Gifted and Talented Education License and Certificate

A high ability license or certificate will give you the tools to work with your schools’ brightest students. Our program will teach you to:

  • identify gifted and talented students
  • evaluate students and programs
  • design appropriate curricula for talent development
  • meet the social and emotional needs of gifted students

Indiana teachers can earn gifted and talented licenses through this 12-credit-hour program, which you can complete in as few as six months. Teachers in other states can earn gifted and talented certificates.

Courses align with Indiana’s graduate licensure standards for gifted and talented education. Also, our program is one of few in the nation that completely aligns with standards set by the National Association for Gifted Children-Council for Exceptional Children.

Our program has national accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  

You may also apply these courses to a master’s degree in educational psychology.

Courses You Will Take

  • EDPS 520 - Introduction to the Gifted and Talented Student
  • EDPS 621 - Identification and Evaluation of Gifted and Talented Students
  • EDPS 625 - Models and Strategies for Gifted Education
  • EDPS 611 - Development of Creative Thinking or EDPS 623 The Social and Emotional Development of Gifted Students

This certificate is offered 100 percent online.

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Department of Educational Psychology
Teachers College (TC), Room 505
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-8500
Fax: 765-285-3653
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