College or School: 
College of Education and Human Services
Program Type: 
Teacher Education



Colleen Finegan, teacher education/art education/gifted education

Ron Helms, teacher education/social studies

Associate Professors

Christa Agiro, English education

Richele O’Connor, teacher education/reading

Nimisha Patel, teacher education

Program Description: 


Wright State's College of Education and Human Services offers a gifted endorsement program that prepares currently licensed and certified teaches to address the special needs of gifted and talented individuals. Teachers who have this endorsement are licensed to work in K-12 settings as an intervention specialist, helping students who have been identified as gifted to achieve their potential. Prospective candidates will engage in specific coursework that will provide a theoretical background in the nature and needs of the gifted child and address curriculum development for the gifted as well as the affective needs of the gifted individual. All candidates will be exposed to direct experiences with gifted children and youth through visitation, in-class speakers, and a practicum experience with gifted children.

Admissions Requirements: 


Candidates must meet the admission criteria established by the Graduate School for Endorsement/Licensure candidates.

Program Requirements: 


Gifted Education (Endorsement)  
ISG 7200 Theoretical Foundations of Gifted and Talented Educational Services 3
ISG 7220 Nature and Nurture of Students with Gifted Educational Needs 3
ISG 7240 Curriculum Development and Differentiation 3
ISG 7260 Student and Program Assessments: National, State and Classroom Levels 3
ISG 7280 Communication and Consultation: The GIS Role as Student Advocate 3
7300 Practicum in Gifted Education 4
Total 19