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Gifted Education


Official Name of Program

Gifted Education

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

ADVCERPB - Advanced Certificate Post Baccalaureate



NYSED Program Code

31157 - GIF-ADVCRT

CIP Code


Lehman College’s Online Advanced Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education offers candidates with initial teaching certification the opportunity to earn an extension in Gifted and Talented Education, which will enhance their teaching skills in the classroom. The online extension prepares candidates to identify students in their classrooms who manifest giftedness and to provide those students with differentiated instruction. This will enable all students, with diverse cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds, to meet their potentials and to succeed in the school environment. With specific emphasis on the urban environment, graduates will be able to meet the unique needs of underrepresented students and provide appropriate curricula at all levels of instruction.

  • 100% Online – no attendance required on campus

  • Affordable Tuition

  • Completion of certification in 11 months

  • Courses offered in summer, fall, winter, and spring

  • Courses taught by dedicated, caring faculty experienced in gifted and talented education with extensive experience in online education

Program Outcomes

  • The online certificate in Gifted and Talented Education provides students with the opportunity to increase their earning potential.

  • Graduates enhance their teaching skills and their abilities to differentiate for students with high potentials within their classroom environments.

  • Graduates understand the psychology, characteristics, and abilities of gifted students in an inclusive setting.

  • Graduates understand the unique characteristics of students who are gifted and talented in the urban setting and have the skills to meet all their students’ needs.

  • Graduates can collaborate with school staff and with parents and families to enhance opportunities for students who are gifted and talented.