Gifted and Talented Concentration
Our M.S. Ed. program offers an optional concentration in gifted and talented education that provides coursework for elementary school teachers seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of working with high ability learners.
The M.S.Ed. program with the gifted and talented concentration consists of 30 hours of coursework.
The coursework focuses on developing specialized approaches to student needs and on understanding the social and emotional needs of gifted learners.
It meets the required accreditation outcomes, prepares candidates with required research skills, guarantees that curriculum needs are met and adds the recognition of a concentration in gifted and talented instruction to the M.S.Ed. degree.
All courses are 3 credit hours unless otherwise noted.
12 credit hours
- EDUC-H 520 - Education and Social Issues
- EDUC-P 507 - Assessment in Schools
- EDUC-S 590 - Research in Secondary Education
- EDUC-J 500 - Instruction in Context of Curriculum
Gifted & Talented Courses
12 credit hours
- EDUC-W 551 - Education and Psychology of the Gifted and Talented (online)
- EDUC-W 552 - Curriculum for the Gifted and Talented (online)
- EDUC-W 553 - Methods and Materials for the Gifted and Talented
- EDUC-W 595 - Practicum in Gifted and Talented
Elective Courses - 3 credit hours
Three credit hours from courses listed above, advanced method courses, workshop courses, or courses approved through petition.
Elementary Elective Courses
3 credit hours
- EDUC-A 508 - School Law and the Teacher
- EDUC-L 524 - ESL/ENL Instruction: An Introduction
- EDUC-P 510 - Psychology in Teaching
- EDUC-W 505 - Workshop: Coding in the Classroom
- Any advanced methods or pedagogy course
- Other courses with approval of program advisor