Summer Certification

The Gifted Education program offers 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.

This certification extension is required in order to teach in gifted education programs in the State of New York. Coursework in this sequence can be used to meet certification requirements in other states as well. Individuals who complete the 12-credit sequence will apply directly to the State Education Department through the individual pathway in order to be granted the certificate extension. The gifted education extension applies to early childhood, elementary, and high school teacher.

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Admissions Information

Displaying requirements for the Spring 2024, Summer 2024, and Fall 2024 terms.

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Application Deadlines

Select programs remain open beyond our standard application deadlines, such as those with an extended deadline or those that are rolling (open until June or July). If your program is rolling or has an extended deadline indicated above, applications are reviewed as they are received and on a space-available basis. We recommend you complete your application as soon as possible as these programs can close earlier if full capacity has been met.

Application Requirements

To apply for admission as a non-matriculated student visit the Teachers College Office of Admission.

The course sequence is also open to Teachers College students in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching and students in other departments who can take the courses as electives in their programs.

Degree Requirements

Please contact the program for more information on course requirements.

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