The Master of Education degree in gifted education is designed to provide the specialized knowledge needed by teachers and other educational personnel who work with gifted and able students (K-12). The curriculum is appropriate for teachers whether they provide instruction in special programs for the gifted or teach in inclusive settings. The M. Ed. Degree in gifted education does not confer teacher certification. The Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education is responsible for the gifted education program although the program itself is multi-disciplinary.
I. Semester Hours A minimum of 36 s.h. is required.
II. Professional Core (9 s.h.)
III. Required Courses (18 s.h.)
GFED 670: Psychology of the Gifted (3)
GFED 674: Programming for the Gifted (3)
GFED 675: Evaluating Instructional Effectiveness: Application for the Gifted (3)
GFED 686, 687 or 688:
Topics in Gifted Education (3)
GFED 690: Clinical Practicum (6)
IV. Area of Specialization (9 s.h.)
The student, with the approval of an adviser, must complete a minimum of 9 s.h. in an area of specialization. Specializations could include, but are not limited to: elementary education, early childhood education, language and literacy, English as a Second Language, English, fine arts, foreign languages, leadership, mathematics, sciences, social sciences, psychology, special education, technology education.