School of Education - George Mason University

The Gifted Child graduate certificate concentration is designed for currently licensed teachers who are interested in working with gifted children and fulfilling the requirements for an add-on endorsement in gifted education.

The 21 credit Gifted Child Education graduate certificate option provides advanced professional development through endorsement or master's degree for teachers of gifted students. The concentration meets NAGC/CEC graduate standards and focuses on culturally diverse, multilingual, twice exceptional, and traditionally defined gifted students and programs.

Note:

  • One year of successful full-time teaching in an accredited public or non-public school may be accepted in lieu of the EDCI 627 practicum (VA Licensure Regulations for School Personnel, 1998). A 3-credit elective course must be chosen with advisor approval to meet the 21-credit requirement.
  • *EDCI 621-624 are the four courses required for VA GCE endorsement.

  • Students must earn a B- or higher in all coursework.

Total: 21 credits