In addition to earning a Master’s of Education in Advanced Instruction, candidates have the opportunity to earn a Certificate in Gifted Education. The certificate program is designed to help you develop the specialized knowledge and skills needed to recognize and respond to individual differences among gifted and talented students and to address the varying needs, interests and abilities of all students.
Designed by Dr. Sandra Kaplan, renowned leader in Gifted Education, the certificate will help candidates understand how to:
- Work with gifted and talented students to provide them with the challenges and motivation to achieve high academic and learning goals.
- Recognize and respond to individual differences among students.
- Acquire the specialized skills to construct a differentiated curriculum.
- Develop a repertoire of pedagogical practices that can be applied to all learners within the same classroom.
Candidates in the Elementary STEM, Secondary STEM or Secondary Humanities program tracks will take an additional 3-unit elective and will complete assignments in their Capstone courses that are tailored to address the needs of gifted and talented students.
Candidates in the Differing Abilities track will not need to take additional coursework, but will need to complete assignments in their Capstone courses that are tailored to address the needs of gifted and talented students.
Click here to learn more about the program or to speak with an Admissions Counselor call 1.888.628.1872.