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Gifted and Talented Education Certificate

UCSD Extension's Specialized Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education offers training for educators who want to teach and develop programs for gifted and talented students. The program meets training requirements for educators, counselors, psychologists, administrators, and others responsible for GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) program services.

The online program is designed for those new to gifted education and for experienced educators.

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Certificate Course Matrix
Course Title Course Number Units FA WI SP SU
Required Courses (All four courses are required)
Teaching the Gifted and Talented: Differentiating the Curriculum
EDUC-30087
3
O O O O
Teaching the Gifted and Talented: Recognizing Individual Differences
EDUC-30003
3
O O O O
Strategies for Teaching the Gifted and Talented
EDUC-30089
3
O O O O
Program Development for the Gifted
EDUC-30088
3
O O O O
Electives (0 units required - For Professional Development )
Differentiation System Design: District Initiatives
EDUC-31382
3
Schedule Varies
Differentiation System Design: School Practices
EDUC-31391
3
Schedule Varies
Differentiation System Design: Classroom Level
EDUC-31429
3
Schedule Varies
Practicum in Gifted and Talented Education
EDUC-31518
4.5
O      
L=La Jolla M=Mission Valley O=Online U=University City X=Location TBA
Certificate Programs

To Register in the Certificate Program

Certificate registration is required to complete the program. Candidates are encouraged to register in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits. See Certificate FAQs for more information.

Certificate Section ID: 100586 Add to Cart
Application Fee: $60
Contact: Education, (858) 534-9286
E-mail: unexeduc@ucsd.edu

Conditions for Admission

The required coursework offers a comprehensive examination of characteristics and identification, curriculum differentiation, teaching strategies, and program development for gifted and talented students in an online setting. Several courses also feature investigation and study in such specialized areas as technology, serving the second-language gifted student, and underachievement.

Certificate Guidelines

All teachers who wish to receive the Specialized Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) are required to:

  • Register in the certificate program.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Complete all four required online courses with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better.
  • Coursework must be completed within 5 years of beginning the program.

State Requirements

The Specialized Certificate in Gifted & Talented Education (GATE) program is offered to help teacher meet educational training requirements for teaching gifted & talented students and to keep teachers informed about recent research and curriculum development in the field.

Industry Requirements

If you wish to take one of the GATE online courses for professional development without registering for the program, you may do so.