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Program Options

Endorsement Only

For the TAG endorsement, you can choose from a variety of courses offered at Drake with up to six transfer hours. You must take at least one course from each of the four content areas:  

  • Psychology of the Gifted
  • Programming for the Gifted
  • Administration and Supervision of Gifted Programs
  • Practicum Experience

You must have a total of 12 hours for Drake University to recommend you to the Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE).  Credit hours can be obtained by attending the Iowa Talented and Gifted Conference.  See page for details.   

Endorsement with Degree

Students can complete the TAG endorsement as part of the MSE degree in Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development. Core courses for this program are offered on campus and students may transfer in the 12 TAG endorsement hours toward the 32-hour masters degree program. Contact the Program Coordinator for information on this program.

SOE News
February 22, 2018
The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has publicly reaffirmed accreditation of Drake University for an additional 10 years.