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Gifted and Talented Education

(18 Credit Hours)

Gifted and Talented Education

As an educator, you inspire and lead a new generation to be good and productive citizens. Each class has a different collection of personalities and aptitudes, and each student you engage and academically challenge accordingly. As you complete this graduate certificate, you will build an understanding of what is different about the learning needs of gifted and talented students. In the process, you’ll explore how to teach students with high ability. We help you identify new approaches to your curriculum that enable you to create challenge for academically gifted and talented students at the elementary, middle or secondary levels. You will gain an understanding of why these students may be unmotivated and may be low achievers. You will also gain insight into gifted and talented students who may be learning disabled, diagnosed with ADHD or classified with some other exceptional learning needs, and might also come from low-income and minority backgrounds.

Admissions Criteria

  • Official transcripts from all academic institutions
  • Current teaching certificate

2016-17 Tuition

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Application Deadlines

  • Fall: March 1, Priority; July 1, Final
  • Spring: November 1

Julie Dingle Swanson
Program Director