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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5711N
Effective Term: 2011 Spring   

Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 18
CIP Code: 13.1004

Instructional Council: Education (56)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: 25-2021

Description: The Certificate of Completion in Gifted Education provides professional development for certified teachers and leads to provisional and full endorsement in gifted education from the Arizona Department of Education.

Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester

Required Courses
+ EPD225 Foundations of Gifted Education and Identification of Gifted Learners 3
+ EPD226 Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted and Talented Students 3
+ EPD227 Methods and Models for Differentiating Curriculum for Gifted Learners 3
+ EPD228 Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills in Gifted Education 3
+ EPD229 Gifted Education Practicum I 3
+ EPD230 Gifted Education Practicum II 3
Credits: 18

Program Competencies
1. Define giftedness and its implications on the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students.( EPD225)
2. Analyze key philosophies, theories, models and research supporting gifted and talented education (EPD225)
3. Describe the cognitive, social, emotional, and environmental factors that enhance or inhibit the development of giftedness in all populations. (EPD226)
4. Identify varying teaching styles and instructional strategies for gifted and talented students to meet their diverse needs. (EPD226)
5. Analyze a variety of diagnostic tools to identify individual learning needs of gifted and talented students. (EPD227)
6. Design differentiated learning experiences for gifted and talented students. (EPD227)
7. Describe and implement research-based strategies for enhancing creativity in the classroom. (EPD228)
8. Describe and implement research-based strategies for teaching critical thinking in the classroom. (EPD228)
9. Participate in a K-12 classroom field experience in which most students are identified as gifted.(EPD229, EPD230)
10. Record experiences, interactions, goals and self-evaluations in a reflective journal. (EPD229, EPD230)
+ indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
++ indicates that any suffixed course may be selected.
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 23, 2010

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.