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University Catalog

State of Maine Gifted and Talented Endorsement

The State of Maine Gifted and Talented Education Endorsement program is a sequence of courses designed to provide exposure, identification strategies, and methodologies for educating gifted and talented children. In combination with a bachelor’s degree, the coursework leads to endorsement #690 as a Maine Gifted and Talented teacher.


Program Description

This program provides an educational background for teachers interested in obtaining the designation as a Gifted and Talented Teacher.  Function: This endorsement #690, on a teacher certificate allows the holder to teach Gifted and Talented students, kindergarten through 12th grade.


Program Requirements

Students need to complete 12 credits of course work, but must begin by taking SED 317 Nature and Needs of Gifted Learners.

CRN Course Name Offered Credits
SED 444 Curriculum for Gifted Learners Every Fall 3 credits
SED 445 Instructional Strategies for Gifted Learner Every Summer 3 credits
SED 446 Twice Exceptional Students Every Spring 3 credits
SED 447 Identification of Gifted and Talented Learners Every Spring 3 credits
SED 317 Nature and Needs of Gifted Learners Every Summer/Fall 3 credits