Graduate Programs

The MA degree in Special Education with Gifted and Talented emphasis prepares teachers at the elementary and secondary level to work with students who are gifted and talented in order to help them develop their full potential.

The Special Education Gifted and Talented Specialist is required to pass the approved PLACE exam. The program consists of the required courses and practicum requirements agreed upon by the student and advisor. If a student enters the Master of Arts program in Special Education: Gifted and Talented without current teacher licensure, s/he is required to complete additional admission requirements and course requirements listed under Professional Teacher Education.

Course Requirement Overview

  UNC Issued Certificate
(12 hours)
CDE Endorsement
(24 hours)
Master’s of Arts Degree
(36 hours)
EDSE 682 
Foundations in Gifted Education (3) 
  * *
EDSE 683
Nature and Needs of Learners who are Gifted (3)
* * *
EDSE 684
Identification & Assessment for the Gifted (3)
  * *
EDSE 685
Curriculum for the Gifted & Talented (3)
* * *
EDSE 686
Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted & Talented (3)
* * *
EDSE 687
Program Strategies and Services for the Gifted & Talented (3)
*
or EDSE 689
* *
EDSE 688
Communication and Leadership in Gifted Education (3)
  * *
EDSE 689
Creativity in Gifted Education (3)
*
or EDSE 687
  *
EDSE 690
Highest Levels of Learning for the Gifted & Talented (3)
    *
SRM 600
Introduction to Graduate Research (3)
    *
EDSE 691
Practicum in Teaching the G& T (3) Spring Semester
    *
EDSE 691
Practicum in the Summer Enrichment Program (3)
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