Degree: Master of Arts in Education
Program: Special Education: Gifted Education
Degree Level: Graduate
Credit Hours: 36 credit hours
Delivery Format: Online
Prerequisites: Bachelor’s Degree – Teacher Certiﬁcation
Nebraska teachers should complete Introduction to Exceptionalities or equivalent at either the undergraduate (SPED 234) or graduate (TESE 821P) level, if they have not already met this 3 credit hour special education requirement.
The Master of Arts in Education: Special Education – Gifted Education degree is designed for teachers who currently hold an undergraduate degree in education and would like to further their education. It is also designed to prepare educators with the knowledge base and competencies necessary for the appropriate education of gifted and talented learners.
NK’s College of Education online graduate programs have earned "Honor Roll" recognition in U.S. News and World Report’s national rankings. To earn national Honor Roll status in the U.S. News ranking program, online graduate education programs had to place among the top 30 percent in three out of four categories. UNK ranked in the top 30 percent in all four categories.
Basic computer literacy is required to succeed as an online student. To decide if online learning is for you, click on http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/ecampus/index.php?id=4788. To determine if you have the minimum hardware and software needed, log on to http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/students/index.php?id=6213.
Departmental Core Classes
TE 800 - Educational Research
TE 803 - Philosophy of Education
TE 804 - Curriculum Development in Multicultural Education
TESE 816C - Practicum in Gifted/Talented Education (arranged**)
TESE 822P - The Psychology & Education of Gifted & Talented Learners (offered during even year fall semesters*)
TESE 823P - Guiding the Social & Emotional Development of Gifted/Talented Education (offered during odd year fall semesters*)
TESE 824 - Identification/Assessment/Evaluation of Gifted/Talented Education (offered during odd year summer semesters)
TESE 825 - Curriculum Design & Development for Gifted/Talented Education (offered during odd year spring semesters)
TESE 826 - Program Design for Gifted/Talented Education (offered during even year spring semesters)
CSP 800 - Advanced Educational Psychology (offered during fall semesters)
Select one of the following:
TE 805P - Overview of Assistive Technology
TE 886P - Technology Tools for Teachers
Elective Courses = 3 credit hours. See Graduate Catalog.
*Entry into the specialized gifted education courses is through one of the fall beginning level courses OR experience teaching gifted learners. All other courses are taught on an advanced level.
**Practicum is usually the last course in the gifted course rotation.
The above program does not contain a thesis. Students who are interested in that option should contact Dr. Joan Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Nebraska at Kearney is a mid-sized comprehensive public university. UNK is one of four institutions in the University of Nebraska system. In a typical year, UNK draws students from 47 states and 50 foreign countries with a total enrollment approaching 7,200 students.
Affordable - UNK has one of the lowest tuition rates in the country. For tuitions rates, click here.
Accredited Programs - UNK is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Quality Education - UNK offers the same quality distance degree programs and courses that are offered on the campus. The majority of the instruction is taught by credentialed full-time faculty with doctoral degrees who are committed to quality teaching. Students and teaching remain the first priority with faculty at UNK.
Quality Student Support Services - Quality student support services are a hallmark of education at UNK. To help students get started with their online courses, a set of online video tutorials are available, as well as the Online Student Orientation. Other services include library services, discounted software and hardware, a writing center, 24/7 technology help desk, online bookstore, and more.
1) To visit with an adviser, contact Mary Volker at email@example.com
or call 1-308-865-8825.
2) Apply for admission online at http://myblue.unk.edu
3) Submit $45 application fee online or by mail to the Graduate Office at Founders Hall 2131, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849.
4) Send two official transcripts from all past institutions to the Graduate Office.
5) Once you’ve received an acceptance of admission notification, you may register for class by accessing UNK’s MyBlue registration system at http://myblue.unk.edu
6) After you have registered, click on http://www.unk.edu/acad/continuing_ed/students/index.php?id=6214
to get started with your online course.
Teacher EducationEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone:
College of Education, Room B116, UNK, Kearney, NE 68849