Students in the Twice Exceptional Online Graduate Certificate will learn to:
- Provide expertise recognizing the unique profiles of neurodiverse learners, especially for twice exceptional learners (high ability with specific learning disabilities, attention deficits, behavior and social challenges) focusing on how they learn, and how they view the world.
- Understand the importance of and methods for identifying and assessing learner’s strengths, talents, and interests as foundational to program development.
- Design learning environments based on theories of positive education for twice exceptional learners to promote intellectual, social, and emotional growth.
- Employ creative problem solving kills to develop innovative solutions to support diverse learning styles and cognitive profiles
This certificate program can be completed in one year. The credits earned in this program can later be applied to a Master’s degree or Doctor of Education degree in Twice Exceptional Education-Strength-based, talent focused education for Neurodiverse populations.
Plan of Study: Certificate Program in Twice Exceptional Education
|#||Course #||Course Name||Credits|
|1||CDL 511||Introduction to Cognitively Diverse Minds||3|
|2||CDL 512||Nature and Needs of Gifted and Talented Students||3|
|3||CDL 513||Complexities of Twice Exceptionality||3|
|4||IEC 511||Cognitive Diversity and Strength-Based, Talent-Focused Education||3|
|5||EXA 511||Practicum (2 weeks during summer residency)||3|
|Total required credits||15|
Completion of a minimum of 15 graduate credits including a 3-credit Practicum experience.
GPA no lower than 3.0 with no individual course beneath a grade of B-.