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Johns Hopkins University
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 needs:

  • 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.

For further information regarding the program, perspective students may contact the Johns Hopkins University Department of Teacher Development at 410-516-9755.

NAGC (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 students.

The Official SAT Online Course


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:  College Board Web Site for Educators

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 include:

Personalized Content Delivery

AP Course Descriptions

Reviews of Classroom Resources

Professional Development Directory

Sample Syllabi

Features and News Stories

Go to

Additional Links for Teachers:

College Board -

MEGS--Maryland Educators of Gifted Students -

Math Resources -

Smart Books, Math Book Lists -

Math Channel -

University of Iowa Math Acceleration Resources -

Linda Sheffield, University of Kentucky, Math Resources -

Davidson Institute for Talent Development -

Gifted Students, Hoagies site -

National Society for the Gifted and Talented - -

National Council for Teachers of Mathematics -

National Council for Teachers of English -