Online Gifted Education Graduate Certificate
Securing a gifted education certification empowers you to identify and serve highly capable students, creating the conditions needed for success in advanced learning. Whether you’re a teacher, administrator, school psychologist, behavior analyst or family member, completing a gifted and talented certification online means you can provide valuable and relevant support.
Next start date: 01/09/2023
Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 15
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What is a gifted education graduate certificate?
Arizona State University’s gifted education graduate certificate focuses on theory and pedagogy as it relates to high-performing students, taking their special talents and needs into account. You’ll learn how to develop and provide the most current and relevant instructional methods and services to gifted learners. Technology is a critical resource in educating talented learners, so many courses present valuable digital tools for engagement.
Will this certificate get me a gifted education endorsement?
If you’re already a credentialed educator in Arizona, successfully completing this gifted education training will help you qualify for the gifted education endorsement for K-12 education provided by the Arizona Department of Education. You should refer to the Arizona Department of Education website for additional requirements.
If you work as an educator in another state, or plan to do so, please contact your state department of education to confirm this program meets its educational standards and that you’re eligible to apply for an endorsement in your area.
This certificate does not lead to teacher certification. You can earn the gifted education certification on its own or complete a graduate degree at the same time. A Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Gifted Education is also available.
Will my gifted education certificate say 'online'?
No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” That’s because ASU Online students learn from the same faculty and receive the same course content as in-person students receive.
Gifted education certification courses
The core and elective courses in this gifted education training program provide a common foundation for all students, along with the opportunity to dive deeper into an area of particular interest. Featured courses include:
Advising the Gifted Learner: Social and Emotional Needs
Creativity: Research and Development in Gifted Education
Special Populations in Gifted Education
The Gifted Learner: Foundations of Identification, Education and Development
Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners: Teaching Method
Teaching the Gifted Learner: Models, Methods and Programs
Testing and Measurement in Gifted Education – Methods
What can I do with a gifted education certificate?
With a gifted education certification, credentialed teachers can seek opportunities in honors classrooms and administrators can apply for roles as coordinators for gifted students. Additionally, support staff can learn to better understand high-performing students. Potential paths include:
Admission requirements for the gifted education certificate
Applicants to the graduate certificate in gifted education program must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
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