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Master of Education in Teaching the Gifted and Talented

M.Ed. in Gifted and Talented Education

Admission Requirements

Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution, with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale) or 3.0 in the last 60 hours; or Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a 3.0 GPA
favorable recommendation from faculty in the program
completed College of Education Biographical Data Sheet
valid teacher license; contact program coordinator for exceptions

Program Requirements

The curriculum is arranged in a structured, developmental sequence that builds teaching and administrative skills reflecting best practices in the field. It explores a variety of theoretical frameworks for understanding talent development, as well as experiential learning and practical application. Courses are offered evenings, weekends, summers, and online to accommodate the program’s mix of full– and part-time students from all regions in Arkansas.

Practica and internships in specialized programs for gifted children and youth provide valuable real-world experience in designing and implementing appropriate curricula and administrative services. The Center for Gifted Education administers a variety of such programs that serve as practicum and internship sites for the licensing and graduate education degree programs in Gifted Education.

One of Largest in the Nation

The UALR graduate program in gifted education is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. It is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Dr. Ann Robinson, Program Coordinator
(501) 569-3410, aerobinson@ualr.edu

Updated 2.25.2008