Johns Hopkins University

School of Education

Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education

Address:

6740 Alexander Bell Drive

Columbia, MD 21046

United States

Phone:

1-877-548-7631

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education is designed to address the needs of current educators who are seeking MSDE Gifted and Talented Specialist certification and additional knowledge and skills in curriculum, instruction, and assessment to meet the needs of academically talented students in their classrooms. The program is recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education as meeting the requirements for Gifted and Talented Specialist certification in Maryland.

The program provides an 18-credit sequence of courses designed specifically for classroom and resource teachers who are working with gifted students. Candidates will study the foundations of gifted education, characteristics of gifted learners, and hone their knowledge and skills in curriculum, instruction, and assessment to meet the needs of academically talented students in their classrooms. As part of the program, candidates will observe gifted students and design and present lessons that are appropriate for gifted students’ cognitive and affective needs.

Students may combine this certificate with a second certificate to pursue the Master of Science in General Education Studies. Students interested in the two-certificate pathway to the master’s degree must apply for admission into the master’s and certificate programs concurrently.

The objectives of the program are to prepare students who are able to:

  • Understand the diverse factors that inform the identification and support of K-12 gifted students.
  • Create safe, inclusive, and culturally-responsive learning environments that support the social, emotional, and cognitive learning needs of diverse groups of gifted K-12 students.
  • Use assessments to identify gifted and talented students, assess their progress and modify interventions accordingly, and provide summative data on their accomplishments.
  • Be reflective, ethical professionals who support and advocate for gifted K-12 students through collaboration with families and colleagues, use of community resources, and on-going professional development.

Accreditation:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 18

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 774 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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