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RITHA Specialist

As a RITHA Specialist you will not only have the knowledge and skills to put evidence-based theory into practice, but you will also make your own scientifically contribution to the field of Gifted Education. 

In short:
  • Blended: The majority (80%) of the programme is taught online, with the rest being taught face-to-face.
  • The face-to-face instruction is organized in three 3-day seminars.
  • Consisting of four blocks, spread out over 18 months;
  • Taught in English;
  • Students will complete the training by realizing their Final Product
  • After completion, students will receive both the ECHA Diploma and the Radboud University Certificate
  • International: European Council for High Ability (ECHA)
  • Dutch: NIP Kinder- en Jeugdpsycholoog (K&J) / NVO Orthopedagoog-Generalist (OG) (requested)
  • Dutch: Registerleraar
  • Dutch: CPION
What will you gain from this training programme?

Upon completion of the RITHA Specialist:

  • You will have gained experience and a deeper insight into identifying, educating and counselling gifted students in primary, secondary and higher education;
  • You will be up-to-date with the latest scientific insights about giftedness and you will be able to relate to them from different disciplines;
  • On the basis of the newest (academic) knowledge, you will be able to make a valuable contribution to improve education for all students, including those who are most talented.
  • You will be able to distinguish yourself as a post-academically trained gifted expert who is capable of consistently implementing educational and counselling resources for gifted students;
  • You will be part of an international network of professional experts on giftedness, who only settle for evidence-based applications and never stop learning;
  • You will receive both the ECHA Diploma and the Radboud University Certificate.
Who is RITHA for?

Do you work with gifted children, young people and/or adults in the education or care sector? Did you finish your professional training, at master or at (minimum) bachelor level? Then the Radboud International Training on High Ability programme will be the perfect next step in your professional development.

Requirements for potential students

  • A finished professional training, at master or at (minimum) bachelor level;
  • A work environment with gifted children, young people and/or adults in the education or care sector
  • English language proficiency
The RITHA Specialist Programme

RITHA offers you both online and in-person learning experiences: you’ll start with a group of fellow students, who you will meet in person during the seminars and on-line in the discussion boards. You will mostly be studying online in our inspiring online learning environment called Brightspace, where our lecturers will guide you. They will provide you with individual feedback on how to translate evidence based knowledge to your day-to-day practice. Next to this, you will work on a Personal Learning Plan (PLP), which will help you set your own personal goals and reflect on it.

The program is divided into four blocks:

Practical information

Costs, dates & locations

The costs of the RITHA Specialist trainings varies per region. Please check out the specific starting dates, cost and locations in the agenda.

Selection procedure

Applicants will apply for the RITHA training by filling in the application form and uploading their CV and motivation letter. Based on these documents, the applicants will or will not be accepted for the training, or will be invited for an interview with the programme director. The application deadlines for the upcoming trainings will be announced soon.

Absence regulations

Attendance during seminars is compulsory. The European Council for High Ability sets strict requirements for the number of face to face contact hours. To graduate, students must meet these requirements.

Study load

The RITHA Specialist training consists of a total of 840 study hours (30 ECTS), based on an average study load of 10-12 hours per week.

Contact us

If you require more information about the post-academic programme or have any further questions, please contact the programme coordinator, Lonneke Luycks, at info@RITHA.world

Starting dates:

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