Application Deadline Rolling
Start Term Fall, Spring

Application Details

Prerequisites to Apply

Applicants are required to hold a current teacher certification to be admitted to the program, have at least three years of teaching experience, and be currently employed in a school district or an accredited independent school, preferably working with or with access to gifted or advanced learners. In addition, applicants who are seeking the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Gifted and Talented Education Specialist certification must also hold a master’s degree. 

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Graduate Certificate – Gifted Education
Application Deadline: Rolling – Applications will be accepted until one month before the start of the semester.

Completed applications received after the posted deadline will be reviewed based on program space availability.
Application Requirements:
Online application form
$80.00 application fee
Essay: A 500-word essay discussing the reasons you wish to pursue a degree at Johns Hopkins University, focusing on your long-term goals and how your academic program will complement those goals. Discuss the strengths and weaknesses in your academic background, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials. Essays should be submitted in a typed format on a separate sheet of paper.
Two letters of recommendation
Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change for ensuing academic years and will be updated on the School of Education website accordingly.

Tuition and Fees Information

More Information

Office of Admissions
Office of Admissions Toll-free
Jennifer Fordham, Sr. Academic Program Coordinator
Johns Hopkins School of Education
2800 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

What to Expect


The objectives of the program are to prepare students educators who are able to:

  • Understand the different factors that inform the identification and support of K–12 gifted students
  • Create safe, inclusive, and culturally responsive learning environments that support the social, emotional, and cognitive learning needs of diverse groups of gifted K–12 students
  • Use assessments to identify gifted and talented students, measure their progress, modify interventions accordingly, and provide summative data on their growth
  • Be reflective, ethical professionals who support and advocate for gifted K–12 students through collaboration with families and colleagues, use of community resources, and ongoing professional learning

International Applicants

This program is delivered in a fully online format and does not offer F-1 or J-1 visa sponsorship for international students. International students interested in applying to a program at the Johns Hopkins School of Education must follow the same application process and submit the same general application materials as their peers, along with some additional requirements.

International Student Admissions

Please visit the International Student Admissions webpage for additional application requirements or information.

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