Curriculum and Instruction Graduate Certificate - Gifted Child Education Concentration
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.
Note: The program described below has been approved by the Board of Visitors and sent to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia for consideration as a new degree program. The university cannot accept applications or enroll students in this program until SCHEV approval has been granted.
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.
- EDCI 621: Introduction to Gifted and Talented Learners (3 credit hours) *
- EDCI 622: Curriculum Differentiation for Diverse Learners (3 credit hours) *
- EDCI 623: Models and Strategies for Teaching Gifted Learners (3 credit hours) *
- EDCI 624: Assessment, Identification, and Evaluation of Gifted Learners (3 credit hours) *
- EDCI 625: Contemporary Issues and Trends in Gifted Education (3 credit hours)
- EDCI 626: Action Research in Gifted Education (3 credit hours)
- EDCI 627: Advanced Practicum in Gifted Education (3 credit hours)
- 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.