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Gifted and Talented Education

Information for Prospective Students

Why Enter a Program for the Education of Gifted and Talented Students?

  • With mandated education of the gifted at all grade levels in the state of Texas, an acute shortage of qualified teachers exists.
  • This education gives you a chance to become a member of a highly professional group of qualified educators of exceptional children.
  • The program will help you gain new skills and a better understanding of gifted and talented students.
  • It gives you a chance to enhance your competency.
  • You may work in a variety of settings (public and private schools, museums, summer enrichment programs).
  • It is a challenging field of study.

Available Programs

Professionals may work toward any of the following:

  • Texas Certificate in the Education of the Gifted and Talented.
  • Master of Science in Education with a Specialization in Gifted and Talented
  • Doctor of Philosophy with a Specialization in Gifted and Talented.

Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education

Baylor University provides a certificate in gifted and talented education. At the undergraduate level, a student may add the supplementary certificate in gifted and talented education to their initial PK-Grade 6 certificate by taking an additional 9 hours and completing field-based experiences with gifted students. Information about the Master of Science in Education and the Doctor of Philosophy are available on the Department of Educational Psychology's Home Page.

How

Graduate students seeking admission should go to the Graduate School's Home Page to obtain a formal application or write to the Office of Graduate Admissions, Baylor University, One Bear Place 97264, Waco, TX 76798-7264. The application must be completed and returned with relevant test scores and transcripts of credits to the Office of Graduate Admissions on or before August 1 for the fall semester, December 1 for the spring semester, and May 1 for the summer semesters. Students seeking graduate assistantships need to apply by February 1 for the summer and fall semesters. If you would like more information about Programs for the Education of the Gifted and Talented at Baylor University, please contact, Susan K. Johnsen, Ph.D.