The Master of Education in gifted, creative, and talented education K-12 online program provides specialized knowledge and competencies needed to meet the challenge of providing an appropriate education for children and adolescents with exceptional abilities.
The curriculum is structured in a 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.
This 30-hour program is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. It is also accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. Students in the program work with an adviser to design a study plan tailored to their specific needs and career goals.
Required Courses (27 hours)
In addition to the courses listed, students are required to complete a comprehensive exam to complete this degree.
For the College Requirements, students must complete the following areas:
I. Research (3 hours) – Choose one: EDFN 7302, 7303, 7305, or GATE 7356
II. Learning Theories (3 hours) – Choose one: EDFN 7313, 7314, 7320
III. Assessment and Evaluation (3 hours) – EDFN 7370
College Requirements (Choose 9 hours)
Gifted and Talented Requirements (Choose 18 hours)
Elective Courses (3 hours)
This degree requires a minimum of 30-33 credit hours, including:
Dr. Ann Robinson | Professor
Gifted and Talented Education
501.569.3428 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education website
The M.Ed. in gifted, creative, and talented education K-12 is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
UA Little Rock is fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, affiliated with the Electronic Campus of the Southern Regional Education Board, and designated as “doctoral/research intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation.
UA Little Rock makes every effort to meet special accommodation and access needs. For information on specific accommodations for individuals with disabilities, you may contact the department sponsoring the class you wish to attend, call eLearning at 501.569.3003 or the Office of Disability Support Services at 501.569.3143. The Disability Support Services website, ualr.edu/disability/, provides information about the accommodation process and online forms to apply for services.
- Cost per credit hour: $383