Gifted Education Extension (Advanced Certificate)
Welcome to the Gifted Education Extension (Advanced Certificate) program home page. Use this page as a guide to the program from acceptance to graduation.
This advanced certificate program is designed to provide educators with a solid background of expertise in gifted education, enabling them to work effectively with exceptionally capable learners, and to take leadership roles in the field.
Earn at least 12 credits
- Jason Riffaterre, Administrative Advisor
Newly Accepted Students
Getting Started and Orientation
New Student Checklist
Welcome to the School of Education! Visit the Newly Accepted Students page for a checklist to get you started at Hunter College.
New Student Support
If at any point you need support, please reach out to our New Student Liaison at email@example.com or make an appointment.
Students will attend three orientations to cover all the information needed to start your program:
- General New Student Orientation
- Program Advising Session
- Clinical Experiences and Fingerprinting Orientation
See “Program Related Events” for details about upcoming sessions.
Financing Your Degree
Visit the Financing Your Degree page for information.
Fingerprint Clearance Requirements
All students in teacher preparation programs as well as programs in school counseling need to be fingerprinted so that they are cleared to work with children in various settings including New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) public schools, charter networks, and other organizations. Visit the Fingerprinting page for requirements and procedures.
Students must meet with the program advisors to determine their particular course of study before registering for classes. For technical registration support and troubleshooting, please visit the Register for Classes page.
Hunter College Catalog
To review descriptions of specific courses and academic progress standards for the program along with exit requirements please use the course catalog for the year you were admitted to the program.
Course Catalog Summer 2022 onward
Course Catalog prior to Summer 2022
Students in the Gifted Education Extension (Advanced Certificate) program participate in developmental field experiences (fieldwork) administered by the Office of Clinical Experiences (OCE). There are no student teaching an/or practicum requirements.
Fieldwork is a classroom experience in a New York City Public School in conjunction with a course. Select courses have fieldwork requirements.
Registration and Placement Processes and Procedures
For courses with fieldwork components, after attending class and receiving instructions from your instructor, teacher candidates are responsible for identifying placement within New York State. Please refer to the NYC Department of Education at schools.nyc.gov to find a school in your neighborhood. Registration permission is not required.
Fieldwork Hours Time Record Form
Certification and Licensure
This program leads to New York State Gifted Extension certificate. Visit the Certification and Licensure page for information and support.
Graduation is the official completion of your program and conferral of an academic degree. In order to graduate, students must apply for graduation using CUNYFirst the semester before the semester of their planned graduation and complete any outstanding requirements by the stated deadlines. Visit the Graduation and Commencement page for complete information.