Are you a high school teacher looking to boost your qualifications to teach gifted and talented students?

Our M.S. Ed. program offers a concentration in the gifted and talented area that provides coursework for high school teachers seeking to enhance their knowledge and understanding of working with this special population.

The concentration consists of 36 hours of coursework.

The coursework focuses on developing specialized approaches to students and curriculum, on understanding adolescent behavior and gifted/talented psychology and other issues.

It meets the required accreditation outcomes, prepares candidates with required research skills, guarantees that curriculum needs are met and adds the recognition of a concentration in gifted and talented instruction to the M.S.Ed. degree.

Required Courses

Core Courses - 12 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-H 520 Education and Social Issues 3
EDUC-P 507 Assessment in Schools 3
EDUC-J 500 Instruction in Context of Curriculum 3
EDUC-S 590 Research in Secondary Education 3
Secondary Education Courses - 6 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-P 510 Psychology in Teaching 3
AND one of the following courses:
EDUC-A 508 School Law and the Teacher 3
EDUC-K 505 Introduction to Special Education for Graduate Students 3
EDUC-K 553 Management of Academic and Social Behavior 3
EDUC-L 524 Language Issues in Bi- and Multi-Lingual Education 3
EDUC-P 516 Adolescent Behavior and Development 3
EDUC-P 570 Managing Classroom Behavior 3
Gifted & Talented Courses - 15 credit hours
Dept./Course # Title Credit Hours
EDUC-W 551 Education and Psychology of the Gifted and Talented (online) 3
EDUC-W 552 Curriculum for the Gifted and Talented (online) 3
EDUC-W 553 Methods and Materials for the Gifted and Talented 3
EDUC-W 595 Practicum in Gifted and Talented 3
And one approved 3-hour IU Graduate Content Course outside the School of Education.

Elective Courses - 3 credit hours

Three credit hours from courses listed above, advanced method courses, workshop courses, or courses approved through petition.


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Joanna Goldstein Ph.D.

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Lisa Hoffman Ph.D.

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