School of Education - George Mason University

The Gifted Child graduate certificate 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 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