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Master of Science in Education in Gifted, Talented and Creative Online


This degree program offers educators a planned program at the graduate level based on recommendations of professional organizations. Educators will gain expertise in teacher training, research, and service in the areas of identifying giftedness, and developing models to serve the needs of the gifted learners.

Next Apply Date: 6/18/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/2/24
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Next Apply Date: 6/18/24
Next Class Start Date: 7/2/24

Program Overview


Discover A-State's 100% online M.S. in Education – Gifted, Talented and Creative

The purpose of the Master of Science in Education in Gifted, Talented and Creative 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 CAEP.

Courses are tightly integrated and focused on application-based curriculum. This accelerated program is designed especially for working educators, so you can finish your degree faster online.

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.

Additional documents

Textbook Information (.PDF)

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State Program Approvals (.PDF)

Educators completing this master's 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
  • Teacher training, research and service in the areas of identifying giftedness
  • Developing models for serving the needs of the gifted learners

As a graduate of this online program, you will be prepared for roles specializing in gifted and talented services, including:

  • Gifted Education Teacher
  • Program Director
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Training and Development Specialist
  • Gifted Education Teacher
  • Program Director
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Training and Development Specialist

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of graduate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online graduate programs.

Total Tuition: $10,200
Program Duration: As few as 18 months
Credit Hours 30

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Tuition


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Our MSE in Gifted, Talented and Creative online program offers the same affordable tuition to in-state and out-of-state students. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $340
Total Tuition: $10,200

Calendar


Application deadlines and class schedules for this online MSE program

Our MSE in Gifted, Talented and Creative online program is designed to be flexible and convenient for working professionals, with accelerated coursework and multiple start dates a year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 15/28/245/14/245/17/245/23/245/24/246/27/24
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 6/18/24
Start Class 7/2/24

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Admissions


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A-State Online offers a streamlined admission process for both new students and transfers. Students who are interested in the MSE in Gifted, Talented and Creative online program must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution and a valid teaching certificate. Make sure to review full admission requirements below.

Admission Requirements:

  • Minimum 2.75 GPA
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Valid teaching certificate

  • Complete online application and submit a nonrefundable $30 fee
  • Official transcript(s) sent from the registrar of the college/university attended. Official transcripts are sealed transcripts sent from the granting institution.
  • A valid teaching certificate
  • A written commitment from a building level administrator who will function as your mentor during the degree program. Applicants should review the qualifications and responsibilities with their chosen mentor prior to having the mentor complete the Mentor Form.
  • Have a Baccalaureate degree with a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.75 on a 4.00 scale, or 3.0GPA on the last 60 hours, from an accredited institution
  • Unless otherwise noted, Arkansas State University has not confirmed if a program has met requirements for an out-of-state licensure and it is up to the Student to confirm if the program will meet the needs for licensure. Please refer to the Program Approval Map to determine which programs are eligible to be offered in States and to find relevant State Agency contact information. Eligibility to offer in a State does not guarantee the program will meet State licensure requirements.

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467


Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

Additional information

Appeals process

  • Email a written Letter of Appeal and GRE or GMAT scores (may be unofficial) to [email protected]

Transfer credits

Up to 9 graduate hours from A-State or other higher education institutions may be credited toward a program. No course can be older than six years by graduation time. Transfer credit will be evaluated by the Director of the Program. To request prior credit be evaluated, please complete the Graduate Transfer Credit Evaluation Form.

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Courses


The topics you'll study in our online Master of Science in Education classes

Students are required to complete 30 hours of coursework.

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focus is on current theory and practice in planning educational programs for gifted, talented, and creative students.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An in-depth study of the social and emotional needs of children who have diverse learning needs.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Focuses on various educational philosophies with emphasis on implications of their tenets on educational theory and practice.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introductory course in methods and techniques of research, and the statistical treatment and interpretation of research data.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
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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