Gifted Education Add-On
Add-on certification must be added to a valid teaching certificate.
|Southeastern Course Number||Louisiana State Department Requirement|
|EDUC 648||Characteristics/Study of Gifted Individuals|
|EDUC 649||Methods of Teaching the Gifted|
|EDUC 618||Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted|
Creative Thinking and Problem Solving OR
Curriculum Development for the Gifted
|ETEC 620||Educational Technology|
|EDUC 646||Three (3) hours in a practicum for academically gifted*|
*Teachers with a master's degree teaching in positions that require gifted certification may be able to use 3 years of successful teaching experience.
Additional Louisiana State Department of Education Certification Requirements:
- Prior Louisiana teaching certification
- A master's degree from an accredited institution of higher education
- Academically gifted coursework must be graduate level courses
Note: Academically Gifted Certification layers on your previous certification. You become certified to teach whatever your previous area was to students identified as gifted. For example, if you are certified to teach Secondary English, the Academically Gifted certification allows you to teach Gifted Secondary English. Please consult with your district's Human Resource Department about specific certification requirements for your position.
Upon completing all requirements, the teacher's district will send a Certification Update Packet and any other documents (e.g., transcripts) to the Louisiana State Department of Education to add the new area to the existing teaching certificate.