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School of Education programs in Gifted Education

Gifted student (as stated in federal law):
Students, children, or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need services and activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities









The School of Education is offering both a master’s program and graduate certificate for educators who want to better understand the learning needs of academically talented students and  provide accommodation to facilitate their learning. Our evidenced-based programs will help teachers identify the characteristics of the gifted learner, familiarize educators with appropriate learning and development theories, and enhance the skills in developing curriculum. Both programs are based on the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards for teachers of gifted children.

MS in Gifted Education (33 credits) is designed to prepare teachers and administrators for leadership roles in the field of gifted education with an emphasis on research and program development. Find out more….

Graduate Certificate in Gifted Education (18 credits) is designed for teachers who want to enhance their knowledge and skills in curriculum, instruction, and assessment to meet the needs of academically talented students in their classrooms. Find out more…..

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All classes will be held at our Columbia campus convenient to the Baltimore Metropolitan area and Montgomery County.