Advanced Certificate in Gifted Education Leading to Extension in Gifted Education
The advanced certificate program is designed for teachers who already possess an initial and/or permanent/professional certification at any level and who wish to receive both a New York State Extension in Gifted Education and a College of New Rochelle Advanced Certificate in Gifted Education. Course work is designed to promote expertise in talent development and enriched teaching and learning. Emphasis will be on helping classroom teachers assume a leadership role in differentiating instruction for all children as well as to develop and implement programs for children who are gifted and talented.
Program requirements include a sequence of coursework, field experience, a series of professional development activities and a practicum. Teachers are invited to collaborate with the faculty on professional activities within the field of gifted education.
Because this program is committed to preparing teachers to use educational technology to nurture the gifts and talents of students, all courses and field experiences will include experiences using technology. Teachers will learn to construct a media-rich environment for the purpose of instruction, inquiry, and creative productivity. Performance expectations for candidates align with the New York State Teacher Education Standards for the gifted extension and with the New York State Learning Standards. In addition, course objectives reflect the standards established by the National Association for Gifted Children.
Performance benchmarks assure that teachers enrolled in this certificate program achieve high academic standards. Favorable review of student performance within course work, field experiences and professional development activity requirements permits students to enroll in the Practicum experience. Successful completion of the Practicum is the final benchmark for the certificate program.
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