Program Content: Gifted Educations
The Gifted Education Program consists of required courses in the following areas:
- Core Courses
- Specialization Courses
- Courses for Degree Only
||Educational/ Legal Foundations: Special Education
||Federal and state laws and regulations as well as major
court cases impacting the field of special education and their implications
||Academic Interventions for Special Needs
||Organization and adaptation of effective teaching methods to meet
individual learning needs and promote academic achievement
||Classroom Behavior Management for Special Needs
||Evidence-based strategies for classroom and behavior management
for individuals and groups
||Technology Applications for Special Needs
||Instructional technology for learning activities to teach 21st century skills.
||Collaborative-Consultative Inclusion Strategies
||Skills and strategies for collaboration and/or consultation within
an inclusive school environment
||Introduction to Gifted Education
||Characteristics of gifted and talented individuals; psychosocial
development; educational implications and service delivery models
||Teaching Strategies for Gifted Education
||Differentiated instruction for gifted and talented individuals in content, process and product in academic
content areas and other curriculum domains
||Support for Special Populations in Gifted Education
||Emotional and social needs of gifted and talented individuals; strategies to foster emotional and social development; impact of cultural diversity and diversity.
||Critical Thinking/Creativity in Gifted Education
||Design lesson plans and instructional activities to teach reasoning, problem solving, decision making, brainstorming, and creative problem solving to gifted and talented individuals.
||Culminating Practicum: Gifted Education
||Clinical experience with children or adolescents with gifts and
talents in elementary or secondary public school settings
Courses for Degree Only
||Research to Practice
||Identification of special education issues and action research strategies for investigating issues in educational practice.
||Completion of master’s program projects in applied research, curriculum
development, or program design.