Curriculum and Instruction offers an Education of the Gifted Endorsement. Graduate students holding a current Iowa teaching certificate, or approved equivalent, may take the state-approved sequence of four courses to earn their endorsement. Courses will be delivered entirely online via eLearning, a Blackboard learning managment system requiring Internet access and a web browser.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is currently not enrolling new students into Master's programs in Education of the Gifted and Middle Level Education. However, students who are currently in progress in these programs will be able to complete their degrees. Current budget constraints require faculty who usually teach in these master's programs to teach in other programs to replace faculty lost through retirement. Hopefully, this restriction is temporary and we will again be able to offer these Master's programs in the future as the budget situation improves.