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This certificate is designed for professionals who are interested in working with gifted children. Students completing this certificate fulfill the requirements for add-on endorsement in gifted education for currently-licensed teachers.

This graduate certificate may only be pursued on a part-time basis.


For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.

Banner Code: E1-CERG-AGCE

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 21


EDCI 621Introduction to Gifted and Talented Learners3
EDCI 622Curriculum Differentiation for Diverse Learners3
EDCI 623Models and Strategies for Teaching Gifted Learners3
EDCI 624Assessment, Identification, and Evaluation of Gifted Learners3
EDCI 625Contemporary Issues and Trends in Gifted Education3
EDCI 626Action Research in Gifted Education3
EDCI 627Advanced Practicum in Gifted Education 13
Total Credits21

One year of successful full-time teaching in an accredited public or non-public school may be accepted in lieu of the EDCI 627 Advanced Practicum in Gifted Education (VA Licensure Regulations for School Personnel, 1998).