The Gifted Operating Standards for the State of Ohio have been revised to recognize the importance of supporting professional development for general education classroom teachers. The requirements for earning a “Teaching the Gifted” certificate include coursework in the nature and needs as well as in curriculum and instruction for gifted students. Completion of both courses can be applied toward a gifted endorsement as well as built into a master’s program.

Ashland University’s series of two 2-credit hour courses are designed to:

  • Have immediate usefulness to the learners

  • Be relevant to general education teachers

  • Offer a welcoming training environment so that all learners feel safe to participate

  • Be engaging

  • Be presented in a respectful manner, where learners have an opportunity to share individual experiences, questions and feedback

To register, please click one of the links below.

Course I is a prerequisite for course II 

Gifted and the General Education Teacher I (GRAD CREDIT)

Gifted and the General Education Teacher I (CEU CREDIT) *3 CEUs = 30 contact hours


Gifted and the General Education Teacher II (GRAD CREDIT)

Gifted and the General Education Teacher II (CEU CREDIT) *3 CEUs = 30 contact hours

***If you are interested in offering these courses to your teachers within your school district or Educational Service Centerplease contact Jim Powell at or (419) 289-5078***