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"The coursework I have experienced through Drake University in the area of gifted and talented endorsement is top-notch in preparation for teaching gifted students. Instructors' teaching methods are up-to-date and are as challenging and relevant as you want your curriculum to be for your gifted students. I highly recommend this program."

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 ITAG Conference page 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.    

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