The Gifted Teacher Advanced Certificate Program allows individuals involved in education to specialize in teaching students who are exceptionally gifted and talented. Because those with exceptional learning capabilities require a different approach in the classroom, it is important for there to be teachers with the appropriate knowledge and skills in these areas. The program will help prepare students for the Gifted Content Specialty Test, which is required for a Gifted Certificate Extension, besides 12 credits of graduate courses (which can be taken from this program). This extension certificate is required for any teacher in New York to teach in a gifted classroom.
- Bachelor's degree
- Statement of goals
- Official Transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
- Satisfactory Grade Point Average (3.0 – 3.5 depending on program)
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)
The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) now administers both NCATE and TEAC accreditation. Current accreditation status under NCATE and TEAC for education programs will continue through the accreditation term, during which they will be CAEP Eligible.
School Accreditation Statement
Middle States Commission on Higher Education