School of Education

Gifted and Talented Endorsement

About the Program

Xavier welcomes all teachers who have a passion for meeting the needs of gifted learners. Our Gifted Endorsement Cohort program for licensed teachers is recognized by the Ohio Department of Higher Education and accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Cohort classes are offered to accommodate the various scheduling needs of educators from anywhere in the world due to the FlexX Program. Students are able to attend classes synchronously from anywhere in the world.

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Students typically take 2 courses in the fall and spring semesters. There is a 100% online summer course and a final practicum course. The program is 18 credit hours for a total of 6 courses. There will be field requirements, some of which can be completed in your own classroom or district. Students must complete a valid FBI/BCI within the year of enrollment.

The 18-hour program may be applied towards a 30-hour Master of Education or Master of Science degree in Special Education at Xavier University. These special cohort classes will be offered at a reduced tuition cost per credit hour. If students continue with the completion of one of the degrees, the last three hours will be at no cost.

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  • Saturday Monthly Cohort
  • Students may attend in-person or online via Zoom synchronously
  • Rolling admission to the program


Xavier University School of Education is fully accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC). TEAC transitioned to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) effective July 1, 2013. For additional information on CAEP, visit their website. Additionally, all of the School of Education licensure programs are approved through the Ohio Department of Higher Education. Find more accreditation details about the School of Education on our accreditation website

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Program Contacts

Leigh Anne Prugh:     

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