Would you like to teach children identified as gifted and talented? If you are a licensed Arkansas teacher, you can take online courses from the U of A to help you gain an endorsement in gifted and talented education from the Arkansas Department of Education.

Arkansas defines gifted and talented children and youth as those of high potential or ability whose learning characteristics and educational needs require qualitatively differentiated educational experiences and/or services.

The U of A offers 18 hours of online courses required by the Arkansas Department of Education for a licensure endorsement in gifted and talented education. Teachers apply to the U of A as non-degree-seeking students.


Course Schedule and Rotation

Nature and Needs of the Gifted and Talented

Every Fall

Curriculum Development in Gifted and Talented (Prereq 5803)

Every Spring

Gifted and Talented (Structure) Practicum (Prereq 5813)

Every Summer

Social and Emotional Components of Gifted and Talented Students

Every Fall

Differentiated Instruction for Academically Diverse Learners

Every Summer

Seminar in Developing Creativity

Every Spring


Start coursework any semester except spring of odd years. Those who apply for an endorsement from the state also are required to successfully complete Praxis 5358 - Gifted Education.

The College of Education and Health Professions provides the coursework needed for teachers to submit a request for endorsement from ADE. Details about other endorsement plans offered through the University of Arkansas are listed on the Teacher Education website.



Tuition / credit hour $437.54
Fee / credit hour
Library $4.41
Network & Data Systems $12.10
Off-campus $30
Online Facilities $2

Tuition and fees per credit hour reflect fall 2023 rates for students studying completely online. Students in online programs who take an on-campus course will pay on-campus fees, mandatory and college fees, for only the on-campus course.

Endorsement programs are not eligible for financial aid