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Education, Development, Teaching, and Learning

Teaching the Highly Capable

(Add-on Endorsement)

The Highly Capable Minor Endorsement is designed for students and certified teachers who are seeking additional endorsement in working with highly capable (gifted and talented) students in the P – 12 educational system.  While this minor/endorsement does not result in an initial Washington State Endorsement, it does qualify for an "Add-on" endorsement that can be attached to an existing Washington State Teaching certificate.

Teacher Education Candidates seeking a primary initial endorsement (i.e. Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, etc.) that requires a minor can add the Highly Capable minor to complete the BA in Education degree.  However, the candidate will not be eligible for the Highly Capable endorsement until the initial teaching certificate has been awarded.  Practicing teachers and teacher education candidates at K-12 levels can add this minor to develop a broader spectrum of developmental understanding and strategies for working with highly gifted and talented learners.  

Teacher Education candidates in the Highly Capable minor or endorsement program must be admitted to Teacher Certification Program OR currently hold a valid teaching certificate to be accepted into this program.

Required Courses

EDEL 401Foundations & Philosophy for Teaching Highly Capable Learners2
EDEL 405Societal and Cultural Perceptions of Giftedness3
EDEL 410Identification & Assessment of Highly Capable Learners2
EDEL 415Learning Environments for Highly Capable Learners3
EDEL 425Curriculum Development & Modification for Highly Capable Learners3
EDEL 430Individual Development of Highly Capable Learners3
EDEL 435Introduction to Project-Based Learning2
EDEL 450Planning and Instruction I:  Highly Capable Learners3
EDEL  455Planning and Instruction II:  Highly Capable Learners3
EDEL  493Professional Educator’s Clinical Experience (see advisor)6
   
 Total Credits..................................................................................................30


Sample Graduation Plan
 

Sophomore Year
  Quarter 1
  EDEL 401 – Foundations & Philosophy for Teaching Highly Capable Learners   (2)

Total Credits                        2

Junior Year
Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3
EDEL 405  Societal and Cultural Perceptions of Giftedness                           (3)

EDEL 410 - Identification & Assessment of Highly Capable Learners            (2)

Total Credits                        5
EDEL 415 - Learning Environments for Highly Capable Learners               (3)

EDEL 425 – Curriculum Dev. & Modification for Highly Capable Learners              (3)

Total Credits                        6
EDEL 430 – Individual Dev. of HC Learners                      (3)

EDEL 435 – Introduction to Project-Based Learning       (2)

Total Credits                        5

Senior Year
Quarter 4Quarter 5Quarter 6
EDEL 450 -  Planning & Instruction I: HCL             (3)

EDEL 493 – Professional Educator’s Clinical Experience                    (3 - 6)

Total Credits*                 (6-9)
EDEL 455 - Planning & Instruction II: HCL           (3)

EDEL 492 – Professional Educator’s Clinical Experience                    (3 - 6)

Total Credits*              (6 – 9)
 

 

*The EDEL 492 – Professional Educator’s Clinical Experience is a field-based experience working in a school setting.  Students in this minor/endorsement plan are required to have a minimum of 6 credits in EDEL 492.  However, the credits could vary between a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 6 for quarters 4 & 5 of the program. – Professional Educator’s Clinical Experience is a field-based experience working in a school setting.  Students in this minor/endorsement plan are required to have a minimum of 6 credits in EDEL 492.  However, the credits could vary between a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 6 for quarters 4 & 5 of the program.

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