What will I learn?

This program gives K-12 and postsecondary teachers, administrators, and education professionals the opportunity to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement, and supervise programs in the education of gifted and talented students.


This program is designed for degree-seeking or nondegree-seeking students who have completed a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. The program is only available to international students enrolled in a concurrent graduate program. Students must complete at least 12 credits of the following coursework:

EPSY 5101—Intelligence and Creativity (3 cr)

EPSY 5191—Education of the Gifted and Talented (3 cr)

EPSY 5991 (Section 4)—Independent Study in Educational Psychology (3 cr)


One elective course (minimum 3 credits) is required with approval of the certificate program director. Examples include coursework in learning and cognition, social psychology of education, measurement, or coursework in another discipline such as curriculum and instruction, educational administration, child development, or psychology.

Which department am I in?

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus

Study options

Online/Distance (12 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $711 per credit

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected June, September 2021

Entry requirements

For international students

Anyone who has or will obtain a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in the U.S. or a comparable degree from an officially recognized college or university outside the U.S. may apply for graduate admission.

English Language Proficiency Requirements: TOEFL iBT – 79; IELTS Academic – 6.5; MELAB – 80; Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) – 59; Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced – 180.


About this uni

UMN is one of the United States’ top public research institutions, where students gain a world-class education on a historic campus in a vibrant city.

  • 150+ undergraduate and 200+ graduate programs to choose from
  • Beautiful campus with the Mississippi River on site
  • World-class academics and close personal support throughout
  • Excellent opportunities for scholarships and financial awards