Online Gifted Education Graduate Certificate
Arizona State University's gifted education graduate certificate teaches you how to identify and serve highly capable students and create the conditions needed for success in advanced learning. Whether you’re a teacher, administrator, school psychologist, behavior analyst or family member, completing a gifted education certification online will prepare you to provide valuable and relevant support to talented children.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 15
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What is a gifted education graduate certificate?
A gifted education graduate certificate focuses on theory and pedagogy in relation to the special talents and needs of high-performing students. Throughout this graduate certificate curriculum, 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, therefore 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 assist you in qualifying for the gifted education endorsement for K-12 education provided by the Arizona Department of Education. Please refer to the Arizona Department of Education’s website for additional requirements.
If you currently work or plan to work as an educator in another state, please contact your state department of education to confirm this program meets its educational standards and you’re eligible to apply for an endorsement in your area.
This certificate doesn’t lead to teacher certification. However, you can earn the gifted education certification on its own or complete a graduate degree at the same time. The Master of Education in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in gifted education is also available for those interested in a full-length graduate program leading to teacher certification.
Gifted education certification courses
The core and elective courses in this gifted education training certificate provide a common foundation for all students looking to advance in the field, along with the opportunity to dive deeper into an area of particular interest. Courses may 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 career paths include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
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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