Completed in two semesters, this program addresses all of the national standards for preparing teachers of the gifted, as published jointly by the Council of Exceptional Children (CEC) and National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).
This manageable course sequence offers two courses each semester, with a total of 12 units of credit. Eight-week courses provide focus and attention to topics while advancing through the nine-month sequence.
Courses in this program are offered entirely online via eLearning. While most students encounter very few technical difficulties with our online courses, our team of support specialists is available to assist you as needed.
Tentative course scheduleClick on a course title to view the course description (if available).
Satisfies state requirements: Psychology of the gifted, Social Needs of the gifted, Emotional Needs of the gifted and Prekindergarten-12 identification of gifted students
Course details and enrollment information
Satisfies state requirements: Programming for the gifted, Differentiation Strategies and Collaborative Teaching Strategies
Satisfies state requirements: Administration and supervision of gifted programs, Program goals and performance measures, Program Evaluation
Satisfies state requirement: Practicum/Field Experience
All students pay the same tuition rate, regardless of location, making it an affordable option for all students.
Tuition for the 2016-17 academic year is $478 per unit of graduate credit or $296 per unit of undergraduate credit. An additional technology fee per course may apply. Tuition and fees are expected to rise each May, typically announced by the Iowa Board of Regents in March.
Distance education students may qualify for financial aid with the following eligibility requirements:
Specific questions about financial aid should be directed to the Office of Student Financial Aid at 800-772-2736 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Since its establishment in 1876 as the Iowa State Normal School, the University of Northern Iowa has maintained its affirmed commitment to the support of excellence in teacher education. That commitment remains strong as the university continues to prepare students to become teachers, as well as provide opportunities for career advancement in the field of education. In addition to a commitment to teaching, our faculty members are engaged in research, writing and professional development. View UNI's national rankings and honors.
Research findings demonstrate that students of all types of learning styles can succeed in a distance environment. View our tips for being a successful distance learner.
The University of Northern Iowa is committed to providing comprehensive support services for distance education students. The Office of Continuing and Distance Education serves as your primary point of contact in accessing distance education support services, including enrollment services, technical support for online course tools and more. You are also given access to the UNI Rod Library’s print and electronic collections for your convenience. View a complete list of services and support resources.
Please contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 319-273-5970, 800-648-3864 or email@example.com with any questions. If we don’t have the answer, we will do our best to find it.
You will work with the program coordinator when communicating about the program of study. Once participating in the program, you will be assigned a faculty advisor who will work with you one-on-one regarding your progress in the program.
For information about course delivery, please see the "Overview" tab above.
To be notified about new Iowa Education of the Gifted Teaching Endorsement cohort offerings, please complete the online interest form to the right and we will keep you updated with program information. The next cohort is tentatively scheduled to begin Spring 2017.
The next step is to enroll in a course. Please see the program schedule tab above for course details and enrollment information.
Questions about course enrollment can be directed to Rita.Luken@uni.edu, 319-273-2504 or 800-772-1746.
After you have successfully completed the required endorsement courses, you may add the endorsement to your Iowa teaching license. Obtain the Application to Add an Endorsement from the Board of Educational Examiners. Print the application, complete Section I, attach the required fee (made payable to the Board of Educational Examiners) and mail the form and fee to:
Office of the Registrar115 Gilchrist HallUniversity of Northern IowaCedar Falls, IA 50614-0006
Upon receipt of your application, the Record Analyst will complete the institutional section and forward the form and fee to the Board of Educational Examiners in Des Moines for processing. The Board of Educational Examiners will send the updated license directly to you at the address listed on your application.
If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Humke, Record Analyst, at 319-273-2245 or Cathy.Humke@uni.edu.