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Gifted & Talented Learners

Differentiating for Gifted & Talented Learners

Course Description

This course focuses on differentiating lessons specifically for gifted and talented students to help them grow in their own learning.  The course also distinguishes the difference between differentiating for students who need some extra challenge and differentiating for gifted and talented students.  By offering multiple strategies to help gifted and talented learners flourish, this course helps ensure that all students’ needs are being met in the classroom.

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Course Numbers

  • Adams State: ED 589
  • UMass Global: EDNU 9807


Course Learning Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Students will learn the difference between differentiating for the average learner who needs extra challenge and differentiating for gifted and talented learners.
  • Students will be able to apply strategies to differentiate for their gifted and talented learners in their classroom to make sure their learning needs are being met.
  • Students will develop skills to reflect on & improve their own teaching practices.


Relevancy to Practice: This course provides educators with the following relevant information to help improve their practice:

  • Analyzing how gifted and talented students in your school, and especially in your classroom, are identified and serviced.
  • Meeting the needs of your gifted and talented learners by becoming aware of and understanding their learning plans.
  • Applying multiple differentiation strategies and methods within lessons to meet the needs of gifted and talented students in the classroom.
  • Distinguishing between learners who require extra challenges in their learning vs students who are identified as gifted and talented and how differentiation is different for gifted learners.
  • Going beyond grade-level standards to differentiate content, process and product for gifted learners.
  • Increasing complexity and rigor for gifted learners.
  • Developing and asking appropriately leveled questions to gifted and talented learners.
  • Understanding why gifted students need differentiation and how techniques for gifted learners benefit all learners in the classroom.


Course Assignments

  1. Misconception Reflection
  2. Meeting & Current Practices Reflection
  3. Final Reflection on Gifted & Talented Learners

Course Format 

This is an online course. Please use course materials emailed to you upon your original registration.

No-Risk Guarantee: You can cancel a course registration within 30-days and receive a 100% refund, no questions asked.

Registration Now Open: Register now and receive your course materials within 24 hours.  Course materials are due within 6 months of registering for the course.


Starting at $189.00



Graduate Credits

*Pricing may not include University Fees. Select option to include fees.

University Fee

Course fee may or may not include the university’s registration fee depending on the university partner. University fees are not included in the registration fee for Adam’s State University and University of Massachusetts Global. 

Those additional fees are:
University of Massachusetts Global: $70/credit
Adam’s State University: $55/credit  

Instructions for how to register with your selected University Partner and pay additional fees will be provided after registering with Credits for Teachers.

University fees for Colorado State University Pueblo are included in the course fees. 

Please note that we cannot grant refunds for students who have already turned in work for a course, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Refunds Policy

Students are able to request a full refund of any Credits for Teachers course within 30 days of registration.  In order to do so, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name and the course you registered for and we will complete the refund.

Exchange Policy

Students are able to exchange one course for another within 30 days of registration as long as the course price is the same and the student does not change the university Partner.  In order to exchange a course, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, course you have registered for and the course you would like to switch to.

Please note that we cannot exchange a course once for students who have already submitted their course for grading, even if it is within the 30-day window.

Transfer Policy

Students that would like to transfer their course from one university partner to another may have the opportunity to do so within the first 30 days of registering for a course.  In order to transfer your course to a different University Partner, please fill out the “Contact Us” form including your full name, the course you are currently registered for and the new University Partner you’d like to switch to.