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 online 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. For details, visit Important Information on Licensure.
  • This program is open to eligible students in the U.S. (including the District of Columbia and all U.S. territories). The program is closed to students residing in countries other than the U.S. except for U.S. military and State Department personnel and their family members with APO/FPO addresses.

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 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.

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:

College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005


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


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.



College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Indiana State University
(812) 237-3005