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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 the Course Schedule for details.   

Endorsement with Degree

Students can complete the TAG endorsement as part of the MSE in Effective Teaching which is a completely online degree for teachers interested in becoming leaders in their field or for face-to-face instruction, students can pursue the MSE in Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development.    


Current student in TAG

“From my research, it is evident that the TAG endorsement program in the School of Education at Drake University is well respected, flexible, and offers collaboration with educators with a wide variety of backgrounds.”

—Cara Campbell, Iowa Middle School Health Teacher

Cara Campbell has served as a health teacher in Iowa for 10 years.  

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