Ball State's Gifted and Talented License and Certificate program is one of few in the nation that aligns with standards set by the National Association for Gifted Children-Council for Exceptional Children, and we have national accreditation through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).  

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

This 12 credit-hour program requires completion of four courses and can be completed in only six months. 

Indiana Teachers

These courses align with Indiana’s graduate licensure standards for gifted and talented education.

Out-of-State Teachers

Teachers in other states can earn gifted and talented certificates. Check your state's requirements for courses necessary for endorsement or add-on licensure.

Course Offerings

  • 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.

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

Costs and Financial Aid (2016-17)


  • Indiana Residents: $394 per credit hour
  • Out-of-State Residents: $590 per credit hour

Technology Fees

  • 0-3 credit hours per semester - $58
  • 4-6 credit hours per semester - $110
  • 7+ credit hours per semester - $168

Learn more about tuition and financial aid.

Take the Next Step

Apply now or request information.