Gifted Education Extension Advanced Certificate


This advanced certificate program will prepare you to work effectively with exceptionally capable learners and to take leadership roles in the field. NYS certification in Gifted Extension requires a valid base NYS teacher certification and a passing score on the Gifted Content Specialty Test (CST).

Credits: 12

Certification: Gifted Extension certificate

Eligibility & Admission Requirements

This program is designed for applicants who hold New York State teacher certification.

  • New York State teacher certification and a minimum of 15 credits of graduate study (master’s degree preferred) in education for a specific school population, with at least one course in human development (including child or adolescent development)
  • A GPA of at least 3.5 in graduate courses
  • A personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate professional or academic sources

To Apply

To start your application, click here.

When applying to this program, under Program of Study, select School of Education – Special Education and Gifted Education Ext.

Related Programs

If you do not hold New York State teacher certification, consider applying for one of our master’s degree programs in Special Education.

Contact an Admissions Advisor

Program Coordinator

Elissa Brown