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Program at a Glance

Online Certificate
College of Community Innovation and Education
Credit Hours
Most Innovative University 2022

Enrich the learning experience of gifted students.

Gifted students require teachers and administrators to employ innovative approaches. When you assume a leadership role in gifted education, you’re committing to leveraging cutting-edge techniques that allow these students to thrive.

Through UCF Online you’ll gain the skills you need to support and enrich gifted learners. With courses that cover topics such as curriculum and instruction, theory of creativity, differentiation, counseling and more, you’ll be well-positioned to provide accelerated, enriching curriculum. You’ll look to research-based best practices to develop a deep understanding of giftedness that can be immediately applied in your own classroom or educational setting.

This program is designed for educators and classroom teachers, as well as other professionals whose work impacts gifted and talented students. Your graduate certificate in gifted studies will allow you to lead the way in gifted education through innovative teaching techniques. Get started today and earn your certificate online

Gifted Teacher writing a report.

Application Deadlines

December 1
April 1
July 1

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Course Overview

Understanding the Gifted/Talented Student

A study of characteristics of the gifted/talented students; theories and research; identification procedures; special problems; educational forces.

Focuses on needs of gifted subgroups, including females, minorities, handicapped, and students with learning and emotional problems.

This course focuses on the concept of creativity and explores various means of integrating creative strategies and instructional content areas.

Skills You'll Learn

  • Meet the learning needs of diverse advanced, gifted and talented learners.
  • Learn strategies that model best practices of pre-assessment, curriculum compacting, differentiated and independent learning, extended curriculum, and creative productivity.
  • Expand your understanding of research in regards to diverse advanced, gifted and talented learners.

Career Projections


Annual Job


Job Growth
2019 - 2029

Source: Lightcast™ . 2024

Career Opportunities

  • behavior analyst
  • educator
  • school administrator
  • school psychologist