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Pacific Region

includes San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties

Joanna Lauer Educator Representative Sharon YbarraParent Representative  

Joanna Lauer
Educator Representative

Parent Representative


Local Tri-County Meetings:

Tri-County GATE Council & CAG Events Calendar



GATE Certificate Opportunities

(1) UCSB Extension
Click on "Certificates.” Click on "GATE Certificate.”
6 courses are required.
Courses taken in person through school districts.

UCSB Extension
2160 Kerr Hall
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-1110
(805) 893-4200
e-mail inquiries to

(2) CSUF University Extended Education
Click on "Certificates.”  Click on "GATE” under Education.
5 courses listed.
Online delivery.

Judy Strong

(3) USC
Click on "K-12 Teacher Education.” 
4 courses
Online delivery.

Madeleine Mejia

(4) UCI Extension
Click on "Online Programs.”  Click on "GATE Programs.”
9 units
Online delivery & onsite courses of study available.

Education Programs
(949) 824-7945

(5) Tri-County GATE Council GATE Certificate
Click on "TCGC GATE Certificate.”

"The Tri-County GATE Council (TCGC) recognizes the Local Education Agency’s (LEAs) in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties ability to meet the professional development needs of their faculty. In conjunction with this effort, The Tri-County GATE Council will authorize a GATE Certification upon completion of specific extended education opportunities crafted for teachers of gifted and talented learners.”

Gina Danley
Tri-County GATE Council Co-President and CAG Parent Representative for the Pacific Region
(805) 361-8222


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