Alternative MA - Gifted and Talented Program

Students must complete the following deficiency courses prior to admission.

  • EDU 200
  • BEF 362
  • SPE 304
  • HD 101

Required Courses

  • SPE 581 Psychology of Gifted and Talented Children and Youth
  • SPE 582 Teaching the Gifted and Talented
  • SPE 583 Creative Problem Solving Seminar
  • SPE 584 Special Populations in Gifted Education
  • SPE 585 Teaching Thinking Skills: Integrating Programs
  • SPE 589 Internship in Gifted and Talented - Summer Enrichment Workshop
  • SPE 589 Internship in Gifted and Talented
  • SPE 501 Diagnosis and Assessment of Exceptional Children and Youth
  • SPE 500 Introduction to Exceptional Children and Youth
  • BER 550 Evaluation of Classroom Learning
  • CAT 531 Computer-Based Instructional Technologies
  • CRD 512 Improvement of Reading in Secondary Schools
  • SPE 586 Social Components of Talent Development
  • SPE 587 Addressing Individual Needs and Talents in the Classroom

Electives

  • SPE 606 Topical Seminar in Special Education: Bibliotherapy for Exceptional Students - suggested course; other electives must be approved by advisor.

Total = 48 credit hours

Students must pass the Alabama Prospective Teacher Testing Program: Basic Skills Assessment and a written comprehensive exam in order to complete the program.

Please note that courses are subject to change.