MA in Educational Psychology - Gifted and Talented Education
The Master of Arts in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Gifted and Talented Education is designed for students who are interested in the research and practice of gifted and talented education. Students completing this program will understand the theoretical frameworks and recommended practices for initiating and sustaining gifted and talented education programs. Students will learn techniques of assessment and selection of students for gifted and talented education, differentiated curriculum and learning designs appropriate for high-ability students, and instructional strategies focusing on inquiry learning, complex thinking, and conceptual understanding.
The MA in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Gifted and Talented Education is a residential program requiring:
30 semester hours of graduate coursework, including thesis
Presentation and satisfactory defense of thesis
Course work includes:
- 12 semester hours in gifted and talented education including from the following:
- EDP 4350 Introduction to the Gifted Child
- EDP 5310 Curriculum Development for the Gifted Child
- EDP 5311 Creativity and Strategies for Teaching the Gifted
- EDP 5351 Social/Emotional Needs of the Gifted
- 3 semester hours of thesis (EDP 5v99 Thesis)
- Additional 15 hours of graduate-level elective courses approved by your advisor.