Welcome to the UW-Whitewater site for gifted and talented education programs and information! We look forward to working with you to advocate for and develop programming that challenges advanced learners preK-12 and that seeks and nurtures gifts and talents among diverse student populations.
Gifted and Talented: About the Program
UW-Whitewater, in collaboration with UW-Stevens Point, offers a program leading to the Wisconsin Supplementary Teaching License in gifted and talented (014). UWW also offers a Master of Science in Education – Professional Development with an emphasis program in Challenging Advanced Learners. A program leading to the license for gifted program coordinator (64-014) is in development. Teachers can work toward the licenses as part of the master's degree or as a "stand-alone" licensure program. (UWSP also offers a master's degree with an emphasis in gifted education.) Most licensure courses are taught in "online hybrid" format (online with a few face-to-face meetings) to accommodate educators from all corners of the state.
UW-Whitewater also offers a variety of other services in support of gifted education across the state of Wisconsin. Workshops and training sessions are offered for undergraduate and graduate credit and UW-Whitewater maintains the WISGIFT e-mail listserv.
CHALLENGING ADVANCED LEARNERS ACADEMY (for educators)
June 17-18, 2013
For more information, click HERE
Coming Soon: Gifted and Talented Coordinator (64-014) Licensure Program
Status: Proposal is under reveiw by the Department of Public Instruction.
NOTE: This license will be available to pupil services staff (school counselors, school psychologists, and school social workers) as well as to teachers.
Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted
(watg.org) Annual Conference
Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells
Oct. 10-11, 2013
National Association for Gifted Children
(nagc.org) Annual Conference
Nov. 7-10, 2013
EDFOUND 782 – Psychological Issues in Gifted and Talented Education
Oct. 2013: EDFOUND 781 – Foundations of Gifted and Talented Education: the first credit of this course will be available through attendance at a pre-conference WATG workshop. For more information, go to http://www.watg.org/2013-conference.html.
EDUC 792, Curriculum Methods for Teaching Students with Gifts and Talents (UWSP) For more information on courses offered through UW-Stevens Point, click here.
EDFOUND 490 / 690 – Coordinating Gifted and Talented Education: Coordinator course with embedded practicum (pending program approval from DPI).