Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education
The Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education provides a specialized concentration of coursework for currently licensed educators seeking plus 18 credentials.
Admissions requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education include:
- Graduate School application
- Current teaching certificate
- College transcripts
All materials should be submitted by July 30.
Transfer Credit Policy
Students may receive credit for taking equivalent coursework at the graduate level at other institutions within the past five years. In some cases coursework may transfer. Up to 6 hours of transfer credit may be applied to this certificate, from CEC/NAGC/NCATE accredited teacher education programs.
Certificate Completion Requirements
Certificate completion requires 18 hours in the approved program of study with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Candidates are expected to complete the program within six years or less. Candidates who receive more than one grade below C+ will be dismissed from the program. All academic policies of the Graduate School apply (as specified in the current catalog at the time of admission).
The College of Charleston does not grant certification. Successful completion of the certificate provides the candidate with the gifted education coursework needed to be eligible to apply for the add-on certification from the Office of Teacher Certification, South Carolina Department of Education. Other graduate coursework for middle and secondary teachers may be necessary to obtain add-on certification from the South Carolina Department of Education.
Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education Course Requirements
The Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education is comprised of 18 hours, six courses, in graduate coursework, required for all levels (elementary, middle, and secondary).
Eighteen hours core in gifted and talented education courses required for all candidates (elementary, middle, and secondary):
The Nature and Needs of Gifted and Talented Students: Historical, Philosophical, and Current Perspectives (3) Fall and Spring
Introduction to Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted and Talented Students (3) Fall and Spring
Field Experience in Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted and Talented Students (3) Spring
Advanced Curriculum Practices for Gifted and Talented Students (3) Spring
Social and Emotional Development of Gifted and Talented Students (3) Fall
Special Topics in Education (3) Summer
For further information, please contact:
Dr. Julie Dingle Swanson
Associate Professor and Program Director