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Talent Development and Gifted Education Certificate

  • Delivery: 
    Fully Online
  • Cost: 
    Per credit: $711.00
  • Total credits: 
  • Credential: 
    Graduate Certificate
  • Application deadlines: 
    March 1 for spring; October 15 for fall and summer
  • Campus: 
    Twin Cities
  • College: 
    College of Education and Human Development
  • Department: 
    Educational Psychology

This program gives K-12 and postsecondary teachers, administrators, and education professionals the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement, and supervise programs in the education of gifted and talented students. This program prepares graduates to encourage and develop human talents in areas of academic, artistic, and athletic, and other skills.


This program is designed for degree-seeking or nondegree-seeking students who have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. The program is only available to international students enrolled in a concurrent graduate program. Students must complete at least 12 credits of the following coursework:

  • EPSY 5101—Intelligence and Creativity (3 cr)
  • EPSY 5191—Education of the Gifted and Talented (3 cr)
  • EPSY 5991 (Section 4)—Independent Study in Educational Psychology (3 cr)


One elective course (minimum 3 credits) is required with approval of the certificate program director. Examples include coursework in learning and cognition, social psychology of education, measurement, or coursework in another discipline such as curriculum and instruction, educational administration, child development, or psychology.