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The Department of Curriculum and Teaching
Welcome to Gifted Education
Students who are interested in gifted education have two options on the M.A. level at Teachers College.
Those with no background in education can obtain the extension in gifted education as well as certification as an elementary school teacher through the Elementary Inclusive Education Program with the gifted extension (ELGF-DUAL).
MA: Elementary Inclusive Education Initial Certification with Gifted Extension
The gifted education extension option allows students in the Elementary Inclusive Education Program to receive the New York State extension in gifted education along with their initial elementary education certification by including 12 credits in gifted education in their course of study.
MA: Professional Certification Program leading to the Extension in Gifted Education
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.
A 12-credit summer course sequence that allows students who hold, or will soon obtain, a valid initial or professional teaching certificate in New York State to also meet the educational requirements for the New York State certification extension in gifted education.
Ed.D. with a concentration in Gifted Education
Please note: The Ed.D. with a concentration in Gifted Education is available through the Curriculum and Teaching program
Coordinator: Professor James H. Borland
Contact Person: Professor James H. BorlandPhone: 212.678.3801 Fax: 212.678.4048