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Gifted Education
Teachers College, Columbia University
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Gifted Education

In the Department of Curriculum & Teaching

Program Documents > Special Requirements

Special Requirements

Admission to programs leading to the M.A. degree is determined on the basis of academic ability as evidenced by success in prior academic work and/or other measures of academic aptitude and demonstrable potential for excellence in teaching or development activities in education. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is not required for admission to the M.A. programs. The Depart-ment of Curriculum and Teaching evaluates M.A. applications three times per year. For information on application deadlines, see the Admissions section of this bulletin.

Professional Certification Program leading to the Extension in Gifted Education — (32 points)

The Nature of Giftedness (7-12)

Required Courses:
  • C&T 4021  Nature and needs of gifted students (2-3)     
  • C&T 4026  Giftedness and intelligence: Theoretical approaches (2-3)     
  • C&T 5506  Seminar in Gifted education (3)
Elective Course:
  • C&T 4025  Educating young potentially gifted children (2-3)

Teaching Gifted Students (6-8)

Required Courses:
  • C&T 4023  Differentiated curriculum for gifted students (2-3)     
  • C&T 4022  Instructional models in the education of gifted students (1-3)     
  • C&T 4024  Planning and implementing programs for gifted students (3)
Out-of-Program Requirements (9-16 )

Additional courses to be determined in consultation with your advisor.

Field Placement (3)
  • C&T 4702  Student teaching - giftedness (3)     
  • C&T 5302  Advanced practicum - giftedness (3)

Culminating Project (0)

A culminating project, arranged in consultation with your advisor, that demonstrates your ability to integrate your theoretical knowledge with practical problems and issues in gifted education.