Online Gifted Education Graduate Certificate
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ASU’s online graduate certificate in Gifted Education prepares teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, behavior analysts, and family members to work effectively with gifted children.
As a student in the gifted education certificate program, you will gain an understanding of the theory and pedagogy needed to identify and serve gifted children. You will acquire skills to develop current instructional methods and services for these students, as well as how to create gifted education programs based on the needs of students and their school districts. You will learn how to work with administrations, school boards and parents and learn how to be an advocate for gifted students in their schools.
The program is ideal for public or private teachers in honors classrooms and those who want to gain new skills to increase their marketability, as well as administrators focused on becoming gifted coordinators.
This 15-credit hour certificate program consists of 5 classes. The graduate certificate can be completed within a two-year period while concurrently pursuing an online graduate degree or as a stand-alone certificate. A Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Gifted Education is also available. The program provides the 12 semester hours of coursework in gifted education required for the gifted education (K-12) endorsement from the Arizona Department of Education. Students should refer to the Arizona Department of Education website for additional requirements.
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Covers current and historical aspects of testing and measurement in the field of gifted education. Topics include: the history and purposes of IQ testing, definitions of various types of tests, purposes of testing for gifted education services, ability tests and achievement measures, how tests are used in Arizona in programs for gifted learners.
Explores the design of differentiated curriculum and instruction for gifted learners in elementary and secondary education.
Explores nature of creativity in terms of philosophical underpinnings, empirical evidence, human development, self-actualization, and the ecology surrounding the creative event.
Focuses on educational planning and guidance, social and emotional development, and family problem solving regarding needs of gifted children.
In-depth analysis of major controversies in educating the gifted, including nature/nurture, the role of mental tests, and sex differences.
Gifted children's characteristics, identification, needs, school and home environments, definitions, and misunderstandings. Research by Pressey, Stanley, Terman, and others.
Methods in teaching elementary and secondary school gifted children, including individualized and computer-assisted instruction, team teaching.
The faculty of Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge by drawing on a range of academic disciplines including cognitive science, sociology and psychology, gaining insight into important questions about student experience and outcomes. The faculty is committed to connecting research to schools and other learning environments. Our teacher and leadership preparation programs combine scholarly rigor with practical application.
Graduates with an ASU Online Gifted Education Graduate Certificate have career opportunities illustrated in the following list. Career examples include but are not limited to:
Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, preferably in education or related field, from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in the last 60 hours of a student's first bachelor's degree program, or applicants must have a minimum of a 3.00 cumulative GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") in an applicable master's degree program.
Applicants are required to submit:
- Graduate admission application and application fee
- Official transcripts
- Personal statement describing the applicant's interests and reason for seeking this certificate
- Proof of English proficiency
Additional Application Information
An applicant whose native language is not English (regardless of current residency) must provide proof of English proficiency.
GRE scores are not required for admission.
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