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Gifted and Talented Graduate Licensure


Indiana State University offers a graduate licensure program for licensed teachers (K-12) interested in expanding their education and obtaining additional experience as an instructor of gifted and talented children. The graduate licensure for gifted and talented students is an additional license to Rules 2002 Indiana teaching license at the school level of the current license.

  • The Gifted and Talented Graduate Licensure Program is a 9-credit-hour program that can be that can be completed entirely online.
  • Individuals are eligible to add a gifted and talented teaching license to an existing, current, Rules 2002 Indiana teaching license at the school level of the current license upon successful completion of all coursework.
  • For holders of a Rules 46/47 license, a new 2002 GT license will be issued at the developmental level of the existing license. The addition of this license may be completed only at the graduate level.
  • Representations on licensing apply to licensing in the state of Indiana only. Potential students seeking licensing in other states should check with that state's educational licensing authorities on their requirements. Further restrictions may be found in the state specific information under the program availability link.

Note: Beginning June 1, 2014, anyone completing the High Ability Licensure Program must successfully complete the three courses and also take and successfully pass the Pearson Content Test (032 High Ability) in order to have this added to their Indiana license. The test is listed under P-12 education on the Indiana Core Assessments website.

Required Courses:

All courses are offered online. On-campus visits are not required. High-speed Internet access is required.

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Admission Requirements:

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree granted by a regionally accredited institution
  • Hold an undergraduate grade point average of 2.5 or better on a 4.0 scale
  • Hold (or be eligible for) a State of Indiana Teaching License. If an applicant desires to add a gifted and talented teaching license to an existing teaching license from some state other than Indiana, contact Indiana State Online (below) for assistance. If an incoming graduate student does not possess a current teaching license, the student's advisor and the Graduate Committee may develop a program that will allow licensure according to departmental and state regulations. For clarification, contact:
    Indiana State Online
    (812) 237-2345
  • The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is not required.


The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

All ISU educator licensure programs and related school programs are accredited by the Indiana Department of Education and National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Application Instructions:

  • Apply online.
  • Submit official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. To be official, transcripts must be sent directly from the college attended to: Graduate Admissions, Indiana State University, Welcome Center, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, IN, 47809. E-transcripts should be sent to
  • Submit a nonrefundable application fee of $45.00 (U.S. citizens and permanent residents) or $65.00 (international students) payable by Visa, MasterCard, or check or money order payable to Indiana State University. Submit payment to: Indiana State University, Graduate Admissions, Welcome Center, 318 North Sixth Street, Terre Haute, IN, 47809.
  • Contact the Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education to obtain any supplemental information needed to begin coursework: Department of Elementary, Early, and Special Education, Bayh College of Education, Indiana State University, (812) 237-2840.

Once admitted, students receive notification from the University as well as their University ID number needed to activate their Sycamore login on the MyISU Portal. The Portal offers access to online registration, University records, and other important University services, including e-mail, and University announcements.

Fees & Expenses:

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Financial Aid & Assistance:

Graduate students may be eligible for federal student loans if they are admitted into graduate degrees (or first-time teacher certification programs) and meet other eligibility requirements. Certificate programs are not eligible for financial aid. Private alternative loans can help students pay college expenses that may not be covered by federal loan programs or other financial aid. For more information, visit financial aid.

In addition, students may be eligible for payment plans and veterans benefits.

Further Information:

For further information and assistance, contact:

Indiana State Online
(812) 237-2345

Note: This program may or may not lead to licensure in your home state. The courses required in this program prepare the student for licensure or certification in the State of Indiana. Please contact your state licensing authority to assure that, upon completion of the program, you are qualified to obtain a license or other form of certification. If you need assistance obtaining contact information for the licensing authority in states outside of Indiana, contact Indiana State Online representatives at (812) 237-2345 or IndianaStateOnline@indstate.

Indiana State Online Students Residing Outside of Indiana: Each of the states has its own approval processes for out-of-state institutions offering online degrees. While Indiana State University endeavors to offer all of its programs to as wide an audience as possible, all ISU online programs may not be available in all states. Currently, online programs are not offered in the state of Massachusetts. To check the status of programs available in a particular state, visit program availability.

The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.