Program Highlights & Benefits
100% online cohort
20 month completion time, including holiday breaks
No GRE required for some programs
No weekend classes
For experienced teachers who hold a teaching certificate and who wish to earn a first Master’s degree in education (Rank II) and Gifted Education endorsement. Experienced teachers who hold a teaching certificate and a first Master’s degree in education may also choose to complete this program to earn a second Master’s degree and Rank I.
What You Learn
The basic tenet of the Master’s Teacher Leader MA with Gifted Education endorsement is to empower candidates to learn about the characteristics and needs of gifted students and how they are identified for services in the schools. Later content includes becoming familiar with and competent in research-based instructional techniques and curriculum selection and modification. Serving the gifted involves teaching the students in various settings, and may include collaboration with administrators and other teachers. You will also study organization of professional development for school faculty and how to advocate for the gifted to teachers, parents, and others
How You Learn
This is fully online cohort. Face-to-face class meetings are not required. You will log into the online classroom using our online learning management system to participate in online activities which may include assignments, webinars or chats, materials, discussion threads, assessments and/or group activities done electronically. You will finish one course every 7 and a half weeks. Following this schedule, you will complete the program in approximately 20 months.
Upon completion of this program students will have earned a Teacher Leader Master of Arts in Education degree. A passing score on the appropriate PRAXIS exam will be required to receive the Gifted Education endorsement. Possessing this endorsement will qualify you to serve as a gifted specialist in a school or school system; it will also enable you to better serve the gifted and other students if you remain in the regular classroom.
|EDU 520||Foundations of Gifted Education||3|
|EDU 521||Curriculum and Instruction in Gifted Education||3|
|EDU 522||Differentiating for Gifted Learners in the Regular Classroom||3|
|EDU 523||Practicum in Gifted Education||3|
|EDU 510||Foundations: Becoming a Teacher Leader||3|
|EDU 527||Advanced Applications of Technology for Teacher Leaders||3|
|EDU 529||Teaching in a Diverse Society: Deepening the Skills for Teacher Leaders||3|
|EDU 545||Curriculum and Assessment for Teacher Leaders||3|
|EDU 626||Developing Teacher Leadership through Research/Implementation of Capstone Research Project||6|
|Total Credit Hours:||30|
This is only an introduction of the program. Coursework may be taken in a different order.