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M.Ed with a concentration in Gifted Education (524A)
Advanced knowledge and skills in the area of Academically Gifted prepares already certified teachers to implement innovative techniques and instructional strategies of differentiation for meeting the needs of gifted students. Students engage in coursework and practicum experience to learn about the characteristics of gifted students, design and implement curricula that includes enrichment and acceleration as well as other differentiation methods and instructional strategies, and develop appropriate environments and activities that promote academic and social-emotional growth of gifted students. Furthermore, the program aligns with the Gallaspy College of Education and Human Development Conceptual Framework, Models for Learning where students engage in creative and critical thinking, responsibility taking, decision making, and problem solving.
Contact: Dr. Paula Christensen
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