Talented & Gifted (TAG) Education Certificate Program

Pacific University’s Center for Gifted Education offers an 11-credit certificate program for teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals and parents who want to learn more about meeting the needs of gifted children. The Talented and Gifted Certificate program includes an introduction to gifted education, social and psychological foundations of gifted education, and classroom strategies are followed by a practicum where participants apply their knowledge and skills. Each class is offered either 100% online or in a blended format. Blended courses meet for three half -day Saturday sessions each semester. The remainder of the coursework is conducted online to allow students more flexibility and convenience. Students may enter the program during any semester.


Section TAG Education Certificate Requirements Credit Hrs
EDUC-581 Introduction to Gifted Education
EDUC-582 Classroom Strategies for Talented & Gifted Education
EDUC-583 Social & Psychological Foundations of Gifted Education
EDUC-584 Practicum in Talented & Gifted Education

Program fact sheet and schedulepdf


Students may enter the Talented and Gifted Certificate Program in the spring, summer, or fall semesters. The program is open to teachers, counselors, paraprofessionals and parents.


Students enrolled in Pacific University’s Advanced Programs (MEd) should see their advisor. All other students may register by downloading the Non-Degree Seeking Student Registration form at http://pacificu.edu/registrar/forms/documents/Non-Degree_Seeking_Student_Reg_Request_000.pdf. Send the completed form to Jennifer Bridgewater at bridgewater@pacificu.edu.

For More Information

Contact Person: Ann Matschiner, TAG Program Coordinator
Email: matschal@pacificu.edu
Phone: 541-352-1461

Contact Person: Diana Watkins, Associate Director of Graduate & Professional Admissions
Email: teach@pacificu.edu
Phone: 503-352-1435 or 877-722-8648 ext. 143