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Ed.S. in Ed. Leadership, GT Director
Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, Gifted and Talented Director Online

Program Overview


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.

icon $9,510 Total Tuition
icon As few as 18 months Program Duration
icon 30 Credit Hours
icon $9,510 Total Tuition
icon As few as 18 months Program Duration
icon 30 Credit Hours
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Arkansas State University is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), formerly known as the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), 1140 19th Street, NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C. 20036. Phone: 202-223-0077.

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.

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.

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Tuition


Our Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, Gifted and Talented Director online program offers the same affordable tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included in the total tuition.

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Total Tuition $9,510
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Tuition Per Credit Hour $317
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$277.00 $40.00 $317.00 $831.00 $120.00 $951.00

Calendar


Our Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, Gifted and Talented Director online program is designed to be flexible and convenient for working professionals, featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates a year.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Spring 2020 7wk 1/13/2020 2/28/2020 12/30/2019 1/3/2020 1/9/2020 1/10/2020 2/18/2020
7wk 3/9/2020 5/1/2020 2/24/2020 2/28/2020 3/5/2020 3/6/2020 4/15/2020
Summer 2020 5wk 6/1/2020 7/3/2020 5/18/2020 5/22/2020 5/28/2020 5/29/2020 6/19/2020
5wk 7/6/2020 8/7/2020 6/22/2020 6/26/2020 7/2/2020 7/5/2020 7/24/2020
Fall 2020 7wk 8/25/2020 10/9/2020 8/10/2020 8/14/2020 8/20/2020 8/21/2020 9/25/2020
7wk 10/19/2020 12/11/2020 10/5/2020 10/9/2020 10/15/2020 10/16/2020 11/27/2020
Term Course Begin Course End Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Summer 2019 7/1/2019 8/2/2019 6/21/2019 6/28/2019 7/19/2019
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Admissions


Students who are interested in our Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, Gifted and Talented Director online program must have a master’s degree from an accredited institution and one year of Gifted and Talented teaching experience. Review full admission requirements below.

  • 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 sending institution.
  • A valid teaching certificate
  • One year of experience as a certified gifted, talented, and creative (GTC) teacher in an educational institution. Please submit Teaching Experience Verification Form.
  • Have at least a 3.25 GPA in a master's degree from an accredited institution and program.
  • A written commitment from a GTC director or district level administrator who will serve as a mentor during this program. Applicants should review the qualifications and responsibilities with their chosen mentor prior to having the mentor complete the Mentor Form.
  • Read and submit the Professional Dispositions Signature Document

Additional Information

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.

*Application fee waived for all new applicants who apply between May 19, 2020 and June 22, 2020 and start on July 6, 2020. Does not apply to applications received before May 19, 2020. Can be combined with other A-State RN-BSN scholarships. Does not apply to Ed.D. in Educational Leadership program.

Submit all documents to:

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

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: academicpartnerships@astate.edu

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

Academic Partnerships
c/o Central Receiving
2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses


Students pursuing this Ed.S. program must complete the following 10 courses (30 credit hours).

ELAD 6033: Administration and Supervision of Special Education

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course will provide an in-depth study of and an exploration into the administrative processes of special education.

ELAD 7053: Planning and Resource Allocation

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course addresses planning and resource allocation in public schools. Special attention is given to the site-based management responsibilities of the principal.

ELCI 7533: Theories of Instruction

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A review of learning theories followed by an intensive study of various models of teaching available to the classroom teacher with emphasis upon mastery of selected models.

ELAD 7203: Ethical Leadership

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Presents an overview of educational administration for practitioners within the context of ethical and professional behavior.

ELAD 7173: School Law

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on constitutional and statutory provisions and court decisions regarding the legal aspects of education.

ELAD 7003: School and Community Relations

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on concepts, programs, and procedures for establishing and maintaining positive relations between the school, its constituents, and related agencies.

ELCI 7063: Curriculum Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Focuses on perspectives, skills, and processes necessary for managing curriculum and formalizing the curriculum decision-making process.

ELCI 7083: Supervision and Evaluation of Teaching

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

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.

ELCI 6493: Curriculum Internship

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

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. Must be the last class taken and taken by itself.

Students must take one of the following courses:

ELCI 6323: Elementary School Curriculum

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Emphasizes the selection and organization of content, selection of instructional materials and activities, factors affecting curriculum revision, and current curricular issues in the modern elementary school.

ELCI 6423: Middle School Curriculum

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Emphasizes the selection and organization of content, selection of instructional materials and activities, factors affecting curriculum revision, and current curricular issues in the modern middle school.

ELCI 6523: Secondary School Curriculum

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Emphasizes the selection and organization of content, selection of instructional materials and activities, factors affecting curriculum revision, and current curricular issues in the modern secondary school.

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