Curriculum and Instruction (Gifted Education) (MEd)

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The MEd program in curriculum and instruction, gifted education concentration, prepares teachers, school administrators, school psychologists, early interventionists and family members to work effectively with gifted children. Students will gain the theory and pedagogy needed to identify and serve gifted children as well as the knowledge and skills required to develop and provide the most current instructional methods and services for their gifted students.

Graduates will understand how to identify learning potential and address specific needs of gifted and talented students. They will gain an understanding of gifted students' unique affective and academic needs and know how to design and provide appropriately challenging, differentiated curriculum and instruction so that gifted students may develop their full potential.

Graduates will know how to develop a continuum of gifted programs and services, work with administrations, teachers, school boards and parents, and be able to advocate for gifted students at local and national levels.

The program is designed for public and private teachers in regular classrooms, honors classrooms and gifted programs, and also for school administrators and gifted program coordinators.

The program provides the 12 semester hours of coursework in gifted education required for the gifted education (K-12) endorsement from the Arizona Department of Education. Students should refer to the Arizona Department of Education website for additional requirements.

Degree Offered

Gifted Education MEd


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