Skip to Main Content Skip to Main Navigation

Give to Lehman

Lehman College

Online Advanced Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education

Online Advanced Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education

Lehman College’s Online Advanced Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education offers candidates with initial teaching certification the opportunity to earn an extension in Gifted and Talented Education, which will enhance their teaching skills in the classroom. The online extension prepares candidates to identify students in their classrooms who manifest giftedness and to provide those students with differentiated instruction. This will enable all students, with diverse cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds, to meet their potentials and to succeed in the school environment. With specific emphasis on the urban environment, graduates will be able to meet the unique needs of underrepresented students and provide appropriate curricula at all levels of instruction.

  • 100% Online – no attendance required on campus
  • Affordable Tuition
  • Completion of certification in 11 months
  • Courses offered in summer, fall, winter, and spring
  • Courses taught by dedicated, caring faculty experienced in gifted and talented education with extensive experience in online education

Program Plan

The 12-credit program is designed around 4 required courses. Each course involves 10 to 15 hours of observation and fieldwork. The program requires a total 50 hours of fieldwork and observation. Faculty will help facilitate fieldwork experiences that might include work in classrooms, community organizations, and informal settings. Access to a computer and the internet is required.

Required Courses (12 credits):

  • EDS 725:: Nature and Needs of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Gifted and Talented K-12 Students in Inclusive and Gifted Classes – 3 credits
  • EDS 726:: Assessment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Gifted and Talented K-12 Students in Inclusive and Gifted Classes – 3 credits
  • EDS 727: Best Practices for Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Gifted and Talented K-12 Students in Inclusive and Gifted Classes – 3 credits
  • EDS 728: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Gifted and Talented K-12 Students in the Home, School and Community – 3 credits