HA|GT Courses and Certification

ASU’s online graduate certificate in Gifted Education prepares teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, behavior analysts, and family members to work effectively with gifted children.

  • SPE 572: Testing and Measurement in Gifted Education: MethodsCovers current and historical aspects of testing and measurement in the field of gifted education.
  • SPE 573: Differentiating Instruction for Gifted Learners: Teaching MethodsExplores the design of differentiated curriculum and instruction for gifted learners in elementary and secondary education.
  • SPE 587: Special Populations in Gifted Education: In-depth analysis of major controversies in educating the gifted, including nature/nurture, the role of mental tests, and sex differences.
  • SPE 588: The Gifted Learner: Foundations of Identification, Education and DevelopmentGifted children's characteristics, identification, needs, school and home environments, definitions, and misunderstandings.
  • SPE 589: Teaching the Gifted Learner: Models, Methods, and ProgramsMethods in teaching elementary and secondary school gifted children, including individualized and computer-assisted instruction, team teaching


The online program is designed for those new to gifted education and for experienced educators.

Spring 2020

Enrollment Available Online- February 7, 2020

Quarter Begins- March 30, 2020

Quarter Ends- June 12, 2020

Winter 2020

Enrollment Available Online- October 25, 2019

Quarter Begins- January 6, 2020

Quarter Ends- March 21, 2020

Summer 2020

Enrollment Available Online- May 1st, 2020

Quarter Begins- June 22, 2020

Quarter Ends- September 12, 2020