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Master of Education: Gifted Education

Fostering Excellence and Diversity in Gifted Education

What makes our CSU program special?

Time to Complete: 3-5 semesters

Credits: Endorsement: 5 courses totaling 15 credits / Master’s Program: 10 courses totaling 30 credits

Cost: Current CSU Graduate tuition costs can be found on the Bursar's website

Program Highlights

We know that you:

Cleveland State University's online program in Gifted and Talented Learners is designed for previously certified/licensed teachers who are seeking any of the following:

The multi-dimensional program is aligned with the teacher preparation standards from the National Association for Gifted Children and The Council for Exceptional Children, The Association for the Gifted and includes:

Ohio rules, regulations, and policies for gifted education are built into the courses; however, we have designed the assignments to be flexible so that anyone working in a different state can successfully complete all their work using information from their state.


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Career Outcomes and Job Opportunities

With a Master’s degree, or an endorsement to add on to your existing license, graduates are well prepared for leadership roles as a:

Online courses are taught by experienced teachers, coordinators and researchers. Courses include audio and video content, including demonstrations of classroom practices. The practicum course includes visits from a CSU instructor to the student’s classroom.

The M.Ed. in Gifted and Talented Learners includes:

Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction Required Courses (24 credits total)

Research and Inquiry (3 credits)
Course Title Credits
EDB 601 Research in Education and Human Services 3 Credits
Human Development (3 credits)
Course Title Credits
EGT 512 Introduction to Gifted Education 3 Credits
Theory and Practice (3 credits)
Course Title Credits
EGT 513 Developing Curriculum for Learners with Gifts and Talents 3 Credits
Educational Policy, History, and Social Context (3 credits, select one)
Course Title Credits
EDB 604 Social Issues and Education 3 Credits
EDB 606 Philosophy and Education 3 Credits
EDB 608 School and Society in the American Past 3 Credits
EDB 609 Comparative and International Education 3 Credits
Gifted and Talented Learners Specialization (9 credits)
Course Title Credits
EGT 514 Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners 3 Credits
EGT 518 Programming and Services for Learners with Gifts and Talents 3 Credits
EGT 580 Practicum in Gifted and Talented Education 3 Credits
Culminating Activity (3 credits)
Course Title Credits
EGT 582 Action Research in Gifted Education 2 Credits

Electives (6 credits minimum)

Gifted and Talented Learners (Choose 2 courses / 6 credits)
Course Title Credits
EDB 612 Curriculum Theory and Instruction 3 Credits
EGT 517 Creativity, Inquiry, and Productive Thinking 3 Credits
EGT 519 Using Technology with Learners with Gifts and Talents 3 Credits
ETE 555 Instructional Design 3 Credits
ETE 595 Current Topics and Research in Educational Technology 3 Credits
Online Teaching Graduate Certification (7 credits)
Course Title Credits
ETE 690 Designing Online Instruction 3 Credits
ETE 691 eLearning Tools and Techniques 3 Credits
ETE 692 Applications of Online Instruction 1 Credit
Computer and Technology Endorsement (12 credits)
Course Title Credits
ETE 570 Technology in Learning Environments 3 Credits
ETE 571 Technological Change in Schools 3 Credits
ETE 572 Advancements in Educational Technology 3 Credits
ETE 573 Innovation: Projects in Educational Technology 3 Credits
Data-Based Decision Making Advanced Graduate Certificate (12 credits)
Course Title Credits
EDB 701 OR EDB 572 Advanced Educational Research OR Statistics for Health and Human Services 3 Credits
EDB 574 OR EDB 575 Data-Based Classroom Instruction OR Data-Based Decision Making and Differentiation 3 Credits
EDB 704 Interpreting Student Performance Data 3 Credits
EDB 711 Educational Evaluation and Innovation 3 Credits
Early Childhood Generalist Endorsement (9 credits)
Course Title Credits
ECE 521 Development and Education in Grades 4 & 5 3 Credits
ECE 523 Integrated Literacy and Social Studies Teaching in Grades 4 & 5 3 Credits
ECE 525 Mathematics and Science Instruction and Assessment in Grades 4 & 5 3 Credits

The Gifted Endorement includes:

Gifted Endorsement (15 Credits)

Course Title Credits
EGT 512 Introduction to Gifted Education 3 Credits
EGT 513 Developing Curriculum for Learners with Gifts and Talents 3 Credits
EGT 514 Differentiating Instruction for Diverse Learners 3 Credits
EGT 518 Programming and Services for Learners with Gifts and Talents 3 Credits
EGT 580 Practicum in Gifted and Talented Education 3 Credits

Applicants must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. Students must meet with an advisor to design a program of study.

Evidence of ONE of the following criteria:

  1. Your baccalaureate degree is less than six years old at the time of application AND your undergraduate cumulative grade point average was 2.75 or
  2. Your baccalaureate degree is more than six years old at the time of application AND your undergraduate cumulative grade point average was 3.00 or above OR
  3. You have completed the equivalent of 12 semester hours of CSU graduate coursework, including EDB 601, AND you received a grade of “B” or better in each course.
  4. A score at the 50th percentile on the Miller Analogies Test or on the Verbal and Quantitative sections of Graduate Record Examination

All students applying to the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction must:

Interested students should fill out the Request Information form and indicate their preference for Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, with Gifted Intervention Specialist Endorsement.

For more information, see https://levin.csuohio.edu/c_f/online-gifted-education-program

For additional information, contact:

Department of Curriculum and Foundations
College of Education and Public Affairs
2485 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall, 376
Cleveland, OH 44115
Dr. Claire Hughes, Professor and program coordinator
216.687.4577
c.e.lynch@csuohio.edu

Learning Methodology

Courses are 15 weeks and are asynchronous with optional weekly meetings. Program access requires familiarity with internet access, computer camera access, and Word processing capabilities. The program is conducted through Blackboard and Zoom and many assignments require that you observe and gather data within a school or classroom setting. Course work is designed to prepare you to:


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FAQs

Can I apply for the program if I don’t have a teaching license/ am not working in schools?

This program is designed for working teachers or administrators, and many of the assignments require that you practice the strategies and concepts within a school environment. If you don’t have a teaching license, we can work with you through other programs to get you certified and add on your gifted endorsement. If you have a license, but aren’t currently working in schools, we can work with you to obtain an experience that will allow you to complete the requirements of the program and courses.

Do I have to do the Master’s degree if I only want the endorsement?

No. The endorsement is 15 credit hours, and you can stop there if you like. However, if you decide that you do want to get your Master’s degree, those 15 hours of the endorsement will count towards the 30 hours of the Master's in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in gifted education. You would need to finish an additional 15 credit hours to finish the Master’s degree.

I already have a Master’s degree. Do I still need this program?

Yes. You would still need to take the 15 hours focused in gifted education for the endorsement. We are looking into the possibility of advanced opportunities beyond the Master’s degree

I am not teaching in Ohio, but another state. Can I still take this program?

You will need to check with your State Department and see if these courses would count towards your state requirements for teaching gifted children and/or gifted endorsement. Because this program is aligned with the NAGC/CEC national standards for gifted education, there is a good chance, but each state has different requirements. We focus on the laws and expectations for teachers in Ohio, but if you are from another state, assignments can be adapted for your environment.

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