Master’s in Gifted Education
Become an effective educator and role model for gifted students. With Lindenwood University Online’s 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 master’s in gifted education 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. If you are interested in earning a gifted education endorsement recognized by the higher learning commission, speak with us about your goals so we can help you determine the right education and credentials needed to achieve your goals. Navigating the road to success in education can sometimes feel confusing. At Lindenwood, our supportive staff specializes in helping students like yourself create a clear plan of action for your graduate-level education.
Program at a Glance
Cost per Credit
Coursework for our online master’s in gifted education can help you develop the skills to design curriculum, and teach effectively in elementary and secondary education settings. You should be able to assess progress that can be communicated to students, parents, and other members of your institution. As a result of our online curriculum, you can be ready to inspire gifted learners to maximize their unique abilities. Courses in our master’s in gifted education online program include
- Human Growth, Development, and the Exceptional Learner
- Administration and Supervision of Gifted Programs
- Meeting the Affective Needs of Gifted Children
- Assessment of Intellectual Skills
The field of education is growing in ways that offer many types of opportunities for professionals who specialize in gifted education. While the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) doesn’t report specific salary data for gifted education teachers, we can look at the role of instructional coordinators, which are similar in execution and qualifications. The BLS reports that instructional coordinators earn an annual median salary of $63,740. When you speak with our support team about your professional goals, you can discuss specific opportunities that may be available in your area. That will help you create the most efficient path to the career you want.
For admission to your program, you will need to complete your online application and submit the following documents:
- Online application
- Official transcripts
All colleges and universities previously attended. If you have fewer than 24 college credits, you will need to submit your official high school transcript.
- Letter of intent/personal statement
(1–2 page document indicating your interest in the program and Lindenwood)
- Additional requirements, such as program interview, letters of recommendation, a portfolio, an audition, GRE/GMAT test scores, or other requirements identified by the academic school in which a candidate is seeking acceptance. Additional requirements may also be requested dependent on application criteria as requested by University Admissions.
Once the application is submitted, an admissions counselor will contact the applicant to answer any questions and assist in the admission process.
Graduates of the MA in Gifted Education program who hold a valid Missouri teaching certificate and have a minimum of two years of teaching experience will be eligible for Missouri Gifted K-12 add-on teaching certification.
The cost per credit hour for this program is $551. Besides affordable tuition, we offer a generous transfer policy of up to nine credits toward your degree completion to further offset tuition costs—to save you time and money on your education!
Frequently Asked Questions
There are several types of gifted and talented education programs across the United States. If you are interested in this career path, contact us to learn more about opportunities that may align with your professional goals. Opportunities vary by region and career type. We can help you understand your best next steps.
You should expect to learn how to assess talented students’ abilities, develop curriculum for gifted learners, and apply effective teaching methods. At Lindenwood University Online, we offer a holistic and personalized approach to education with a focus on career readiness.
You can apply your education in academic settings that focus on talented students and gifted learners. Whether you want to work in elementary or secondary education settings, there are opportunities for graduates across the United States.
Why Choose Lindenwood University Online?
Since 1832, Lindenwood University has served students worldwide with affordable, high-quality academic programs providing real experience and real success. After nearly 200 years of academic excellence, Lindenwood is committed to a set of core values, including integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and community. Our gifted education master’s degree online program exemplifies this tradition of excellence and consistent values, delivered through the convenience of online learning.
We evolve our online degree programs to reflect the latest in academic research and innovation and to meet the top standards of higher education.
We are committed to offering our students studying online low tuition rates on top of multiple ways to save on your education.
Our programs align curriculum to industry realities from experienced instructors who share real-world insights.
We employ experts who are dedicated to helping our students with financial aid planning, enrollment counseling, tutoring services, and more.
We are committed to helping you succeed.
Throughout each step of your master’s in gifted education online degree program, you will receive support. From enrollment and tuition planning to staying on the right track, your support team is there to ensure your success.
If you’re ready to earn your master’s in gifted education online, consider the benefits and rich tradition of academic excellence that Lindenwood University has to offer