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Christina M. Amspaugh

Assistant Professor of Education, General Faculty
Unit: Curry School of Education
Department: Curry School of Education
Office location and address
Bavaro Hall 213
417 Emmet St S
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 2017
M.A., University of Connecticut, 2006
B.M., Miami University, 2003
EDIS 5770: Social, Emotional, and Counseling Issues in Talent Development
Credits: 3
Designed for teachers, administrators, parents, and others who work to develop talent in diverse high potential learners. Investigates the social and emotional development and counseling issues of preK-12 learners, implications of similarities/differences between gifted and other students, characteristics of positive learning environments, and evidence-based strategies to support students in a variety of contexts.
EDIS 5820: Assessment Of & For Learning
Credits: 3
This course is designed for teachers seeking initial certification. This course provides pre-service teachers with foundational knowledge of classroom assessment and data literacy, including types of assessment, assessment design and quality, and interpretation of use of assessment data.
EDIS 7220: Intro to the Gifted
Credits: 3
Overview of the field of gifted education including conceptions of giftedness, identification tools and processes, characteristics of gifted learners, programming options, curriculum and instruction, and evaluation for gifted learners- including historically under-represented students. Students will gain a foundation in the field of gifted education and appropriate educational responses to gifted learners to be built upon in subsequent courses.
EDIS 7250: Models and Strategies for Teaching the Gifted
Credits: 3
Students gain an understanding of models for delivering instruction and adapting teaching strategies for appropriately educating gifted students. Participants learn strategies that nurture the affective, creative, and cognitive needs of gifted learners; including those who are culturally and linguistically diverse, economically disadvantaged, highly gifted, or have special needs or disabilities (twice-exceptional learners).
EDIS 7270: Differentiation of Instruction for Gifted Learners
Credits: 3
Educators develop skills in implementing the practices required to address the academic needs of gifted learners in contemporary classrooms. Participants develop and apply approaches to modifying curriculum and instructional practices to ensure that gifted learners are challenged across a range of disciplines. EDIS 7270 builds on the understandings and skills gained from the other 3 courses in the gifted endorsement series
EDIS 8987: Masters Internship: Gifted
Credits: 1–12
Masters Internship: Gifted
EDIS 9740: Internship in College Teaching or Supervision
Credits: 1–6
Opportunities for experienced doctoral students to teach courses or partial courses at the University, or to supervise student teachers under the guidance of a faculty member.
EDIS 9991: Ed.D. Research
Credits: 1–12
Ed.D. Research conducted under the guidance of dissertation/capstone committee. 12 hours required for graduation. Permission of Instructor required.