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Gifted Education

This coursework is designed for licensed K-12 teachers who want to enhance their ability to differentiate instruction and better serve the learning styles of their students. The research-to-practice model allows you to implement research-based practices into your classroom and immediately enhance the learning outcomes of your students.

Coursework is aligned with the Ohio Department of Education Gifted, Creative and Talented Endorsement for Ohio teachers who are interested in pursuing this additional credential. Through the School of Education, all teacher preparation programs are CAEP-approved.


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College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services


University of Cincinnati
PO BOX 210002
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0002
Amy Hoerst
Phone: 513-556-6399

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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Gifted Education Curriculum

Predominant Program

    Gifted Education Curriculum
    • CI6060, Gifted: Overview of Teaching Children and Youth who are Gifted, Creative or Talented, 3
    • CI6061, Gifted: Creating Learning Environments for Children and Youth who are Gifted, Creative or Talented, 3
    • CI6062, Gifted: Assessment of Children and Youth who are Gifted, Creative or Talented, 3
    • CI6063, Gifted: Collaboration on Behalf of Children and Youth who are Gifted, Creative or Talented, 3
    • XXXXxxxx, Students will complete CI6064 Gifted Practicum., 6

Admission Requirements

  • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Current and active early childhood, middle childhood, adolescent/young adult, or multi-age teaching license
  • Two satisfactory letters of reference
  • Satisfactory Candidate Dispositions Progress Report, completed by a supervisor or principal
  • Professional goals statement

Candidates who are pursuing an Ohio GCT Endorsement must also successfully complete each required course with at least a C grade and all performance assessments embedded in courses and practicum.

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The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

This certificate is nationally recognized by the Council for Exceptional Children.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Effective July 1, 2011, federal regulations published in the Federal Register on October 29, 2010 [75 FR 66665 and FR 66832] by the U.S. Department of Education require postsecondary institutions that participate in the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, to disclose to prospective students certain information about the institution's GE Programs.

Generally, GE Programs include:

  • At public and private not-for-profit institutions: Title IV-eligible non-degree programs (e.g., certificate and diploma programs).
  • At for-profit institutions: All Title-IV eligible instructional programs, degree and non-degree.