University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Gifted Education Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate - Gifted Education


Course Requirements12
Total Hours12

Degree Specific Credits: 12

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0


  • The certificate is a graduate level certificate that develops expertise in gifted and talented education by providing the specialized skills necessary to effectively teach high ability students. The Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education program enhances an educator’s ability to create inclusive programs for gifted students, and coordinate programs and services at the district level. The University of Montana is the only university in Montana offering this certificate. Courses are taught by faculty with extensive knowledge and expertise in gifted education.
  • The certificate aligns with the National Gifted Education Standards for Teacher Preparation. These national standards were developed by the National Association for Gifted Children in collaboration with the Council for Exceptional Children. The Certificate is offered completely online and is open to teachers across the U.S. and around the world.

Course Requirements

Complete all of the following courses:
EDU 561Introduction to Gifted/Talented Education3
EDU 562Social and Emotional Development of Gifted and Talented Learners3
EDU 563Methods and Curriculum for the Gifted and Talented3
EDU 564Planning Programs for the Gifted and Talented3
Total Hours12

Minimum Required Grade: C