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About This Micro-Credential

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Individuals will gain an understanding of the nature and needs of gifted and high-ability youth. Expand professional skills to provide optimal educational experiences that fully engage gifted learners.

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Skills You Will Gain

Gifted and Talented Education

Gifted and Talented Youth

Developing Curriculum and Teaching Guidelines

Pedagogy and Teaching Methodology

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain experience in recognizing the characteristics and needs of gifted and talented youth from diverse backgrounds.
  • Develop strategies to support the social and emotional development of gifted youth.
  • Design curriculum and apply instructional strategies that enhance gifted students’ learning.
  • Advocate for gifted learners to a variety of stakeholders.

Required Courses

  • EDG 621 - Introduction to Gifted Education
  • EDG 623 - Teaching Creative and Higher Level Thinking
  • EDG 625 - School Programs for Gifted Children
  • EDG 627 - Seminar and Field Experience in Gifted Education

Offered in online format


Dr. Kimberly Clayton-Code
Understanding Gifted & Talented Youth, First semester offered: Spring 2018


Northern Kentucky University
Local: +1 (859) 572-5825