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Help Gifted Students Reach Their Potential with the Online Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education

Are you a teacher who wants to be more engaged with gifted and talented students? Liberty University’s 100% online Graduate Gifted Education Certificate is a program that will provide the training you need to help gifted students reach their highest potential. As a student in our gifted education certificate program, you will gain an understanding of the best practices for identifying and mentoring children with advanced intellectual and creative abilities. You will acquire skills to develop instructional methods and techniques for teaching gifted students, as well as how to create gifted education programs based on the needs of students and their school districts. You will learn how to work with administrations, school boards, and parents to be an advocate for gifted students in their schools.

Why Choose Liberty University’s Online Graduate Gifted Education Certificate?

A vast majority of Liberty’s online graduate education students are actively working as teachers, administrators, or in other support roles in their local school systems, so the flexibility of our online Graduate Certificate program is ideal. Liberty University’s online gifted education certificate can typically be completed in as little as one to two semesters, making it one of the fastest ways to learn new skills and begin investing in gifted and talented students!

What Will You Learn in the Online Gifted Education Certificate?

By pursuing our online Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education, you will receive an in-depth, concise overview of learning theories and best practices to engage with and mentor gifted students so they can reach their potential. Our online Gifted Education Graduate Certificate will guide you through an exploration of the unique emotional, academic, and social needs of gifted learners while providing a practical guide to building productive learning environments and securing funding and resources for your school’s gifted education program. The online Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education equips students to engage with the latest research and create effective Gifted Education programs so that they can provide the best environment to help their gifted students succeed.

You may also be interested in taking the next step in your education with Liberty’s Online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Gifted Education

Featured Courses

  • EDUC 526 – Principles & Practices in Gifted Education
  • EDUC 620 – Organization & Design of Gifted Education Programs
  • EDUC 621 – Educational Assessment for Special Needs
  • EDUC 627 – Readings & Research in Gifted Education

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Program Highlights
Certificate Info
Military Benefits
Admission Requirements

Program Highlights of the Online Graduate Gifted Education Certificate

  • By earning your Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education online from a nonprofit university whose online programs ranked in the top five of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility, you will be set apart from others in your field.
  • Tuition for all undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs has not increased in three straight years. While many other online colleges have raised tuition, Liberty has been able to keep costs low as a nonprofit university. 
  • The online Gifted Education Certificate is regionally accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
  • You can complete the online Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education in as little as one semester.
  • You may apply earned credits from the online Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education toward a relevant master’s degree.

Gifted Education Certificate Information and Requirements

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Military Benefits

Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students from all over the world. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey. As a thank you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits: 

  • Tuition discounts – $275 for graduate (per credit hour)
  • Eight-week courses, eight different start dates each year, and no set login times.

Admission Requirements for Online Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education

A regionally or nationally accredited Bachelor’s degree with a 2.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our Admission Requirements Page for more detailed admissions related information.

All Applicants Must Submit the Following:

  • Admission Application
  • Application fee*
  • Official college transcripts
  • Proof of English proficiency

*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.