Program Overview

The graduate certificate in gifted and talented education is designed for teachers looking to develop and implement creative teaching strategies for advanced learners in the K-12 setting. This 15-hour program is perfect for educators at all levels: classroom teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators wishing to improve the learning environments of their students.

This program is a K-12 licensure attached to an existing license in general or special education. It meets the requirements for Arkansas Licensure in Gifted and Talented Education. The Additional Licensure Plan (ALP) should be planned in conjunction with the program coordinator who assists students in developing study plans that meet licensure requirements.

Note: May also be listed as “Teaching Gifted and Talented Online – GC”.

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Program Details

Admission Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale) or 3.0 in the last 60 hours; or Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA
  • Favorable recommendation from faculty in the program
  • Completed College of Education Biographical Data Sheet
  • Valid teacher license; contact program coordinator for exceptions

Graduation Requirements

To be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education, students must complete the prescribed 15 hours of courses with a 3.0 or better GPA.  Candidates must also pass the required assessment(s) for the licensure area. Please visit the School of Education website for additional information.

Program Advisor

Dr. Ann Robinson | Professor Gifted and Talented Education | School of Education 501-916-3410 | | School of Education website | Jody Mahony Center website


The gifted and talented education licensure program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. UA Little Rock is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.


UA Little Rock makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501-569-3003 or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501-569-3143. The Disability Support Services website,, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
Cost per credit hour: $396