MSE in Gifted, Talented, and Creative

Complete Coursework: As little as 18 months Credit Hours: 30 Tuition: $260 per credit hour. This price includes the administrative fee.

The purpose of the Master of Science in Education degree with a major in Gifted, Talented, and Creative (GTC) is to offer educators a planned program at the graduate level which is based on recommendations of professional organizations and accrediting associations such as the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) and NCATE.

Educators completing this program gain expertise in the following areas:

  • Teacher training, research, and service in the areas of identifying giftedness
  • Developing models for serving the needs of the gifted learners

Students are required to complete 30 hours of coursework. Courses are tightly integrated and focused on application-based curriculum. This program can be completed in as little as 18 months.

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State Program Approvals (.PDF)

As licensure requirements may change without notice, it is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for licensure in his/her state as it applies to the participation in an out-of-state degree program.

Course Listing

ELSE 5703
Identification, Nature, and Needs of the Gifted, Talented, and Creative
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $780.00
A comprehensive study of gifted, talented and creative learners including characteristics, identification procedures, appropriate educational services, and social needs of this population in a variety of educational settings
ELSE 5713
Educational Procedures and Materials for the Gifted, Talented, and Creative
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $780.00
Focus is on current theory and practice in planning educational programs for gifted, talented, and creative students.
ELSE 5813
Current Issues in Gifted Education
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $780.00
An examination of research and theory found in current professional literature related to giftedness and an analysis of data-driven decisions toward effective classroom practice.
ELSE 6033
Affective Programming in the Classroom
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $780.00
An in-depth study of the social and emotional needs of children who have diverse learning needs.
ELSE 6433
Creativity
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $780.00
Explores creativity as a meaningful curriculum effort for education of creative students with an emphasis is on the theoretical aspects of creative and productive thought and on the practical application of theory to foster creativity in the classroom.
ELSE 5723
Assessment or Programming for Gifted, Talented, and Creative
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $780.00
Instruments will be reviewed and administered for the purpose of preliminary screening and identification in order to determine differentiated programming for the gifted, talented, and creative.
ELFN 6763
Philosophies of Education
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $780.00
Focuses on various educational philosophies with emphasis on implications of their tenets on educational theory and practice.
ELFN 6773
Introduction to Statistics and Research
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $780.00
Focuses on introductory statistical treatments, interpretation of research data, and methods and techniques of research.
ELSE 6833
Practicum for Gifted, Talented, Creative (Internship)
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $780.00
Learning experiences are provided which incorporate skills in classroom organization, management, planning, and teaching in a field setting gifted, talented, and creative. Permission of program director required.
ELSE 6843
Capstone: Advanced Practicum for Gifted, Talented, Creative
Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3  |  $780.00
Innovative teaching and research efforts are demonstrated. Opportunities are sought which address individual needs and abilities for students as well as young scholars attending. Permission of program director required.

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