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Gifted, Talented and Creative Teachers Certificate Online

Prepare to deliver rigorous, inspiring curriculum and instruction to both nurture and challenge advanced students.

Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24
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Next Apply Date: 8/5/24
Next Class Start Date: 8/20/24

Program Overview

What our Gifted, Talented, and Creative Teachers Certificate offers

This certificate in Gifted Education will prepare teacher candidates to facilitate or coordinate programs for gifted, talented, and creative students within Arkansas and other states. This licensure program certifies teachers for Gifted Education K-12.

As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in his/her state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program.

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Total Tuition: $6,120
Program Duration: Varies
Credit Hours 18
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Affordable tuition at A-State

Our Gifted, Talented and Creative Teachers Certificate online program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $340
Total Tuition: $6,120


Our application deadlines and class schedules

Our Gifted, Talented and Creative Teachers Certificate online program is designed to be flexible and convenient for working professionals, featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates a year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 8/5/24
Start Class 8/20/24

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Find your fit for our online program

Students interested in this certificate program do not need any teaching experience.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid teaching license

  • Have a Baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.75 on a 4.00 scale from an accredited institution
  • Valid teaching certificate
  • A written commitment from an educator who will function as your mentor during the degree program. Applicants should review the qualifications and responsibilities with their chosen mentor prior to having the mentor complete the Mentor Form.

For further information concerning admissions, contact A-State Online Services at 866-881-3168, or email the Graduate Admission Coordinator.

If you have questions during that time, you can use our Self Service feature, which allows you to see when transcripts and teaching certificates reach our offices. When you receive your decision letter, it will provide instructions for enrolling yourself into the program and downloading the necessary software. If you have questions during this process, please call us at 866-621-8096.

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While not required for admission, Teacher/Leader Effectiveness Credentials will be required prior to registering for your first course.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

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c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

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Learn more about our gifted education online certificate plan

Students in the Gifted, Talented and Creative Teachers Certificate online program must complete the following six courses (18 credit hours).

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this certificate.

Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
A comprehensive study of gifted, talented and creative learners including characteristics, identification procedures, appropriate educational services, and social needs of this population in a variety of educational settings.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focus is on current theory and practice in planning educational programs for gifted, talented, and creative students.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Explores creativity as a meaningful curriculum effort for education of creative students with an emphasis is on the theoretical aspects of creative and productive thought and on the practical application of theory to foster creativity in the classroom.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Instruments will be reviewed and administered for the purpose of preliminary screening and identification in order to determine differentiated programming for the gifted, talented, and creative.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Learning experiences are provided which incorporate skills in classroom organization, management, planning, and teaching in a field setting gifted, talented, and creative. Permission of program director required.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of the social and emotional needs of children who have diverse learning needs.

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