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Administration of Gifted Education Programs

The April 2016 session of this course has been cancelled.

This course is designed to develop an understanding of policy, advocacy, and professional responsibilities related to gifted education. The student will examine administration from the point of view of a sole practitioner or as a member of a staff of gifted educators. Relevant research related to goals, philosophy, and evaluation as a program administrator will be discussed. Students will learn about funding, budgets, and relevant legislation in their state. Staff development and program evaluation will be examined to further the development of a school program.

Before the start of class, students will need to purchase the book: Designing Services and Programs for High-ability Learners by Jeanne Purcell and Rebecca Eckert, available at or Corwin Press.

Course Syllabus Syllabus will be update in Sept. 2015.

Registrations processed after the close date of the course will be charged an additional $25 late registration fee.

Instructor: Sharon Dixon
Session Number: 6799
Dates: 4/21/16, 4/28/16, 5/19/16, 5/26/16, plus 30+ hours of outside class work
Time: 5:00 - 9:00
Location: Hoover Elementary, Bettendorf

$170 for 1 Drake graduate credit
$100 for 1 Relicensure credit
$50 for Audit/no credit

For more information about Drake Univ. EDMA credit visit Drake Credit Info on the MBAEA Professional Development webpage.


For more information, contact Betsy Justis at 1-563-344-6481, 1-800-947-2329 extension 6481, or email .

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