Gifted Endorsement: FDLRS/NEFEC ONLY Nature and Needs of Gifted Students

Online registration opens on Fri, Jul 5, 2024.

Mon, August 19, 2024 - Sun, October 13, 2024

Contact Heather Symonds
Target Audience Teachers in FDLRS/NEFEC Districts ONLY
In-Service Points 60
Delivery Online (Moodle)
Fee none
ONLY teachers from Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Flagler, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Putnam, St. Johns, Suwannee, and Union Counties and teachers from the FSDB may take this course.

Nature and Need of Gifted Students provides an overview of the evolution of gifted education on the national, state and local level. Major events affecting gifted education are described as well as major policies, and procedures governing the delivery of gifted education. Cognitive, social, and emotional characteristics common to individuals who are gifted are identified along with strategies that can be used to met the academic needs of different categories of students who are gifted.

This online course is one of the five courses required for Gifted Endorsement. Participants will spend approximately 6-8 hours per week on course work.

There is no required textbook for this course.

An email will be sent to each participant with login information and directions for accessing the course through Moodle, NEFEC's course management system, by 4:30 PM on the start date of the course. Sometimes legitimate email messages are filtered by Spam filters within an email program. If you have not received login information by 4:30 PM on the course start date, please check first to see if the message is in a junk or spam mail folder within your email program. If you do not find it, contact to verify your email and to have the information resent.

NEFEC's courses are for inservice points and are not college level courses. The Florida Department of Education will not accept NEFEC's courses if they are submitted by an individual for recertification or endorsement. They must be submitted through a district as part of their approved Master Inservice Plan.

Participants are responsible for following their district’s requirements to obtain inservice credit and endorsement. If you are unsure if your district will accept courses offered through NEFEC, you will need to check with your district Staffing Development office.

FLDOE Note Regarding Endorsements: Per section 1012.575, F.S., only school districts have statutory authority to have state approved add-on endorsement programs whereby teachers can complete the endorsement requirements via inservice points. All other (including non-public) school teachers can add an endorsement to their certificate, but only through the college credit route. Private school teachers may take the "endorsement" courses offered for inservice points, but they won't be able to use them to add the endorsement to their certificate.