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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

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Program Requirements

This program can be completed in one year with a total of 12 graduate hours.

Courses in Program:

  • GTE 536: Nature and Needs of Gifted, Creative and Talented Students (3 hrs) Terminology, theories, issues, and general approaches in educating gifted, creative, and talented young people.
  • GTE 537: Curriculum, Strategies, and Materials for Gifted Students (3 hrs) The curriculum and the learning environment in meeting the unique and advanced needs of gifted students. Strategies particularly suitable for the gifted.
  • PSY 432G: Psychology of the Gifted and Creative (3 hrs) Identification of gifted children and adults with emphasis on educational programs for the maximum development of giftedness.
  • GTE 538: Practicum for Teachers of Gifted Students (3 hrs) Prerequisites: GTE 536, GTE 537, and PSY 432G. Supervised experiences to integrate the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, and evaluate effective learning experiences for gifted, creative, and talented students. The experience is provided on the campus of Western Kentucky University during the last two weeks of June.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14