The Gifted & Talented certificate provides specialized teacher training to prepare educators to develop and deliver effective instructional opportunities for students identified as Gifted and Talented in public and private schools. The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Gifted and Talented Education (CGS) program highlights the unique educational and developmental needs of gifted students and how to develop appropriate curriculum, instruction and assessment activities when working with gifted and talented students. Upon completion of the certificate, individuals may apply to the Virginia Department of Education to add the Gifted Endorsement to their teaching certificate. Learn more about Licensure Regulations from the Virginia Department of Education.
Program Highlights Include:
*Practicum: Includes 45-hours of practicum work in a gifted classroom. Prospective students are encouraged to consult with their school administration regarding the practicum requirement and its fulfillment as a contracted school employee. Non-licensed Virginia students must successfully complete EFND 598 instead of EGTL 580.
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