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MSE in Gifted, Talented, and Creative

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

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 (MSE) 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 CAEP.

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

Courses are tightly integrated and focused on application-based curriculum. This program can be completed in as few as 18 months.

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

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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Find Out How and When to Pay Your Tuition

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 in the total tuition.

Total Tuition $10,200
Tuition Per Credit Hour $340
Per Credit Hour Per Course
U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total U.S. Resident Tuition Required Fees Total
$300.00 $40.00 $340.00 $900.00 $120.00 $1020.00

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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.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Summer 2023 5 wk 05/30/2023 06/30/2023 05/15/2023 05/19/2023 05/25/2023 05/26/2023 06/19/2023
5 wk 07/03/2023 08/04/2023 06/19/2023 06/23/2023 06/29/2023 06/30/2023 07/21/2023
Fall 2023 7 wk 08/21/2023 10/06/2023 08/07/2023 08/11/2023 08/17/2023 08/18/2023 09/22/2023
7 wk 10/16/2023 12/08/2023 10/02/2023 10/06/2023 10/12/2023 10/13/2023 11/17/2023
Spring 2024 7 wk 01/08/2024 02/23/2024 12/15/2023 12/19/2023 01/04/2024 01/05/2024 02/09/2024
7 wk 03/04/2024 04/26/2024 02/19/2024 02/23/2024 02/29/2024 03/01/2024 04/05/2024
Summer 2024 5 wk 05/28/2024 06/27/2024 05/14/2024 05/17/2024 05/23/2024 05/24/2024 06/14/2024
5 wk 07/02/2024 08/01/2024 06/18/2024 06/21/2024 06/27/2024 06/28/2024 07/26/2024
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Read the Details of Our Admission Criteria

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.

  • 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
  • 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.

Additional Information

While not required for admissions, Teacher/Leader Effectiveness Credentials will be required prior to registering for your first course.

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

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.

Submit all documents to:

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

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

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

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


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The Topics You'll Study in Our Online Master of Science in Education Classes

Students are required to complete 30 hours of coursework.

ELSE 5703: Identification, Nature, and Needs of the Gifted, Talented, and Creative

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.

ELSE 5713: Educational Procedures and Materials for the Gifted, Talented, and Creative

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

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

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

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

Explores creativity as a meaningful curriculum effort for education of creative students with an emphasis 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 for Programming 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.

ELFN 6763: Philosophies of Education

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

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

An introductory course in methods and techniques of research, and the statistical treatment and interpretation of research data.

ELSE 6833: Practicum for Gifted, Talented, Creative (Internship)

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.

ELSE 6843: Capstone: Advanced Practicum for Gifted, Talented, Creative

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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