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Enrichment

Strategies for academic development that deepens students understanding.

Acceleration

Resources and strategies that support acceleration of single-subject or whole grade.

 Accelerated Placement Act

 Statute

 Gifted Education Teacher Endorsements

Endorsements may be added to an Illinois educator license when educators meet specific coursework and testing requirements. Two new endorsements relative to gifted education are described in Illinois Administrative Rule 25.100 (l): Gifted Education Teacher Endorsement and Gifted Education Specialist Endorsement.PDF Document

The Gifted Education Teacher endorsement may be used to provide instruction in a gifted education program, while the Gifted Education Specialist endorsement may be used to provide instruction to students and provide both technical assistance and professional development to other educators. ​​​Educators are not required to have a gifted education endorsement to teach gifted and accelerated programming.  For additional information on endorsements, please visit the Educator Licensure ​page. ​

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