Careers in Gifted Education: Improve the Learning Experience
The online MA Gifted Education program from Lindenwood University explores the needs of students with varying abilities. You’ll learn to utilize innovative resources as you prepare for diverse careers in gifted education. The program also offers an add-on Missouri teaching certificate option.
- $59,420 median annual salary of elementary school teachers
- $61,660 median annual salary for high school teachers
- 4% industry growth rate for education careers
According to research by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of education is expanding at a steady pace of 4% and more than 96,000 new teaching positions will be available by 2029.
High School Teacher
High school teachers typically educate students in ninth through twelfth grade and ensure they gain the skills and knowledge that qualify them for a high school diploma. These educators teach one area of study, such as mathematics, history, or art, and help students prepare for success in adulthood.
Special Education Teacher
Special education teachers provide engaging and beneficial educational experiences to children struggling with physical, mental, and sensory impairments. They are responsible for helping special education students develop the skills they need to live safe and productive lives.
Career and salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Additional careers in gifted education:
- Elementary school teacher
- Kindergarten teacher
- School and career counselor
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.
Program Outcomes: Teaching Tools for Diverse Careers in Gifted Education
When you complete the gifted education online program, you will be able to:
- 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
- Collaborate with other teachers and parents of gifted children to ensure they receive the most beneficial learning experience
- Utilize the available resources of a school district to create valuable learning experiences
Lindenwood University is committed to supporting its students academically and professionally after graduation.
Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-941-0568 to learn more about the career services that are available to you.
We host four job fairs per year, both on campus and through our partnerships within the Gateway Career Association.
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When you graduate with a degree from Lindenwood, you’ll be a part of our extensive network of former students.
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