Why Study the Gifted and Talented License Program?

The Gifted and Talented License Program prepares teachers with the knowledge and skills to better serve children with exceptional academic capacity.

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The Gifted and Talented Education License Program at IU Southeast offers interested candidates a program of coursework leading to an Indiana K-12 GT certification. The program requires coursework of 15 credit hours.

  • All standards must be met at the proficiency level to be recommended for the license.
  • Additional testing is required for Kentucky licensing and may soon be a requirement in Indiana.

    For candidates admitted after 7/15/2011, a two-year gap in coursework will require a new application for re-admission into any graduate program, and a mandatory meeting with a program advisor. The re-admitted candidate must then comply with any new program requirements, if any.

The Gifted and Talented Education License Program features a rolling application process.

  1. Attend a program advising session held each semester.
  2. Complete the online application. A $40 application fee is assessed when applying to program. If a previous application fee was paid the fee should be waived. To determine if fee is to be waived, please contact our Record Specialist.

    Mary Ann Wild
    Record Specialist
    Phone: (812) 941-2388

  3. Two letters of recommendation are required from educators who know your capacity to engage in graduate coursework and to work with high ability learners. Use the Recommendation Tab on the online application to request electronically. If desired, letters may be mailed directly to Records Specialist.
  4. On the Uploads Tab, upload a personal statement that identifies your academic goals, career objectives and why you are applying to this program.
  5. Also on the Uploads Tab, upload a copy of current teaching license or statement of eligibility. (Emergency license not acceptable.)
  6. Submit official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate work completed at institutions other than an IU school. A required overall 3.0 GPA must be reflected on all transcripts for undergraduate and graduate coursework.
  7. Submit a personal statement addressing the SOE dispositions.

    Please send all completed materials to:
    IU Southeast School of Education
    Mary Ann Wild, Record Specialist
    Hillside Hall 108A
    4201 Grant Line Road
    New Albany, IN 47150

For a gifted education license, candidates must complete 15 credit hours of the following course work:

Gifted and Talented Education License Course Requirements
Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade Co-Reqs or Pre-reqs
EDUC W551 Education and Psychology of the Gifted and Talented 3 B
EDUC W552 Curriculum for the Gifted and Talented 3 B
EDUC W553 Methods and Materials for the Gifted and Talented 3 B
EDUC W595 Practicum in Gifted and Talented 3 B
One additional 3 credit hour, IU Southeast approved content course outside the School of Education. 3 B


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Robin Fankhauser
Associate Professor
Graduate Studies Director
Phone: (812) 941-2301
Office Location: HH 0020B
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