Bridge the Learning Gap

NOTE: We can bring this program to your organization, or deliver it as a cohort. To express interest, submit the request for information form.

Make your mark on the gifted population; enroll in our program to meet the state educational training requirements for teaching GATE students. Enhance your skills in curriculum development and learn techniques to foster the unique talents and learning capacities of GATE students. The perks of this program go beyond the certificate. Take it to the next level by applying up to nine quarter units from the program toward a Master of Education with an emphasis in Equity and Diversity through the Graduate School of Education at UCR. Not only will you advance your professional career goals, you can immediately apply what you learn in the classroom to enrich the learning experience for your GATE students by cultivating those crucial high-level skills.

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    Est. Tuition $2,600

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    Learning Format Online

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    Duration 12-24 months *

    *Duration times can vary, talk to your advisor for more information.
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    Total Units 15 Units

Required Courses

Course Formats
Required (12.00 Units )
Teaching the Gifted and Talented: Guidance and Goals of the ProgramThis survey course focuses on the major components and issues of gifted and talented education.
3.00 Units
Teaching the Gifted and Talented: Recognizing Individual DifferencesExploration of the intellectual and social-emotional development of gifted students.
3.00 Units
Teaching the Gifted and Talented: Approaches to Curriculum and DesignClassroom approaches for applying current research on the education of gifted and talented students.
3.00 Units
Teaching the Gifted and Talented: Advanced Approaches to Curriculum DifferentiationAdvanced approaches to curriculum differentiation with hands-on experiences in thematic interdisciplinary teaching.
3.00 Units
Elective (3.00 Units )
Best Practices for Gifted English LearnersThe class will provide participants the opportunity to design and implement equitable learning opportunities that maximize achievement and academic success for gifted English learners, with a focus on elementary and middle school levels.
2.00 Units
Classroom Management Strategies for Teachers: K-6Practical and easy-to-apply strategies designed to improve the effectiveness of elementary school classrooms.
2.00 Units
Developing Leadership Skills With Gifted StudentsCharacteristics of gifted leaders, definitions of leadership, how to recognize potential leaders, and lessons and programs that offer leadership opportunities in and out of the classroom.
1.00 Units
Differentiating Instruction Using Prompts to Increase Higher-Level Thinking SkillsMethods for providing differentiated instruction using the Icons of Depth and Complexity developed by Sandra Kaplan.
1.00 Units
Gifted Students at RiskMethods for teaching the at-risk gifted child.
1.00 Units
Identifying the Educational Needs of Gifted Males, Ages 5-18Unique social, emotional, and academic needs of boys who have been identified as gifted.
1.00 Units
Teaching Creatively Gifted StudentsCharacteristics and needs of creatively gifted students and practical approaches for working with them.
2.00 Units
Maker Innovations for EducatorsAn introduction to Maker Education.
4.00 Units

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