CGS in Gifted & Talented Education

School of Education

The Certificate of Graduate Studies in Gifted & Talented Education is an online program designed to help educators develop and deliver effective instructional opportunities for gifted and talented students in public and private schools. Coursework is taught from a Christian perspective.

  • Complete 17 credit hours, including three master's–level courses in 8-12 months.
  • Design effective curriculum, instruction and assessment activities that develop both the academic and character of students.
  • Apply to the Virginia Department of Education to add the Gifted Endorsement to your teaching certificate.

This certificate may help advance your career in teaching and administration by equipping you as an expert in your field.

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Delivery Format: Online

Total Credit Hours Required: 17

Approved Degree Plan: Click to download PDF

Application Process – CGS in Gifted & Talented Education 

  1. Submit your online application. Please apply for Graduate level, then choose Online, Desired Program: Certificate of Graduate Studies in Education, Major: Gifted & Talented Education Certificate. Indicate the term you want to begin the course and Part-time.
  2. Pay your $25 application fee during the application process.
  3. Bachelor's Transcript - We are excited to offer you the service of requesting transcripts on your behalf using our Transcript Request Form.

Tuition for the 2017 - 2018 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Certificate $200

Student Fees

Fee Amount
Library Orientation $50
Blackboard Orientation $50
Technology Fee $300 per term
Parking Fee (On-Campus Students) $100 per term
Council of Graduate Students Fee $15 for spring & fall terms

Estimated Cost of Attendance: View the estimated cost of attendance to see an example of the total cost of tuition and fees. 

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