Specialization Requirements for the Gifted Endorsement--Academic Class Beginning July 1, 1992.

(1) A bachelor's or higher degree with certification in an academic class coverage, and

(2) Fifteen (15) semester hours in gifted education to include three (3) semester hours in each area specified below:

(a) Nature and needs of gifted students to include student characteristics; cognitive, social, and emotional needs; and history and current research;

(b) Curriculum and instructional strategies for teaching gifted students to include modification of curriculum content, instructional process, student products, and learning environment;

(c) Guidance and counseling of gifted students to include motivation, self-image, interpersonal skills, and career options for gifted students;

(d) Educating special populations of gifted students such as minorities, underachievers, handicapped, economically disadvantaged, and highly gifted to include student characteristics and programmatic adaptations; and

(e) Theory and development of creativity to include elements of creativity such as fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration.

(3) This rule shall take effect July 1, 1992.

Specific Authority 1001.02, 1012.55, 1012.56 FS. Law Implemented 1001.02, 1012.54, 1012.55, 1012.56 FS. History–New 7-1-92.