Certificate in Gifted Education (18 credits)
Johns Hopkins University
is the only institution of higher learning in Maryland
that offers an eighteen-credit Certificate in Gifted
Education, which can stand-alone or be combined with an
eighteen-credit Certificate in
Administration/Supervision to provide a
thirty-six-credit Master of Science in Educational
Studies.This master’s degree is Maryland State Department
of Education (MSDE) approved. The programs meet several
For those educators teaching or desiring to teach academically
talented students, the eighteen-credit certificate in
Gifted Education provides the knowledge and skills in
curriculum, instruction and assessment to meet the needs
of these students.
For those educators who must meet MSDE certification requirements,
the thirty-six-credit Master of Science degree provides
a MSDE approved program.
For those educators who wish to become certified as Administrator I,
the thirty-six-credit Master of Science degree meets the MSDE requirement.
further information regarding the program, perspective
students may contact the Johns Hopkins University Department
of Teacher Development at 410-516-9755.
(National Association for Gifted Children)
Composed of parents, educators, and other professional
and community leaders, this group addresses the unique
needs of children with demonstrated gifts and talents as
well as those who have not been identified but who might
benefit from opportunities to develop their potential.
For additional information, call 202-785-4268 or go to
CFGE (Center for Gifted Education)
The Center for Gifted Education at The College of
William and Mary is one of the most highly respected
institutions in the world serving gifted students, their
parents and their educators. Founded in 1988 under the
direction of Joyce Van Tassel-Baska, the Center seeks to
increase understanding of the needs of gifted and
talented learners and provide services and curricular
materials to meet these needs.
By accessing their web site, teachers will find information about
conferences and summer institutes designed for educators
of the gifted and talented, curricular materials
including those used in Anne Arundel County Public
Schools, and information regarding advanced degrees with
a concentration in gifted education.
For more information: Phone: 757-221-2362 Fax: 757-221-2184
Mailing Address: Center for Gifted Education College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
The College Board
The College Board
conducts the PSAT and SAT college entrance examinations,
and is also responsible for Advanced Placement course
monitoring and testing for college credit. Online,
teachers may get information about SAT resources
(handouts and PowerPoint slides to present to students),
relevant professional news articles, and how to become
an SAT essay reader from your home.
Inform your students: SAT Online, the official SAT prep course, is available free of charge to AACPS high school
An alternate college
entrance exam is the ACT. Most colleges accept either
SAT or ACT scores for entrance considerations. The ACT
is a subject-based test and is used by some colleges and
universities for placement decisions.
AP Central is the
official online home for anyone interested in or
involved with the Pre-AP or AP Programs®. General
information about the AP Program is available from this
page and teachers may access the most up-to-date and
comprehensive information on AP courses and exams, as
well as unique resources and tools. Materials available