Talent Development and Gifted Education Certificate

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Fully Online
$732.00 per credit (MN resident); $1,133.00 per credit (nonresident)
Total Credits
Graduate Certificate
Application Deadlines
Spring semester: October 15; Fall semester: March 1
Twin Cities
College of Education and Human Development
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 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.