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2022 - 2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022 - 2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education

The Gifted Education certificate is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics and unique needs of children with gifts and talents and the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to better meet their social, emotional, cognitive, curricular, and instructional needs.

Development of this program is based on the Virginia Department of Education Gifted Add-on Endorsement Requirements. Completion of the four gifted certificate courses will fulfill the courses required if the student wants to add the Gifted Endorsement to his/her Virginia teaching license. Certificate seeking, post-baccalaureate students who are currently licensed and teaching in the state of Virginia can have their employing school division apply to add the Gifted Endorsement to their existing license through the VDOE.

For certificate seeking, post-baccalaureate students who are not currently licensed to teach in the state of Virginia, this is a certificate-only program and cannot lead to initial licensure. William & Mary does not provide the Add-on Endorsement, each individual and school district must apply independently of William & Mary.