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Information about Gifted Education Policies in New York



Pursuant to sections 207, 210, 305, 3001, 3004, 3006, 3009, and 3010 of the Education Law.

1.  Subparagraph (v) of paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of section 52.21 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education is amended, effective August 11, 2005, as follows:

Programs leading to extensions for gifted education for classroom teaching certificates shall require:

(a) study that will permit the candidate to obtain the following knowledge, understanding and skills:

          (1) knowledge of the characteristics of gifted students who learn at a pace and level that is
               significantly different from their classmates;

          (2) knowledge of various tools and methods for identifying and assessing gifted students,
               and skill in using such tools and methods;

          (3) knowledge and understanding of appropriate curriculum design for gifted students;

          (4) knowledge and skills for planning, providing, coordinating, and evaluating differentiated
                teaching and learning environments to challenge and assist gifted students in learning
                to their highest levels of achievement; and

          (5) skill in collaborating with other school staff, families and the community to provide
               appropriate individualized instruction for gifted students; and

(b) college-supervised field experiences of at least 50 clock hours teaching gifted students.


Additional Information:

New Regulations Regarding the Gifted Education Extension

Gifted Education Extension - Questions and Answers

New York State Gifted and Talented home page

Gifted education test objectives and a sample test for the New York State Gifted Content Specialty Test

New York State Education Department


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