EDU 51300 Survey of Gifted and Talented Education

This course includes entry-level concepts and is a prerequisite for future study in the field. The course introduces students to basic terminology, theories, and general approaches and encompasses the following broad aspects of the field: history; major research; philosophy; definitions; cognitive, social and emotional characteristics and needs of the gifted; types and levels of giftedness; broad-based identification procedures; general program issues, approaches; special populations; teacher characteristics and competencies.