ABOUT DRAKE UNIVERSITY TAG Endorsement Program:
Courses serve Graduate AND Undergraduate Students:
ONLY 12 ONLINE credit hours to earn the TAG endorsement
Expand your skills as an educator and administrator, and experience the rewards of teaching intelligent and engaged learners by obtaining your pre-Kdg-12 Talented and Gifted (TAG) Endorsement from Drake University. Our award-winning curriculum provides high-quality content you won’t find in other programs and our innovative use of technology makes it easier than ever to become endorsed.
With all classes online, you can take classes when they fit your schedule. Classes last from four to eight weeks and the endorsement can easily be completed in one year.
But we don’t sacrifice content for brevity: Drake’s School of Education is known for its top-notch curriculum, and the TAG endorsement is no exception. As part of your program you will complete a practicum in your own school district or area, providing valuable hands-on experiences with gifted kids and teachers.
Upon completion of your PK-12 endorsement, you’ll have access to the extensive Drake network present in numerous school districts throughout the nation. With the TAG endorsement, you will have skills to promote and nurture the abilities of talented and gifted children and further their well-being.
Apply today and make a difference in students’ lives.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
12-credit-hour program for Graduate and Undergraduate students
GT Competency areas: Psychology of gifted, Programming, Admin/Supervision & Practicum
All courses fully online for one(4 weeks), two(6 weeks), or three(8 weeks) credits
Courses are led by experienced, knowledgeable, well-educated faculty
Drake University is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Approved by the Iowa Department of Education
Endorsement is valid in all states. Check with your state dept. of education.
Students from 28 states and 8 countries!
Curriculum based on National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) standards.
Start classes NOW and apply later. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Complete your Masters of Education (MSE) online with only 17 core credits
For the TAG endorsement, you can choose from a variety of courses offered at Drake with up to six transfer hours. You must take at least one course from each of the four content areas:
• Psychology of the Gifted
• Programming for the Gifted
• Administration and Supervision of Gifted Programs (required 1 cr)
• Practicum Experience- Schedule locally (required 1 cr)
Only 12 hours for Drake University to recommend you to the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners (BOEE). Valid in all states. Check with your own Department of Education.
Enroll today! Classes cap at 20 students so you get individual attention.
Sally R. Beisser, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Education
Talented & Gifted Online Endorsement Program Director/Advisor
Valerie Thacker, M.A. School of Education Graduate Admissions Coordinator
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