Certificate in Education Specialist (EdS) in Curriculum & Instruction: Gifted Education

Thank you for your interest in LSU’s graduate programs in Gifted Education. We are proud to offer mentorship and coursework that is based upon Louisiana certification requirements and nationally adopted standards for graduate programs in this field.  Successful completion of these degrees will prepare graduate students for classroom teaching, district administration, and high level scholarly research.

The EdS certificate is intended primarily for teachers, counselors, supervisors, and administrators in elementary and secondary schools. This program provides in-depth opportunities for further professional growth and specialization for persons who have completed the master’s degree. A minimum of 60 hours of graduate credit—which may include hours earned in the master’s degree—is required. Individuals interested in pursuing an EdS certificate with specialization in gifted education should consult one of the program’s faculty members. There is no time limit on this degree, but you must be continually enrolled. 



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For more information, please contact: 

Dr. F. Neil Mathews
223 Peabody Hall