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GATE Certification Options for Teachers
SBCUSD GATE Certificate
Rebecca Clark, Ed.D.

Danielle Culbertson, Ed.D.
Program Specialist

Bonnie Campos

777 N. F St.
San Bernardino, CA  92410

Ph: (909) 891-1008

100 hours total


(1) Core Topics for GATE Instruction (state requirements)          36 hours – 5 days

(2) Application Training: Conferences and Institutes                    64 hours

Documentation of Hours:

Copies of conference certificate with hours or certificate of completion and agendas should be submitted to the district’s GATE coordinator for approval.

Options may include:

CAG Summer Institute and Annual Conference

Pre-AP and Advanced Placement Summer Institute, Workshop or Conference

College Board Regional Conference or Equity Conference

International Baccalaureate training or conference

Other conferences related to instruction of gifted students

Selected district staff development

(3) Hours must be completed within 5 years of initial training unless an extension request is approved.

University Programs

GATE Certificate programs are offered at many local universities through both face-to-face and online instruction. More information on local programs can be found at the following sites:

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF)

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)

University of California, Irvine (UCI)

University of California, Riverside (UCR)

University of California, San Diego (UCSD)

University of Southern California (USC)

California Association for the Gifted (CAG) GATE Certificate Programs

CAG Membership and $350 Fee

Requirements: Individualized professional and personal development opportunity that is mediated by an assigned CAG mentor

Three Certificate Programs:

  • Competency-Based Certificate
  • Service-Oriented Certificate
  • Professional Leadership Certificate

Expected Completion: 2 years

California Association for the Gifted

(562) 789-9933

San Bernardino City Unified School District, 777 North F Street, San Bernardino, CA 92410, (909) 381-1100
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