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 it does require the completion of additional coursework. California credentialed educators can take the Gifted Education Credential independently of our advanced degree programs.

Sample Courses

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

There are three paths for earning your Gifted Education Certificate.

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