Gifted & Talented Education (GATE) Endorsement

$262.50 on the 10th of each month for 12 months and a $50.00 tuition payment for the first month paid today

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Program Date:
March 4, 2019 – February 21, 2020
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Touro Campus
874 American Pacific Dr.
Henderson, NV 89014
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First payment: May 10, 2019


Gifted & Talented Education (GATE) NV Endorsement – Online (18 Graduate Credits)

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• CTE is responsible to administer and collect the tuition payments for this program. Over 12 months, a credit/debit card payment of $262.50 will be collected on the 10th day of every month. The first payment will begin on March 10, 2019. There is a $50 payment plan set up fee at the time signing up.

Questions: Call CTE at 702-697-0006 opt. 5 or email

Program Date: March 4, 2019 – February 21, 2020


This program is completed 100% online.

Online applications must be submitted and received by Touro University Nevada no later than February 19, 2019.

Touro University Nevada

Touro University Nevada is a private Jewish institution that maintains a School of Education that is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and all licensure programs are approved by the Nevada State Department of Education.

Why Touro University Nevada (TUN) is the right choice for your Professional Growth Plan (PGP)?

• TUN is an approved Institution of Higher Education by the Nevada Department of Education (NV DOE) to be a teacher preparation program provider.

• 1 credit earned at TUN equates to 8 CUs. Thus, a 3-credit course = 24 Contact Units (CUs). A minimum of 225 CUs is needed for column movement.

• Non-approved Institutions of Higher Education earn 5 CUs per 1 semester credit. Therefore, a 3-credit course (non-approved) = 15 CUs

• Completion of this 18-graduate credit Certification = 144 CUs

The online Gifted & Talented Education (GATE) endorsement meets the licensure requirements in Nevada to receive an endorsement in GATE. Students can choose the courses they need to complete their endorsement coursework.
To receive an endorsement to teach in a program of gifted and talented education, a person must (NV DOE):
  1. Hold a license for the level of education in which the program is offered; and
  2. Have two (2) years of verified experience as a teacher in schools approved by the department; and
  3. Have completed twelve (12) semester hours of credit from an accredited college or university to include three (3) semester hours of credit in each of the following areas of study:
    A. Characteristics and needs of gifted and talented pupils;
    B. Assessment of gifted and talented pupils and programs for such pupils;
    C. Curriculum in content areas for gifted and talented pupils; and
    D. Methodology and strategies for teaching gifted and talented pupils.

CTEV 610 A – Characteristics and Needs of Gifted and Talented Learners
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: March 4, 2019 – May 3, 2019

This foundational course provides participants with a brief background, context, and timeline of gifted education in the United States. Many of the characteristics, tendencies, and traits associated with persons who are gifted are discussed in the context of school-based programming. Participants schedule some observation time in schools to gain practical knowledge of the differences and similarities of GATE students as compared with more typical learners. Finally, the emotional, social, and psychological needs of gifted learners are presented against the backdrop of creativity with respect to meeting those unique attributes. This course provides a basis for subsequent coursework in the endorsement.

CTEV 610 B – Assessment of Gifted and Talented Students and Programs for Gifted Learners
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: May 6, 2019 – June 28, 2019

This course provides participants with multiple perspectives of the assessment process used in educational settings. Issues associated with the process of assessment in schools are discussed to provide context for the assessment instruments and processes germane to gifted learners in school environments. Participants are introduced to assessment materials and standardized measures used to identify GATE students in CCSD, and in other municipalities around the nation. Finally, participants have the opportunity to design assessments, rubrics, and screeners used to challenge and encourage gifted learners to rise to the level of their optimal potential.

CTEV 610 C – Curriculum in Content Areas for Gifted Students
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: July 8, 2019 – August 30, 2019

This course provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to successfully develop and implement curriculum for gifted learners in school settings. Participants will collaborate on the creation of a thematic unit designed to meet the various needs of gifted learners. The thematic unit will highlight the intense interests or passions of the creators, and will be presented to the other cohort members in the course. This course examines content areas and enhances the instruction of core area curriculum vital for the success of all students, and is appropriate for enrichment in the general classroom.

CTEV 610 D – Methods and Strategies for Teaching Gifted and Talented Students
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: September 3, 2019 – October 25, 2019

This course provides participants with a global overview of strategies effective in challenging gifted learners. Participants will immerse themselves in designing, discussing, implementing, and presenting empirically and research-based strategies that challenge gifted students. Methods by which gifted students are served within school programs will be examined and each participant will develop their own personal portfolio and/or journal for future use.

CTEV 610 E – Meeting the Needs of Gifted Students through Game Play
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: November 4, 2019 – December 24, 2019

Participants will discover firsthand, research, and share how to meet the academic, social, emotional, and cognitive needs of gifted students through traditional and digital game play while addressing NAGC, Common Core, and NEPF standards. Curriculum and instruction topics within the field of game play include traditional board and card games, analog and digital simulations, role playing, gamification, and game design. Fostering parental involvement and family engagement will be promoted and essential theoretical topics on play, such as the importance of play in promoting healthy child development, will be explored.

CTEV 610 F – Powerful Enrichment Strategies in the Arts: A Fusion of Architecture, Art and Music
(3 Graduate Credits/24 CUs)        Course Date: January 2, 2020 – February 21, 2020

Participants will experience Tiered instruction by designing ways to teach about the convergence of architecture, art, and music through various time periods. Gifted students are particularly responsive to thematic curriculum and how many things occur simultaneously. While music appreciation or the study of select composers can be fascinating for high ability learners, tracking the art and the architecture produced and reflected in select periods of history is a more universal pursuit. How to smoothly transition from one domain to another will be discussed as well as nurturing individual interests. This course would be of particular interest to teachers who work at STEAM schools, or who would be interested in understanding enrichment techniques to foster higher level reasoning, and critical thinking.

Prerequisite: None
Please note that you are not required to pay the $50 application fee when applying for a certificate program. To bypass the payment portion of the application, simply indicate that you will pay by check. Admissions will know not to expect a check from you.
Transcripts are not required when applying for a certificate program.
Under the “Academic Plan” portion of the application, please make sure you indicate your school choice as Touro University Nevada, otherwise your application will not show up in our queue. When indicating which degree program you are applying for, make sure to choose the program for which you have signed up for with CTE. When choosing the term you are applying for, please indicate Spring II 2019. You will be a non-degree seeking student.
Online applications must be submitted and received by Touro University Nevada no later than February 19, 2019.