EDU 54200 Administration and Supervision of Gifted Programs

This course provides the fundamental principles of program development for the gifted. Topics addressed include student identification procedures with particular focus on special populations of the gifted; needs assessment; philosophy of curriculum development; staff selection and development; budgeting; resource identification and utilization; strategies for communicating the rationale for gifted education to the education community and the community at large; parent and community role clarification; program monitoring and evaluation, and strategies for producing change. Role functions and referent groups are studied as well as general educational procedures; steps in basic program development, including a manual of guidelines and procedures; provision for appropriate resources; and refinement of effective parent and community involvement.