Gifted and Talented Education
Child Count Report Training
The following link will take you to a previously recorded training that will assist in the completion of the Gifted and Talented Child Count Report that is due October 15, 2013. If you have questions, please call 405-521-3301.
Oklahoma Gifted Education Specialist Certification
In 1981, Oklahoma became the seventeenth state to mandate educational services for students identified as gifted and talented. This was done through the enactment of Title 70 O.S. Sections 1210.301-307 (Senate Bill 214). Oklahoma’s funding comes through the state aid formula and is a weight of .34 for each student identified and served in gifted and talented education.
On May 24, 2012 the Oklahoma State Board of Education approved Standards and Competencies for gifted education, as well as the Oklahoma Gifted Education Specialist (OGES) Certification. The Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation plans for the OGES certification assessment to be released in the January of 2014. This is an additional certification area that will be available to earn for those individuals that desire to do so.