Expanding Your Education Skills

Regis University’s College for Professional Studies graduate certificate in Gifted & Talented Graduate Certificate (Non-Endorsement) is designed for current educators seeking to complement their existing license, upgrade their skills and credentials or transition into one of our Master of Education programs.
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Gifted & Talented Graduate Certificate

Certificate Overview

Offered both online and on-campus, the graduate certificate in Gifted & Talented Education provides a solid background in identification, instruction and assessment of gifted and talented K-12 students. Courses from this 12-credit-hour certificate are useful for general educators looking to gain an understanding of how gifted/talented student needs can be met using the state supported Response to Intervention (RtI) model of instruction.

Total Gifted/Talented Certificate Requirements: 12 credit hours

Learn more about certificate programs offered by Regis University, including the minimum number of credit hours, cost estimates, related occupations and loan information.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this certificate at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 12.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Certificate: Gifted and Talented Education

EDGT 600 - Introduction to the Gifted Learner

Overview and general knowledge about gifted education as well as history, theories, educators, and research. Addresses topics such as characteristics and needs of gifted children, brain-research, creativity and successful strategies.

EDGT 601 - Indentification and Curriculum

Focuses on identification of gifted and talented students; development of curriculum and teaching practices centered on current research models in this field.

Pre-requisite: EDGT*600

Electives

The course descriptions for the above mentioned class could not be found. Please contact Academic Records & Registration at 303-458-4126 with questions. Some additional course information is available and shown here.

(6SH)
Take 6 semester hours from:
EDGT 602-Affective and Social Needs
EDGT 603-Special Populations in Gifted and Talented
EDGT 605-Divergent Thinking in Gifted and Talented Education

Course Descriptions

Listed below are the available courses offered at Regis University within this respective certificate program. The courses below include the degree program requirements as well as courses. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for recent changes and updates.

EDGT 600 Introduction to the Gifted Learner (3.00)

Overview and general knowledge about gifted education as well as history, theories, educators, and research. Addresses topics such as characteristics and needs of gifted children, brain-research, creativity and successful strategies.

EDGT 601 Indentification and Curriculum (3.00)

Focuses on identification of gifted and talented students; development of curriculum and teaching practices centered on current research models in this field.

Pre-requisite: EDGT*600

EDGT 602 Affective and Social Needs (3.00)

Addresses affective and social needs of gifted learners such as learning styles, multiple intelligences, stress, perfectionism, gender issues, parent role, resources, choices and challenges of being gifted.

Pre-requisite: EDGT*600

EDGT 603 Special Populations in GT (3.00)

Studies areas of exceptionalities with gifted students; includes identification, assessment, and interventions for twice-exceptional, profoundly gifted, under-achieving student, ethnically, linguistically and culturally diverse students as well as the socio-economically deprived student.

Pre-requisite: EDGT*600

EDGT 605 Divergent Thinking in GT Education (3.00)

Focuses on the problems in teaching critical and creative thinking. Includes strategies and activities for teaching about thinking and metacognition.

Pre-requisite: EDGT*600

How to Apply

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

Applicants seeking a graduate academic certificate from the College for Professional Studies must possess a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.

  • Application: Completed application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official transcripts from each previously attended U.S. regionally accredited college or university. Official transcript must be sent directly from your previously attended schools to the CPS Admission Office.
  • Minimum overall GPA of 2.75 from previously attended colleges and universities
  • Critical analysis essay
  • Current resume
  • One recommendation form from a principal, colleague or supervisor who knows your work in a professional setting (observation form not needed)
  • Copy of current teaching license
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed
  • Once registered in your first course, a $90 Task Stream fee will be applied toward your tuition. This fee is eligible for financial aid. Task Stream creates a webfolio where all evaluations, projects, papers and field hours are tracked in once place, which can be provided as a link to principals when you apply for teaching positions.

Application Deadlines*

Term Class Start Application Deadline
Summer 2014 May 5, 2014 April 7, 2014
Fall 2014 August 25, 2014 July 28, 2014

*Your application file including all requirements, documents and fees, must be completed by the application deadline.

Tuition

Regis University Tuition: Gifted and Talented Education Graduate Certificate

Course Format Estimated Total Program Cost Credit Hours Required Cost per Credit Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Classroom $5,775 12 $475 $75
Online $5,775 12 $475 $75

Directed study costs $475 per credit hour

Please note: Additional fees may apply to Regis University students. Please contact an admissions counselor at 800.944.7667 for information.