Certificate in Gifted Education and Talent Development
Gifted students seek more challenges in their education, and you can be the one who helps develop their talents so they may thrive in the future. The Advanced Graduate Certificate (AGC) in Gifted Education and Talent Development provides training on how to identify, understand, nurture, and develop the talents of young people.
As suggested by the American Psychological Association Center for Gifted Education Policy, the Webster University program uses a broad definition of gifted and seeks to “enhance the achievement and performance of children and adolescents with special gifts and talents in all domains.” As suggested by the National Association for Gifted Children-Council for Exceptional Children (NAGC-CEC), educators of gifted need to understand “issues in conceptions, definitions, and identification of individuals with gifts and talents, including those of individuals from diverse backgrounds… [and they need to] promote and advocate for the learning and well-being of individuals with gifts and talents.”
This advanced graduate certificate is for educators who already have a master's degree and some experience with assessment and/or gifted education. This eighteen credit hour advanced certificate is for those who wish to make an even greater contribution at their workplace. Graduate students are encouraged to assume advocacy roles, to participate in professional organizations concerned with gifted education, and to contribute to professional conferences and publications.