May 22, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 2023 - 2024 
Graduate Catalog 2023 - 2024

Gifted and Talented Learners (with licensure), M.Ed.

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The specialization in Gifted and Talented Learners is designed for previously certified/licensed teachers seeking an endorsement as an intervention specialist who teaches gifted and talented learners. In addition, this degree or credential may allow teachers to work as Gifted Coordinators in many school districts. The multi-dimensional program provides training in meeting the needs of a broad range of gifted learners including culturally diverse children, females, those with dual exceptionalities (LD/Gifted, ADD/Gifted, etc.), underachievers, and those with special talents. The program provides opportunities for interested individuals to develop knowledge and skills in cultivating creativity and dealing with children’s families and other professionals regarding gifted issues. Graduates are adept at understanding the continuum of services from which teachers and schools can choose to meet the needs of gifted, talented, high achieving and high performing students in a variety of settings. Participation in the program enhances skills in classroom teaching, counseling, administrative decision-making, and individualized intervention, as well as collaboration and leadership skills within the broader educational community. The entire Gifted and Talented Program is available online.

Gifted and Talented Learners

(30 credits)

Program of Study College Core

(9 credits) 

Curriculum and Instruction Core

(3 credits) 

Culminating Activity

   A teacher action research study in this course completed with a grade of B or better.


Choose two of the following electives (6 credits). Students may take more than 6 credits to earn an extra credential or endorsement. Contact your faculty advisor if you are interested in courses not listed.

Provisions for Current Students

Students with an approved program of study prior to August 2021 are expected to take EGT 517  and EGT 519  as part of the endorsement series. They will not be required to take EGT 514  to complete the program.

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