Due to low enrollment the Gifted and Talented program is
currently on hold.
UW-Stevens Point in collaboration with UW-Whitewater offer add-on
certification in Gifted & Talented Education. This 12-credit program
is intended for currently licensed teachers seeking expertise and
specialization in Gifted Education.
Please note, this is not a master's degree program; however, you
may wish to pursue a master's degree and incorporate coursework from your
add-on certification requirements.
For more information about this option, please contact the School
of Education Graduate Advising Office at 715-346-4403 or visit the SOE Graduate Advising office website
For additional information contact Maggie Beeber at 715-346-2040.
Applying to the Program
You do not need to apply to UW-Stevens Point for acceptance into
the add-on certification program; however, you do need to send a letter
of intent, and copy of your current teaching license and transcripts to
the UWSP School of Education for consideration in the program and for
evaluation to determine if any of the courses could be
Application Review: Applications to the Gifted
and Talented Certification Program will be reviewed three times per
year. Decisions will be made within two weeks of the application
deadline. Applicants will be notified by U.S. Postal Mail.
Required Application Materials
1. Letter of Intent (1-2 pages) explaining
why you are interested in teaching gifted children and pursuing this
license (include the following information).
Note: Please address your letter of intent to Kadir Bahar, Gifted & Talented Education Coordinator.
- A brief introduction of who you are
- Complete contact information (including phone and email)
- Your current position and certifications
- Certification you are seeking and at what grade levels
- Why do you have an interest in gifted and talented education
- Are you currently teaching?
- Where do you work and in what capacity?
- Number of years experience teaching
- Basic demographic information
2. Copies of ALL Transcripts
3. Copy of current Teaching License
Send all application materials to:
Administrative Program Specialist
School of Education Office of Graduate Studies
and Professional Development, CPS 438
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Stevens Point, WI 54481
For additional course information or to register for these courses
once you have been accepted into the program, please visit the
CPS-Continuing Education website at: www.uwsp.edu/conted
and select courses and the appropriate semester or contact Cathy Scheder, outreach program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 715-346-3801.
Wisconsin DPI Add-On Certification Information
Core Courses (12 credit hours required)
- EDUC 791 or EDFOUND 781 (3 credits)
- EDFOUND 782 (3 credits)
- EDUC 792 (3 credits)
- EDUC 795 (3 credits)
EDUC 791 Foundations of Gifted and Talented Education(3 credits)
UW-Stevens Point - Summer
Overview of history and definitions. Emphases on development,
characteristics, and individual learning differences of students with
gifts and talents. Identification strategies and program options in the
field of gifted/talented education. Introduction to current literature
as well as exploration of relevant issues and trends.
Students can take the Foundations course without being admitted to the program.
EDFOUND 782 Psychological Issues in Gifted Education(3 credits)
UW-Whitewater - Fall
course addresses psychology and giftedness: cognitive and motivational
characteristics and development of gifted children; social-emotional
issues of gifted students and counseling research; and identification,
diversity, assessment, and evaluation related to gifted students and
gifted programs. Readings include current research and practice in
working with gifted students. PREREQ: EDFOUND 781 OR EQUIVALENT
EXPERIENCE; ELIGIBLE FOR GRADUATE COURSE ENROLLMENT
EDUC 792 Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Students with Gifts and Talents (3 credits)
UW-Stevens Point - Spring
Curriculum methods designed specifically for identified students
with gifts and talents in specialized programs. Curriculum
differentiation and instructional strategies/techniques for students
with gifts/talents in the general education classroom. Integration of
cognitive/affective domains as well as creative and critical thinking
skills. Collaboration techniques. Planning of the Differentiated Program
Plan. Professional and ethical teaching practice. Prereq: 791 or cons
Practicum Options (3 credit hours required)
EDUC 795 Practicum in Teaching Students with Gifts and Talents
UW Stevens Point
Observe educational programming for, plan instruction of
appropriate learning experiences for, and teach students with
gifts/talents using specifically designed methodologies. Program and
self-evaluation. Prereq: 791 and 792 or cons instr. May take twice with
- On Campus Observation Component (1 credit) - summer
- On Campus Teaching Component (2 credits) - summer
- On-Site (K-12 setting) Full Practicum (3 credits) - fall
All practicum options offered through UW-Stevens Point
Applying for your Add-On License
Apply for your add-on license through the UW-Stevens Point School of Education