Gifted Education - Graduate Certificate

Gifted Education - Graduate Certificate

Important: This certificate plan is effective for those starting in the fall 2024 through summer 2025. This certificate plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change certificates.

Upon completion of this program, candidates who have a current initial license issued by the Virginia Board of Education are eligible for an Add-on Endorsement in Gifted Education.

Core Courses
EDGL 526Identification and Education of the Gifted Learner3
EDGL 619Supporting the Social, Emotional, and Guidance Needs of the Gifted3
EDGL 620Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Gifted Learners 13
EDGL 627Program Design and Services in Gifted Education3
Total Hours12

Candidates seeking the Gifted Education should take EDGL 598 as a co-requisite with EDGL 620

Field Experience Course
EDGL 598Field Experience Practicum: Gifted Learners 1,2,3,4,50
Total Hours0

Candidates seeking the Gifted Endorsement should take EDGL 598 as a co-requisite with EDGL 620


EDGL 598 requires a 45 hour practicum


EDGL 598 requires the cleared background check


EDGL 598 should not be taken during summer terms due to limited field placement availability


If a candidate is not seeking to fulfill the licensure practicum requirement, he/she may contact for opt out course availabilities


  • Candidates who want to apply certificate courses to a graduate degree program will have to abide by the GPA and grade requirements of that degree

Completion Requirements

  • 12 total hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable
  • 2.0 GPA
  • No grade of D may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Certificate must be completed within 3 years
  • Submission of Certificate Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Online Format

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