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Director of Gifted Education Endorsement

gifted education director and teacher working with talented students

Become a Gifted Education Director with this Online Endorsement Program

The Director of Gifted Education endorsement program is designed to help you become a gifted education administrator. You will build on your background and experience in gifted education with this highly individualized program.

This endorsement will provide you with an in-depth knowledge base in all areas of gifted education. There is a particular emphasis on the wide variety of children with gifted education needs as it relates to...

  • Delivery systems
  • Evaluation
  • Programming
  • Identification
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Policies and regulations

Gain the expertise to develop all facets of the programs that prepare and engage gifted learners.

Administrator Licensure / Endorsement and Opportunities for District-Level Roles

You can be among the first to achieve the emerging Director of Gifted Education credential. This UNC endorsement program is approved by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) for the preparation of Gifted Education Directors, which means that you will complete the approved program requirement for a Colorado Initial Administrator License with a Director of Gifted Education Endorsement.

Whether you live in Colorado or elsewhere, this program will help you become a leader in the field. You will gain administrative expertise that is specific to gifted education, and enhance your opportunities for district-level positions.

Get Started / Apply


Credits Required:
18-36 hours (see Courses & Requirements page)
Time to Completion:
1–2 years (depending on previous coursework)
$575/credit hour

Delivery Options:

Program Coordinator:

Amy Graefe, PhD