Gifted Endorsement: Education of Special Populations of Gifted Students

Online registration opens on Fri, Nov 29, 2024.

Mon, January 13, 2025 - Sun, March 9, 2025

Contact Christi Sadler
Target Audience Any teacher in the state of Florida interested in educating gifted learners
In-Service Points 60
Delivery Online (Moodle)
Fee $145.00 member districts + Hernando, Madison, Monroe, FSU Lab / $195.00 non-member districts
The Education of Special Populations of Gifted Students module provides an overview of the challenges and issues that face diverse populations of gifted students as they struggle to gain acceptance, recognition, and access to appropriate gifted education to meet their individual needs.

This 60-hour, 8-week online course is one of the five courses required for Gifted Endorsement. Participants will spend approximately 6-8 hours per week on course work. The courses are completely online and require no face-to-face meetings or specific dates/times required to be online.

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.

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.

For additional information about the Gifted endorsement courses, please visit our Gifted Endorsement Courses webpage.

*NOTE: NEFEC Member districts include: Baker, Bradford, Columbia, Dixie, Flagler, FSDB, FSU Lab School, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Levy, Madison, Monroe, Nassau, PK Yonge, Putnam, Suwannee, Taylor, and Union.