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Officially approved as:

Stand Alone: Yes

Total Credit Hours: 12

Certificate description: The 100% online Gifted Education Certificate will prepare highly qualified educators to provide evidence-based practices and supports to gifted children and their families. Scholars completing the certificate program will be able to deliver EBPs that are effective in supporting gifted and talented learners to achieve long-term outcomes of student success. This graduate certificate may serve as a stand-alone credential or be applied towards the required coursework to obtain gifted teaching certification and/or a master’s degree.

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Admission Criteria

Application Deadlines

  • Fall deadline: May 15
  • Spring deadline: October 15
  • Summer deadline: March 15

Required Application Materials

For the Graduate School

  • Completed Graduate School online application
  • Unofficial Transcripts- As part of the application submission process, all applicants are required to upload unofficial copies of all post-secondary transcripts to the online application. Official transcripts are only required if accepted by the academic program.
  • Official Results of English Proficiency Exams (International applicants only)

For the Graduate Certificate Program

  • Unofficial transcript
  • Personal data sheet (built into the Graduate School online application)
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume/CV
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • GRE score report (optional)