Graduate Certificate in Gifted Endorsement
California University of Pennsylvania

Program Details

The online Graduate Certificate in Gifted Endorsement program prepares students for specialist teaching jobs such as gifted education specialists, gifted program teachers, master teachers, and Talented and Gifted (TAG) teachers.  The curriculum teaches students about the foundational ideas, theories, and resources for gifted education; and about master strategies, methods, and techniques for developing and delivering differentiated curricula appropriate for meeting the academic and emotional needs of gifted learners.  Students will also be able to define and learn to recognize how intelligence, aptitude, achievement, and creativity manifest in gifted learners.


  • Bachelor's degree in teacher education with a GPA of 2.80 or higher (Students with a GPA below 2.80 may apply for conditional admission) or 12 credits completed with a grade of B or better in a graduate education program
  • Official transcripts from an accredited undergraduate institution

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education