Students must fulfill the requirements for admission to the College of Graduate Studies and Research.

All applicants are required to have two letters of recommendation submitted in support of their applications. These letters should be addressed directly to the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies and Research. The recommendations should be made by persons who have had a supervisory relationship with the applicant in a teaching situation. For applicants to the Master of Arts in Special Education with little or no prior teaching experience, letters will be accepted from student teaching supervisors or from professors of education who have observed the applicant’s potential as a teacher in the area of Special Education.

For the Master of Arts in Gifted Education and Master of Science in Special Education letters from school administrators and professional colleagues will be accepted.

Advisement

All students will be assigned an advisor. Students will plan their programs in consultation with their advisors.

Course Requirements for Master of Arts in Gifted Education

Prerequisite Course Requirements for Master of Arts in Gifted Education: Students must have a current teaching license.

GIFT-450Psychology Of Individuals Who Are Gifted And Talented3
EDFN-451Research Methods3
SPED-451Creativity3
GIFT-454Teaching Gifted Students In The Inclusive Classroom3
GIFT-456Parenting And Advocacy For Individuals Who Are Gifted And Talented3
GIFT-462Identifying And Providing For Underserved Gifted Students 13
GIFT-458Meeting Gifted Students' Social-Emotional Needs 13
GIFT-453Seminar In Curriculum And Materials For The Gifted 13
GIFT-452Education Of Individuals Who Are Gifted And Talented 23
GIFT-459Field Demonstration In Gifted Education3
Total Hours30
1

Prerequisite: GIFT-450 or GIFT-454

2

Prerequisite: GIFT-453

This sample curricular map is provided to guide you in the planning of your progression for this major.  This guide should not replace regular consultations with your program advisor. For specific recommendations of courses not identified, please consult your program advisor.

First Year
Term 1Hours
GIFT-450Psychology Of Individuals Who Are Gifted And Talented3
 Term Hours3
Term 2
EDFN-451Research Methods3
 Term Hours3
Term 3
SPED-451Creativity3
GIFT-454Teaching Gifted Students In The Inclusive Classroom3
 Term Hours6
Second Year
Term 1
GIFT-453Seminar In Curriculum And Materials For The Gifted3
 Term Hours3
Term 2
GIFT-452Education Of Individuals Who Are Gifted And Talented3
 Term Hours3
Term 3
GIFT-462Identifying And Providing For Underserved Gifted Students3
 Term Hours3
Third Year
Term 1
GIFT-456Parenting And Advocacy For Individuals Who Are Gifted And Talented3
 Term Hours3
Term 2
GIFT-458Meeting Gifted Students' Social-Emotional Needs3
 Term Hours3
Term 3
GIFT-459Field Demonstration In Gifted Education3
 Term Hours3
 Total Hours: 30