Certificate completion requires 18 credit hours in the approved program of study with a minimum 3.000 GPA. Candidates are expected to complete the program within six years or less. Candidates who receive more than one grade below C+ will be dismissed from the program. All academic policies of the Graduate School apply (as specified in the current catalog at the time of admission).
The College of Charleston does not grant certification. Successful completion of the certificate provides the candidate with the gifted education coursework needed to be eligible to apply for the add-on certification from the Office of Teacher Certification, South Carolina Department of Education. Other graduate coursework for middle and secondary teachers may be necessary to obtain add-on certification from the South Carolina Department of Education.
Transfer Credit Policy
Students may receive credit for taking equivalent coursework at the graduate level at other institutions within the past five years. In some cases coursework may transfer. Up to 6 hours of transfer credit may be applied to this certificate, from CEC/NAGC/NCATE accredited teacher education programs.