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.
Save the Date: CALA II
The second annual Challenging Advanced Learners Academy (CALA) for educators is scheduled for June 17-19, 2013 on the UW-Whitewater campus. To see information from the first CALA conference, click here.
Comming Soon: Gifted and Talented Coordinator (64-014) Licensure Program
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
Blue Harbor Resort, Sheboygan
Oct. 11-12, 2013
National Association for Gifted Children
(nagc.org) Annual Conference
Nov. 15-18, 2013
Oct. 2012: 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/conference.htm.
EDUC 792, Curriculum Methods for Teaching Students with Gifts and Talents (UWSP) For more information on courses offered through UW-Stevens Point, click here.
EDUC 795, Practicum arranged through UWSP
Foundations - in process: watch for cohorts of the Foundations course to be offered by UWW in NE and NW Wisconsin in spring 2013 - specific locations to be determined
EDFOUND 781 – Foundations of Gifted and Talented Education: (full course for 3 credits, or "continue" from fall 2012 WATG course by taking two credits) June 17-July 26, UWW
EDFOUND 490 / 690 – Coordinating Gifted and Talented Education: coordinator course with embedded practicum June 17-July 26, UWW