Professional Learning Never Stops

If you have a chance to attend the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Convention in Phoenix, AZ, this November, we offer an academic credit opportunity that will help you focus your learning in the context of both national standards in gifted education and your students’ specific needs.

Those who are interested in either one or two semester hours of credit for PSQF:5194:0WKA Continuing Education Individual Study: Leadership in Gifted Education, NAGC may request special permission to enroll from Dr. Laurie Croft, Associate Director for Professional Development, or Ellen Henning, graduate assistant for professional development. Registration for and attendance at the NAGC Convention is required. If you have not applied to be a University of Iowa Continuing Education student (Nondegree), you must do that before the University can process your enrollment.

The Belin-Blank Center provides an automatic tuition scholarship for this credit in the amount of 50% of graduate-level tuition. For one hour of credit, you will owe $234 following the scholarship transfer; if you enroll in two hours, you will owe $468.

For those earning the State of Iowa Talented and Gifted Endorsement, this credit applies to the Administrative strand, focusing on developing greater understanding of critical issues in gifted education and providing leadership in local schools and beyond.

The Center is offering another academic credit opportunity before Spring Semester begins; for the first time, students may enroll during Winter Session, from December 28, 2015 through January 15, 2016, to complete EDTL:4085:0WKA Current Readings and Research in Gifted Education for one semester hour of credit; this credit may apply to any of the strands required for endorsement, depending on the readings that are selected. Those who are interested in this credit hour must have completed the application to be a Continuing Education Student.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Laurie Croft or Ellen Henning.

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