The University of Alabama's College of Education Special Education and Multiple Abilities Department offers courses which lead to certification in the area of gifted and talented. Emphasis is placed on experiences that will lead to an understanding of the special nature and needs of students who are gifted and talented, the application of a variety of instructional models and appropriate educational strategies, and the development of skills necessary to plan and implement differentiated educational programming.
Those who currently hold an Alabama Class B teaching certificate or equivalent if certified in another state are eligible for this program. The convenient format combines weekend, online, and web-assisted courses allowing educators to continue to work full-time while pursuing an advanced degree and a new career path. The program includes courses that follow state guidelines and leads to master's-level teaching certification in Gifted and Talented P-12. Click here to see the curriculum.
The alternative master’s degree program is designed for those who hold a bachelor's degree in a field other than education and are interested in pursuing a teaching career. The alternative master's degree program leads to master's-level certification in Gifted and Talented P-12. Click here to see the curriculum.