Gifted and Talented

Welcome to the UW-Whitewater site for gifted and talented education programs and information! We look forward to working with you to advocate for gifted, creative, and talented students and to develop programming that challenges advanced learners preK-12 and that seeks and nurtures gifts and talents among diverse student populations.

  • Gifted Teacher License
  • Gifted Coordinator License
  • Master's with Emphasis in Challenging Advanced Learners

UW-Whitewater, in collaboration with UW-Stevens Point, offers programs leading to the Wisconsin Supplementary Teaching License in gifted and talented 1013 (formerly 014) and the Program Coordinator – Gifted and Talented License 5013 (formerly 64-014). UWW also offers a Master of Science in Education (MSE) with an emphasis program in Challenging Advanced Learners. Teachers can work toward either or both 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 periodically offered for undergraduate and graduate credit; licensure cohorts can be arranged in school districts; and UW-Whitewater maintains the WISGIFT e-mail listserv.

Announcements and Events

Wisconsin's Two Javits Grants
Wisconsin has received two federal gifted education Javits grants from the U.S. Dept. of Education. The purpose of the grant program is to fund research-based initiatives to build the capacity of schools to meet the needs of gifted and talented students, and its major emphasis is on serving students traditionally underrepresented in gifted and talented programs (including economically disadvantaged students and English Language Learners). UW-Whitewater is collaborating on these grants (one to DPI and one to WCATY/UW-Madison), primarily by providing federally-funded teacher professional development in urban districts and by assisting with the creation of a statewide strategic plan.

 National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) - Annual Conference

 Nov. 9-12, 2017 in Charlotte, NC  

 Wisconsin Association for Talented and Gifted (WATG)- Annual Conference

 Nov. 16-17, 2017 at Wilderness Resort and Conference Center, Wisconsin Dells   

Illinois Association for Gifted Children (IAGC) Convention

Feb. 1-3, 2018 in Naperville, IL

The Wallace Research Symposium on Talent Development

April 29 – May 1, 2018 in Baltimore, MD

 European Council for High Ability (ECHA) - Biennial Conference

 August 8-11, 2018 in Dublin, Ireland

Upcoming Courses

For more detailed information, click on the Courses link at the left. For information on courses offered by UW-Stevens Point, click here.

Spring 2018

EDUC 792 - Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Students with Gifts and Talents (UWSP, online, 3 credits)
EDUC 795 - Practicum in Teaching Students with Gifts and Talents (UWSP, 3 credits, arranged as independent study during the academic year)

Summer 2018

EDFOUND 781 - Foundations of Gifted and Talented Education (UWSP, hybrid, 3 credits)
EDFOUND 785 - Coordinating Gifted Education Programs and Services (UWW, hybrid, 3 credits). Coordinator course with embedded practicum.  

Fall 2018

EDFOUND 782 - Psychological Issues in Gifted Education (UWW, hybrid, 3 credits)
EDUC 795 - Practicum in Teaching Students with Gifts and Talents 
(UWSP, 3 credits, arranged as independent study during the academic year)

Other Courses/Cohorts

Other gifted course offerings may be arranged with school districts or regional groups that wish to provide instruction to a cohort of area teachers (usually offered as a combination of online and face-to-face sessions). These licensure groups are typically offered with discounted graduate tuition.