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.
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 (12 hours required)
TE 800 - Educational Research
TE 803 - Philosophy of Education
TE 804 - Curriculum Development in Multicultural Education
Select one of the following:
TE 805P - Overview of Assistive Technology
TE 886P - Technology Tools for Teachers
Emphasis Area (21 hours required)
TESE 816C - Practicum in Gifted/Talented Education*
TESE 822P - The Psychology & Education of Gifted & Talented Learners
TESE 823P - Guiding the Social & Emotional Development of Gifted/Talented Learners
TESE 824 - Identification, Assessment, & Evaluation of Gifted/Talented Education
TESE 825 - Curriculum Design & Development for Gifted/Talented Education
TESE 826 - Program Design for Gifted/Talented Education
CSP 800 - Advanced Educational Psychology
Elective Courses (3 hours required)
*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. Brian Wojcik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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