Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education, Master's Degree in Gifted Education
The Gifted Child Teacher Preparation Program provides advanced training for certified teachers to work with gifted and talented children and to work with other teachers on a consultant or collaborative basis. Emphasis is placed on characteristics and needs of special populations, assessing individual student's cognitive and affective strengths and weaknesses, modifying educational programs to develop gifted student's potential, and consulting with gifted students, their families and teachers. This program qualifies students for the State of Florida and other states' endorsements or certifications in Gifted Education.
The College of Education at the University of South Florida has been granted full continued accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and state approval for all educator preparation programs from the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) based on a site visit by a team of professional educators.