Curriculum - MA in Special Education (Gifted and Talented Certification)
The 30 to 36-credit-hour MA program offers courses, following state guidelines, that lead to master's-level teacher certification. An educator graduating from the program will be eligible to apply for certification in the area of Gifted and Talented P-12 students.
- SPE 501 Diagnosis and Assessment of Exceptional Children and Youth is required for those who have not had an assessment/evaluation course in an undergraduate or another graduate program
- 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*
- BER 500 Introduction to Educational Research
- Foundations Course - approved by advisor
- Advisor approved elective
- SPE 500 Introduction to Exceptional Children and Youth is required for those who have not taken a special education survey course
In addition to required coursework, a passing score on a comprehensive exam is required.
*Two three-credit hour internship courses are required
Please note that courses are subject to change.