Special Education, Graduate Endorsement (High Ability Education (Gifted))
Graduate Endorsement in Special Education with an Emphasis in High Ability Learning (Gifted)
Why Pursue This Program
The online Special Education Graduate Endorsement with an emphasis in High Ability Education (Gifted) K-12 is designed for educators who understand the needs of high ability learners and wish to create enriched programs to ensure they make continuous progress in the school setting.
Why choose this program:
- Gain a knowledge base and competencies necessary for the appropriate education of gifted and talented learners.
- Obtain a solid foundation in special education to address the unique needs and educational opportunities of gifted students.
- The 18 credit hours earned in the endorsement may be applied to the Special Education MA Ed, program with an emphasis on high ability education which is offered entirely online.
- Coursework earned through the gifted education endorsement is necessary for the Nebraska Supplementary Endorsement in Gifted Education.
Students pursuing certification in other states other than Nebraska must check with their State Department of Education for certification requirements.
Career Outlook: According to the National Association for Gifted Children, around six to ten percent (up to 5 million) of America's student population qualifies as gifted. The demand for teachers that are equipped to educate these students is growing. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, gifted education teachers earn a mean annual wage of $58,980 and the job outlook is expected to grow 8% from 2016-2026.
What's it like to take a program online?
Quality learning experience
The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.
Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.
Service you expect from a leading University
Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.