As little as 18 months
$288 per credit hour. This price includes the administrative fee.
The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) degree in Gifted and Talented Director is designed to provide educators with a deeper understanding and increased proficiency of the unique needs of gifted and talented students. This post graduate degree program will enable you to direct the management and continuous improvement of gifted student programs. The courses are designed to develop your ability to lead staff in the identification, selection, placement, and the development of gifted children.
The program includes an internship requirement that can be completed while you continue working as an educator or school administrator. In addition, some of the coursework you complete as part of this post-master's degree program can apply to an Arkansas State University doctoral degree in education, allowing you to earn that degree in less time.
Prospective students seeking licensure must review their state licensure requirements prior to enrolling.
This program requires Live Text.
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.
Analysis of significant contemporary issues confronting American education.
A comprehensive study of educational facilities, transportation, and food service programs for school district administrators. Administrators learn to use data logically and systematically to provide effective services and make decisions.
A study of current curriculum innovations and their underlying theoretical bases. Emphasis is given to current research on effective schools and to the translation of effective curriculum designs into practice.
This course examines various techniques of program analysis and evaluation for individual schools and for the total school system.
Presents an overview of educational administration for practitioners within the context of ethical and professional behavior.
Focuses on constitutional and statutory provisions and court decisions regarding the legal aspects of education.
Focuses on concepts, programs, and procedures for establishing and maintaining positive relations between the school, its constituents, and related agencies.
Focuses on perspectives, skills, and processes necessary for managing curriculum and formalizing the curriculum decision-making process.
Combines attributes of supervising teaching with the formal aspects of teacher evaluation via emphasis on adult development, clinical supervision, and evaluation processes and models extant in public schools.
Focuses on authentic problems and clinical activities that require candidates to demonstrate leadership skills and practices integral to school leadership. The internship must be completed during the semester in which a candidate completes the degree.