Curriculum and Instruction offers an Education of the Gifted Endorsement. Graduate students holding a current Iowa teaching certificate, or approved equivalent, may take the state-approved sequence of four courses to earn their endorsement. Courses will be delivered via the Iowa Communications Network and the internet.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction is currently (beginning May 2011) not enrolling new students into the Master's programs in Education of the Gifted and Middle Level Education. However, students who are currently in progress in these programs will be able to complete their degrees. Current budget constraints require faculty who usually teach in these master's programs to teach in other programs to replace faculty lost through retirement. Hopefully, this restriction is temporary and we will again be able to offer these Master's programs in the future as the budget situation improves.