Students in the Twice Exceptional Online Graduate Certificate will learn to:

Dr. Math (aka Rachal McAnallen) works with teachers to make math really count!
  1. 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.
  2. Understand the importance of and methods for identifying and assessing learner’s strengths, talents, and interests as foundational to program development.
  3. Design learning environments based on theories of positive education for twice exceptional learners to promote intellectual, social, and emotional growth.
  4. 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.

Program Requirements

Plan of Study: Certificate Program in Twice Exceptional Education

#Course #Course NameCredits
1CDL 511Introduction to Cognitively Diverse Minds3
2CDL 512Nature and Needs of Gifted and Talented Students3
3CDL 513Complexities of Twice Exceptionality3
4IEC 511Cognitive Diversity and Strength-Based, Talent-Focused Education3
5EXA 511Practicum (2 weeks during summer residency)3
Total required credits15
Graduation requirements:
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-.