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High Ability Learner Endorsement

The Walker School of Education

This program may be completed as a standalone endorsement or through the Master of Education program.

Why Earn Your High Ability Learner Endorsement?

Students gain the skills and confidence to teach all levels of the classroom and across the spectrum of abilities to promote the success and well-being of every learner. Students earn 18 credit hours at the graduate level through this 12-month fully online program and are quickly prepared for leadership roles in HAL. Many districts require HAL-endorsed educators and support their growth.

Why the Midland HAL Program?

Learn From State Leaders

Courses developed and taught by Gifted & Talented leaders within the state

Cohort Based Learning

Cohort-based learning with small class sizes build lasting relationships

Personalized Advising

Our personalized advisors help students throughout the duration of the program

Program Outcomes

  • Understand and implement strategies and procedures to identify high ability learners
  • Be able to guide all high ability learners, including those with complex learning situations like dual-language, twice exceptional, at-risk and underachieving
  • Design complex cognitive learning experiences for high ability learners
  • Support the professional development of other HAL educators in your school
  • 90 clinical hours with experiences in primary and secondary settings

Curriculum Overview

Throughout the 12-month, fully online program, students will complete five courses (18 credits) and 90 practicum hours*. Classes begin five times throughout the year and students can choose to start courses in August, October, January, March, or June of each year.

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Already taken some HAL courses?

Midland does allow students to transfer previous graduate-level HAL coursework into this program. Connect with an advisor to discuss any previous coursework completed to see if it may transfer.

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