This program provides an opportunity for licensed teachers to obtain an additional endorsement in teaching gifted children. The program coordinator interviews applicants for the purpose of evaluating the extent to which their teaching experiences and past coursework demonstrate competencies required by Johnson University. Evidence is collected in a portfolio. Any deficiencies are addressed through coursework or projects. When the student has met all the standards, s/he presents the portfolio to an exit committee. Upon successful completion of this process, the Templar School of Education recommends the student to the Tennessee State Board of Education for the Endorsement in Gifted Education K-12.


Dr. Roy Miller
Program Director

Dept Contact


This endorsement does not include any concentrations.


Courses may include:

  • Nature and Needs of the Gifted Child
  • Methods of Teaching the Gifted Child
  • Diversity and Special Education
  • Topics and Trends in Secondary Education

For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.


Graduates with this endorsement are prepared to understand and meet the needs of gifted and talented students, to help them broaden their experiences and find areas of personal interest and growth.