Graduate Continuing Studies
In today's schools, thousands of children and youth are identified as gifted and talented learners. These learners, who represent diverse populations in all our communities, are capable of high achievement when they receive differentiated and challenging instruction.
Hamline's Gifted Education Certificate prepares K-12 teachers, curriculum specialists, resource teachers, and administrators to foster the growth and success of gifted learners.
According to the National Association for Gifted Education, research indicates that teachers who have received training in gifted education are more likely to foster higher-level thinking, allow for greater student expression, consider individual student strengths and weaknesses, and provide a variety of learning experiences to challenge students.This vital expertise that benefits students is not developed merely as a result of one-hour training sessions; refining teacher skills requires high quality professional development, time, materials and continued support.
If you believe you have completed all of the requirements of the Gifted Education certificate, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request your printed certificate. Your transcript will be evaluated and you account checked for holds. We cannot issue certificates to people with financial holds on their account. Certificates are processed monthly and you can expect to receive it within four to six weeks after your request. In your request, please provide the following information: name as you would like it printed on the certificate, student ID, month and year of completion, and the mailing address where you would like the certificate sent. Congratulations on your hard work!
Teachers are required to take a total of twelve semester credits, which includes five required two-credit courses and two additional elective credits related to gifted education.
GTED 7601 Who Are the Gifted? (2 credits) GTED 7604 Identification and Assessment of Gifted (2 credits)GTED 7606 Affective Needs of Gifted Students: Counseling Issues and Techniques (2 credits)GTED 7607 Differentiation: Instructional Models & Strategies in Gifted Education (2 credits)GTED 7609 Gifted Education Program Models (2 credits)Arrangements can be made to have courses taught at school or district sites. Courses do not need to be taken in a specific order but it is helpful to start with GTED 7601 as that is foundational to the program. In addition, taking GTED 7609 last is advised as it assumes knowledge from the previous courses.
EDUC 6145 Ah the Differences: Boys & Girls Do Learn Differently? (2 credits) EDUC 6297 Using Questioning Techniques to Differentiate Curriculum (1 credit) EDUC 6306 Fostering Inquiry in the Classroom (1 credit) GTED 6011 Using Clustering to Meet the Needs of Gifted Students (1 credit) GTED 6030 Challenging Talented Readers (1 credit)GTED 6197 Differentiation for All Learners I (2 credits)GTED 6198 Differentiation for All Learners II (2 credits)GTED 6245 Inquiry for Gifted Students (1 credit)GTED 7021 Diversity & Gifted Education (1 credit)GTED 6998 Hormel Foundation Gifted and Talented Education Symposium (3 credits)GTED 6998 Minnesota Educators of the Gifted and Talented (MEGT) Conference (1 credit)
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$374 per credit
Private education loans are available to students enrolled in this program.
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