Gifted, Creative, and Talented Course Listing

With insights from robust peer discussions and the on-going support and accessibility of dedicated faculty, the curriculum of the online UC Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction Gifted program will prepare you to become an effective teacher for gifted students. You will affect transformational change in your school and classroom by evolving into a critically reflective teacher who is able to make influential, student-centered decisions. Read through the course descriptions to gain a comprehensive overview of this innovative program.

Core Courses (15 total hours)

  • CI 7001: Educational Research for Masters Students (3 credits)
  • CI 7002: Curriculum and Instruction: Theories and Trends (3 credits)
  • CI 7003: Teaching and Learning in Diverse Classrooms (3 credits)
  • CI 7004: The Role of Teachers in a Democratic Society (3 credits)
  • CI 7090: Master’s Project: Curriculum and Instruction (3 credits)

Gifted Concentration Courses (18 total hours)

  • CI 6060: Overview of Teaching Children and Youth who are Gifted, Creative or Talented (3 credits)
  • CI 6061: Creating Learning Environments for Children and Youth who are Gifted, Creative or Talented (3 credits)
  • CI 6062: Assessment of Children and Youth who are Gifted, Creative or Talented (3 credits)
  • CI 6063: Collaboration on Behalf of Children and Youth who are Gifted, Creative or Talented (3 credits)
  • CI 6064: Practicum (6 credits)
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  • Teri Arnold says:

    I already have earned a Master in Curriculum and Instruction…I am currently in a teaching position and am looking to add the gifted endorsement, as I am teaching in this position now. I need to take online classes in order to add the endorsement, but am getting confused on your website as to which ones are necessary for the endorsement and which ones apply to the Master’s. Also, have looked through the schedule of classes and am having difficulty determining the style of classes offered. I see the web icon, but in the Flex Term courses there is a class 18SPED663P that is listed (and I believe this was at the online site) but there is no icon posted, just lists it as TBA. I need to get started on these classes ASAP and would like for someone to contact me to clarify what my next steps should be. Thank you, Teri Arnold

  • Jeannie Rosa says:

    Hello Teri – We are sorry that our website was not able to answer your questions. One of our Enrollment Advisors will be contacting you directly to assist you personally. However, if you receive this response before we are able to get in contact you we will do our best to answer your questions here. If you visit the Gifted, Creative, & Talented curriculum page (found here) you will notice a section titled “Gifted Concentration Courses” these are the courses that are specific to the Gifted, Creative, & Talented endorsement. If you would like descriptions of each of these courses they can be found here. We do hope this helps and we look forward to speaking to you soon!