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Certificate of Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies from the Department of Educational Studies

The Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies Certificate Program (GCT) provides professional preparation to support and serve gifted, creative, and talented children and youth. The certificate does not constitute a teaching license, but posts to the student’s transcript as a program of study. Certified Indiana educators who wish to earn the GCT Certificate are eligible for High Ability Licensure upon completion of the program.

This program has rolling admissions.

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Questions about these procedures may be directed to the Purdue Office of Teacher Education and Licensure at licensure@purdue.edu or (765) 494-2345.


Course Content Information or Blackboard:
gifteded@purdue.edu or by phone at 765-494-7241.
Course Registration, payment, drops/withdraws, and removing holds:
Purdue Online purdueonline@purdue.edu
Career accounts:
ITaP (765) 494-4000

Purdue's Gifted Education Certificate program has provided a rich academic experience for me as a professional in secondary education. I found the sequence of courses particularly helpful, beginning with theory and culminating with practical considerations for programming. I have appreciated the excellent feedback and opportunities for practical application in my own classroom, and I know my students have benefited from my deeper understanding of their diverse needs and how to implement best practices on their behalf.

Ellen Good
Randolph Central School