• Gifted Education Certificate

    Meet the needs of gifted and talented learners in your classroom.

    Thousands of students are identified as gifted and talented learners in our schools representing diverse populations in all of our communities and are capable of high achievement when they receive differentiated and challenging instruction.

    Hamline's Gifted Education Certificate prepares educators working both in and out of the classroom—teachers, administrators, curriculum specialists, resource teachers—to foster the growth and success of gifted and talented learners. This program also builds an educator's capacity to become a gifted program coordinator.

    Why Hamline?

    With a Gifted Education Certificate from Hamline, you will:

    • Learn to identify gifted and talented students among all learners using current research-based information.
    • Understand research-based instructional strategies to effectively differentiate curriculum for talented students.
    • Develop the ability to recognize the affective needs specific to gifted and talented students, including the causes of underachievement.
    • Discover new research-based inquiry strategies to challenge talented learners.
    • Explore new program models grounded in research for adaptation to your classroom or district.

    Program Overview

    Program delivery: Online 
    Time to complete: 9 to 12 months is typical
    Program start: Fall, Spring, and Summer terms
    Curriculum: 12 credits (10 required and 2 elective)
    Cost: View current tuition rates (See Continuing Studies and Certificates)

    Make Your Credits Count For More

    Your coursework in the Gifted Education certificate program may be applied to Hamline School of Education’s Master of Arts in Education.

  • Apply today. Our application process is quick and simple.

    To apply for admission to the Gifted Education Certificate program, please submit the following:

    • Online application (no fee).
    • Official transcript of a bachelor’s degree with a GPA of at least 2.5 from a regionally accredited college or university. This should be sent directly from the institution to Graduate Admission or provided in a sealed, signed envelope. You do not have to supply transcripts for courses taken at Hamline University.

    Apply Online

    Send remaining materials to:
    Office of Graduate Admission
    Hamline University
    1536 Hewitt Avenue, MS-A1710
    Saint Paul, MN 55104

  • ABE Licensure Option

    Interested in an ABE license to teach in Minnesota? Learn more about our ABE Licensure program.

    State Eligibility and Complaint Process

    Hamline University, like all higher education institutions, must follow individual state regulations before enrolling students outside of Minnesota in its online programs. Hamline can enroll students residing in most states, but please confirm whether your state is among the eligible states.   

    Hamline University is committed to providing outstanding online education. If you have a question, concern, or complaint about your online education experience at Hamline, please review our complaint process for online education at Hamline.

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    Continuing Studies Courses and Certificates

    Take a continuing studies course or certificate. Courses start throughout the year on campus or online.