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GT and Creative Teachers Cert.
Gifted, Talented, and Creative Teachers Certificate Online

Program Overview


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.

icon $5,512.50 Total Tuition
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icon $5,512.50 Total Tuition
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Tuition


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

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Total Tuition $5,512.50
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $306.25
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$268.00 $38.25 $306.25 $804.00 $114.75 $918.75

Calendar


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.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Spring 2019 7wk 1/14/2019 3/1/2019 12/3/2018 12/10/2018 1/5/2019 1/11/2019 2/19/2019
7wk 3/11/2019 5/3/2019 2/18/2019 2/24/2019 3/1/2019 3/8/2019 4/17/2019
Summer 2019 5wk 5/28/2019 6/28/2019 5/6/2019 5/13/2019 5/17/2019 5/24/2019 6/14/2019
5wk 7/1/2019 8/2/2019 6/10/2019 6/17/2019 6/21/2019 6/28/2019 7/19/2019
Fall 2019 7wk 8/19/2019 10/4/2019 7/29/2019 8/5/2019 8/9/2019 8/16/2019 9/24/2019
7wk 10/14/2019 12/6/2019 9/23/2019 9/30/2019 10/4/2019 10/11/2019 11/13/2019
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Admissions


Students interested in this certificate program must have two years of teaching experience. Review the full admission requirements below.

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Valid teaching certificate
  • Two years of teaching experience. Please submit Teaching Experience Verification Form
  • 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.

Note: It will take approximately three weeks for A-State to make a decision on your application. 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 866-621-8096.

Arkansas State University is authorized for operation as a postsecondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view detailed job placement and completion information on the programs offered by Arkansas State University, please visit www.state.tn.us/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

Additional Information

Submit all documents to:

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

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: academicpartnerships@astate.edu

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

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

Courses


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

ELSE 5703: Identification, Nature, and Needs of the Gifted, Talented, and Creative

Duration: 7 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.

ELSE 5713: Educational Procedures and Materials for the Gifted, Talented, and Creative

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Focus is on current theory and practice in planning educational programs for gifted, talented, and creative students.

ELSE 6433: Creativity

Duration: 7 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.

ELSE 5723: Assessment or Programming for Gifted, Talented, and Creative

Duration: 7 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.

ELSE 6833: Practicum for Gifted, Talented, Creative (Internship)

Duration: 7 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.

ELSE 6033: Affective Programming in the Classroom

Duration: 7 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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