Program Description

The Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL) program incorporates National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) guidelines to help teachers think and practice as leaders and board-certified educators.

Designed for teachers with one or more years of teaching or education-related experience, this program prepares professionals interested in working with gifted children.

What it costs

The cost for this program is $693.25 per credit hour for VA state residents, $893.25 per credit hour for Non-VA residents. There is a 15% PreK-12 VA Educators Discount available for VA state residents who are eligible and apply. All of Mason’s tuition rates and fees can be found on our Student Accounts site.

Application Deadline

This program has a priority application deadline of April 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring. The space available deadlines are August 15 for Fall and January 14 for Spring. For all application information and deadlines, see the CEHD Admissions site. 

Want to learn more?

We have three Gifted Education options: an Add-on Endorsement, a Graduate Certificate, and a Master’s degree. Check out our Gifted Education program page for details and to determine the best program for you.

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Program Summary

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Program: Gifted Child Education

Degree: Graduate Certificate

College/School: College of Education and Human Development

Credits: 21 total