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MA in Gifted Education

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An Accredited Program to Help You Reach Gifted Students

Prepare to effectively teach gifted children. This CAEP-accredited program offers an add-on Missouri teaching certification and allows you to gain insight from multiple speakers throughout the year.

Prepare to effectively teach gifted children. This CAEP-accredited program offers an add-on Missouri teaching certification and allows you to gain insight from multiple speakers throughout the year.

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As you’re making your decision about pursuing an online degree, you are likely to have questions. From program information to details about the application process, we’re here to help you find the answers you need.

Make a Difference in the Lives of Gifted Children

Become an effective educator and role model for gifted students. With Lindenwood University’s online Master of Arts in Gifted Education, you will discover how to develop instructional methods and services to make a positive impact in the lives of gifted students.

Our master’s in gifted education online program teaches you how to examine and evaluate the needs of students of varying abilities and school districts to create a conducive learning environment. You will explore how to work with parents, administrators, and school board members. This program also offers opportunities throughout the academic year to hear guest speakers who are well-versed in the field.

In addition, our MA in Gifted Education provides an add-on Missouri teaching certification.

Accreditation and Accolades

The Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) accredits Lindenwood University. CAEP promotes excellence in educator preparation through quality assurance and continuous improvement.

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A Curriculum Designed to Help You Succeed

Our master’s degree in gifted education online program includes 33 to 36 credit hours. There are three credit hours of recommended prerequisites.

The program’s core curriculum consists of 15 credit hours that focus on key concepts in gifted education. You will also complete three credit hours of research and a 3-credit-hour practicum or project. Additionally, you will choose 12 credit hours of elective courses related to gifted education.

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Admission Requirements

To apply to our master’s in gifted education online program, you must submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Current résumé
  • Letter of intent, including a personal statement regarding your interest in the program and career goals
  • Official undergraduate transcript(s), as well as official transcript(s) from any graduate school(s) attended with a minimum GPA of 3.0

What It’s Like to Study Online

Being an online student doesn’t mean that you will sacrifice access to the tools, resources, support, and community that you would have through a traditional on-campus program. In fact, you will still get the college experience — just at an affordable price from the comfort of your home.

Find out more about what it’s like to study online at Lindenwood.

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Cost to Attend

We strive to provide a high-quality online education at an affordable price. Our master’s in gifted education online program is offered at just $495 per credit hour.

In addition, we offer the opportunity to transfer previously earned college credits, financial assistance, and U.S. military benefits.

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Program Outcomes

  • Effectively prepare curricula for the education of gifted students in the K–12 setting
  • Utilize various tools to assess the educational needs of gifted students
  • Understand the differential affective characteristics and needs of gifted students

Career Outlook

Some of the potential career paths you may pursue after earning your master’s in gifted education online include:

  • Special education teacher: $59,780
  • Elementary school teacher: $57,980
  • High school teacher: $60,320

Median annual salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the answers to some of the questions we are commonly asked.

Yes, we allow up to 9 credits to be transferred into this program. Transfer credits must be from a regionally accredited institution, be applicable to the program’s curriculum, and meet minimum GPA requirements. Students may transfer up to 6 applicable workshop credits from an accredited institution.

Gifted education is crucial as it ensures that all students can learn at a pace that ensures their success through coursework that is aligned to their needs. It helps keep gifted students engaged in the classroom, improves their self-esteem, and reduces the chances that they will drop out of school.

Gifted and talented education uses special procedures, practices, and theories to teach students with varying needs. Gifted and talented programs help students who have differing achievements and aptitudes. Generally, this form of education uses acceleration and enrichment, through which gifted students may have additional material to study but learn at the same pace as others.

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