Certificate of Graduate Studies in Gifted & Talented 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.


Online

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TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 17

APPROVED DEGREE PLAN: Click to download PDF

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2019-2020 Semester Check-In Deadlines:

All new students are expected to check-in for the semester 2 weeks prior to the session start date. Students should apply, be accepted, enroll in their first courses, and confirm a plan to pay for their courses prior to this date.

Session

Semester Check-In

Session Start Date

Session A

Friday, August 9

Monday, August 26

Session M

Friday, September 13

Monday, September 23

Session B

Friday, October 18

Monday, October 28

Session C

Friday, January 3

Monday, January 13

Session T

Friday, January 31

Monday, February 10

Session D

Friday, March 6

Monday, March 16

Session E

Friday, May 1

Monday, May 11

Session F

Friday, June 12

Monday, June 22

 

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.

  4. Complete your admissions questionnaire. In lieu of the previously required writing sample, please complete a brief admissions questionnaire based on your professional goals and interests. This should only take a few minutes to complete but please answer the questions completely and thoughtfully. This gives us a better opportunity to get to know you and align your objects with our programs. Once completed, it will be sent directly to an enrollment counselor who will be in touch with you right away to help complete the rest of your application.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 academic year is:

Degree Level / Program Cost Per Credit Hour
Certificate Program $200 per credit (In-state & Out-of-state)

 

Student Fees Per Semester

Library Orientation $50 (one-time fee)

*Rates are subject to change at any time.

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

Learn more about scholarships and financial aid.

Other

Currently licensed Virginia educators must successfully complete EGTL 580, which includes 45 university-supervised practicum hours in order to finish the program. Non-licensed Virginia students must successfully complete EFND 598 instead of EGTL 580. Students should consult with their School of Education Academic Advisor. Non-Virginia students must successfully complete EFND 598. Licensed teachers may customize their project to help meet their state internship/practicum requirements for adding the Gifted & Talented endorsement to their teaching license. Students should consult their state department of education for specific requirements and consult with their School of Education Academic Advisor.

Certificate of Graduate Studies in Gifted & Talented Education