Can I take the courses out of sequence?

Only under special circumstances as the courses generally form a sequence. The best sequence of courses for the endorsement begins with the introductory course, The Gifted and Talented (ELEMECML 6254), then the curriculum course, Educational Strategies for the Gifted and Talented (ELEMECML 6255), followed by the administrative course, Coordinating Programs for the Gifted and Talented (ELEMECML 6257), with the practicum, Practicum for the Gifted and Talented (ELEMECML 6297), at the end.