The Next Step in Your Professional Advancement
Gifted students can be found in every classroom and community. With the online Gifted Endorsement program at Malone University, you’ll earn the credential you need to help these young individuals reach their personal best. At Malone, licensed teachers have the opportunity to take a unique course of study rarely offered by other schools in a convenient online format designed around their busy schedules. The program is also a cognate area in Malone’s Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction (offered on campus), allowing you the option of advancing to higher levels of study should you choose.
The program successfully prepares you to become an advocate for students who show extraordinary talents in a number of subject areas. Through a state-of-the-art curriculum, the program trains you to understand the nature and needs of these children, and how to provide them with instructional challenges and social support. Additionally, Malone’s online Gifted Endorsement program is faith-based. While offering a biblically centered focus, we help you become an ethical leader in the classroom.
Key topics of study include:
- Specialized curriculum design
- Integration of technology and service learning into instruction
- Identifying gifted children
- Trends in the profession
- Relevant laws and policies
- Relevant teaching models
- Gifted and talented assessment
- Impact of collaboration, family/community involvement, and cultural variants on gifted students
- Gifted and talented administration
The program also requires hands-on training through a teaching practicum. Working in a supervised setting, you’ll gain extensive practical experience within your new specialty. Because the program is taught by regional and state experts, you will have the training required to meet the relevant teaching standards in both Ohio and nationwide upon graduation.
To enter the Gifted Endorsement program, you must have at least two years of teaching experience. The endorsement may be added to any existing Ohio teaching license after completing required coursework.
Courses and Requirements
Your curriculum. Your career.
The online Gifted Endorsement is intended to give participants a unique specialization within the teaching field. Through a Christian lens, working instructors will learn the competencies required to successfully help their students and advance in their profession.
Course of Study
EDGT 522 Curriculum for Gifted Learners
EDGT 549 Learning and Behavioral Characteristics of Gifted and Talented Students
EDGT 552 Assessment and Identification of Gifted Populations
EDGT 582 Differentiation and Collaboration for the Teacher of Gifted Students
EDGT 615 Administration of Gifted Programs
EDGT 630 Practicum in Gifted Education
Candidates for Malone’s Gifted Endorsement must submit:
- A complete application
- Official transcripts
- Ohio Teaching License
Costs and Financial Aid
Costs and Financial Aid
The Gifted Endorsement costs $595 per credit hour. Fees are as follows:
- $110 TK20 enrollment (one-time fee)
- Additional $100 per semester fee applies
Financial Aid Options
There may be various financial aid options available to our online programs. To determine your financial aid eligibility, you should complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The FAFSA form helps us determine what federal and state financial aid is available based on your financial need.
Our school code is 003072.
Students will also need to complete the Malone Financial Aid application once they have submitted their admissions application.
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Why Choose Malone?
Malone Online is a Christ-centered university that is recognized for its academic excellence, extraordinary leadership, career-oriented programs, and holistic approach to education.
Among its many accolades, Malone has been listed among the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Values and Best Colleges for Veterans for 2018.
Malone provides an intentional focus on promoting an education based on faith and its integration with intellectual, spiritual, and social growth.
Students work with renowned faculty, caring staff, and can take advantage of unique support programs after graduation.
Benefits of Learning Online
Pursuing an online degree means choosing to elevate your career. Online degree programs offer:
Online learning makes it possible to earn a degree while maintaining a balance of work and life responsibilities.
Spend more time with instructional materials, and adjust your learning schedule according to your needs.
Equal Access to Faculty
Students who earn their degrees online study with the same excellent professors as their on-campus peers.
Online programs allow students to remain at work, and do not incur the additional costs associated with earning a degree on campus.
Learn with like-minded individuals in a digital space that’s every bit as welcoming as an on-campus classroom.
Because students are afforded so much independence with an online degree, they graduate with the skills they need to excel in their careers.
Graduates emerge from online programs with a greater understanding of their own fortitude and excellence.