Certificate in Gifted Education

The Certificate in Gifted Education prepares educators to identify and respond to differences among gifted and talented students by providing the specialized knowledge necessary to address the varying needs, interests, and abilities of each student. The program gives graduates the unique skill set needed to recognize manifestations of giftedness among students with diverse cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds, particularly in urban education settings. Graduates will have the ability to identify underrepresented students as gifted and provide the appropriate curriculum to meet the needs of each student.

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Certificate in Gifted Education

Curriculum Overview

Programs of Study

This program is available as an add-on to our Master of Arts in Teaching program, and requires the completion of additional coursework.

Coursework Examples

  • Political and Academic Issues Facing Gifted Students
  • Differentiated Curriculum and Pedagogy for Gifted Students
  • Multimedia Literacy

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We would literally be discussing a concept in class one night, and the next day I was using it in my classroom.

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The Admissions Committee seeks students whose academic background, professional goals, personal commitment and communication skills meet the demands of the program, and show promise for a successful career as a teacher.

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