Professional Development

Classroom Teachers

Teachers who provide instruction and services that are part of the program for gifted students have a minimum of thirty hours of staff development that includes nature and needs of gifted-talented students, assessing student needs, and curriculum and instruction for gifted students.

Teachers without the required training who provide instruction and services that are part of the gifted/talented program must complete the thirty-hour training requirement within one semester.

Teachers who provide instruction and services that are part of a program for gifted students receive a minimum of six hours annually of professional development in gifted education.

Administrators and Counselors

Administrators and counselors who have authority for program decisions have a minimum of six hours of professional development tat includes nature and needs of gifted/talented students and program options.