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GATE Certificate

Program Details

California State University in Fullerton offers the GATE certificate, which may be completed entirely through a virtual classroom, allowing students the flexibility to earn skills to pursue advanced career opportunities. 

The Gifted And Talented Education (GATE) certificate program follows standards set by the California Department of Education and builds on already learned foundations of special and gifted teaching curriculums. The five-course program is designed for teachers currently working in a GATE program or those who wish to enhance their skills to pursue such careers. The five courses delve into essential topics of interest for GATE teachers, and include: 
• Introduction to Talented & Gifted: Working with High Achievers
• Differentiated Instruction for the Gifted Student 
• Developing Curriculum for the Gifted Students 
• Social & Emotional Issues of the Gifted Student 
• Identification of the Gifted Students 

Completion of the required courses should enable current and new teachers to meet the increasing standards for professional development. Teachers of special education and gifted students may also increase marketability and earn positions of leadership in many educational environments.


Designed for teachers who are currently teaching GATE students or have the potential to be placed in that assignment.

Accreditation & Licensing

Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission


Due to state and federal regulations, non-California residents may only enroll in CSUF online courses when their state has authorized CSUF as a provider.