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Gifted Academy

The CBU Gifted Academy is designed to assist K-12 teachers in fulfilling the employment requirements for teaching gifted students.* The two, six-credit hour courses include a “Characteristics of Gifted/Talented” class as well as a course on “Methods for Teaching Gifted/Talented.” Classes for the Gifted Academy are generally taught in the summer terms (two weeks in June and two weeks in July), but may be offered during other terms.

CBU students currently enrolled in a graduate/post-baccalaureate program (whether M.A.T., M.Ed., M.S.E.L., or a Licensure-Only Program) may take these courses as electives, but should contact the CBU Department of Education for permission to register for the course(s). Students wishing to enroll in the courses to meet the employment requirement should register as a “special graduate student.”

For more information about the Gifted Academy, please contact Professor Nancy Wilder at nwilder@cbu.edu or (901) 321-3385.

To apply now, please fill out the "Special Student Application" and email back to GraduateEducation@cbu.edu.

*Please note that at this time CBU does not offer the 466 Gifted Education K-12 license. The Gifted Academy is designed to help teachers fulfill the employment requirements (as opposed to licensure requirements) of teaching gifted students. Some school districts have additional employment requirements (such as three years of successful teaching experience in the general education classroom) - teachers should check with their school district prior to enrolling in the Gifted Academy.