master’s Degree in STEM ED.
  •  9-12 month completion rate
  • Gifted and Talented Card
  • Gifted and Talented Poster

Course Work

Through Extended Learning

  • Co-teaching Models
  • Identification and Assessment of Gifted and Talented
  • Capstone and portfolio

STEM ED Graduate Courses (choose 4)

  • STEM Curriculum and Methods in Elementary
  • Design, Technology, and Engineering for Elementary
  • Inquiry Based Thematic Instruction
  • Building Math
  • Invention and Innovation

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