Gifted Education (New York State Teachers) Advanced Certificate

Graduate School of Education

Program Description

The Graduate School of Education has designed an Advanced Graduate Certificate program in Gifted Education for teachers interested in developing the particular potential and addressing the specific needs of high ability students. The program coursework is offered completely online and is comprised of 15 credit hours. This program is aligned to the New York State Department of Education requirements. This program is appropriate for those that already have New York State teaching certification.

Program Contact

Renad Aref
366 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260
Phone: 716-645-2110
Fax: 716-645-7937

Instruction Method

  • Online (100 percent of the degree requirements can be fulfilled online)

Full/Part Time Options

  • Full Time
  • Part Time

Credits Required

  • 15 Hours


  • 1 Year

Application Fee

  • $50

Admission Tests**

  • GRE

Special Requirements

For New York State certified teachers and educational leaders who already hold a graduate degree, the GRE is not required.

This program is officially registered with the New York State Education Department (SED).

Online programs/courses may require students to come to campus on occasion. Time-to-degree and number of credit hours may vary based on full/part time status, degree, track and/or certification option chosen. Time-to-degree is based on calendar year(s). Contact the department for details.

** At least one of the admissions tests are required for admission. Test and score requirements/exceptions vary by program. Contact the department for details.