EPSY 5710—Introduction to Gifted Education and Talent Development

In this course students will discuss the evolution of gifted education, identify major contributors and their contributions to the field of gifted education, identify major theories of intelligence and explain their relevance to gifted education, compare and contrast perspectives of giftedness, describe characteristics of gifted students and the implications for academic instruction, evaluate identification procedures and their impact on under served populations of gifted learners, discuss programming options for highly able learners, and analyze and critique curriculum models for gifted education.