Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education
Offered By: College of Education
Teach Gifted and Exceptional Learners
With Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Master of Arts (MA) in Gifted Education degree, you can learn innovative ways to teach gifted students and help them realize their potential. Offered by GCU's College of Education, this master's in gifted education program helps you develop ethical instructional practices and explore the formation of gifted education programs.
The masters in gifted education online degree program reviews current methods used to identify, teach and nurture gifted children academically, mentally and emotionally. Observation and practice opportunities throughout graduate coursework allow you to gain hands-on experience and evaluate researched concepts in P-12 classrooms. This master's in gifted education degree aligns with National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards and can prepare licensed teachers for gifted endorsement.
You must submit a copy of your current teaching license or provide evidence of a minimum of one year of teaching experience to apply for this program. In addition, it is essential to have access to a K-12 classroom to complete the program assignments.
Learn Skills to Engage Gifted, Talented and Creative Students
In this master's in the gifted education online program, you examine neuroscience, cognitive and educational research to develop teaching practices that address the learning needs of exceptional students. In addition, you explore collaborative learning cultures as well as learn to identify, evaluate and assess giftedness. The capstone course allows you to reflect on learning experiences and theories to demonstrate your understanding.
What You Will Learn
Study Masters in Gifted Education Curriculum
In this Master of Arts in Gifted Education program, you examine:
- Multicultural gifted education curriculum development and instructional strategies.
- Historic foundations of research that guide education.
- Evaluation and identification procedures that apply to gifted, talented and creative P-12 students.
- Instructional methods that meet intellectual and social-emotional needs.
- Academically stimulating activities that enhance learning and creative thinking skills.
Choose a Career in Gifted Education
Common careers after gaining this advanced degree in gifted education include elementary, junior high or high school gifted or advanced placement (AP) teacher, program facilitator, curriculum specialist and gifted programs coordinator. Potential workplaces include private, charter and public schools, colleges, and educational consulting agencies.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
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Last updated December 8, 2017