What will I learn?

The Specialist Degree in Gifted Education and Talent Development prepares leaders to understand and implement strategies, procedures, and policies that allow children and youth with gifts and talents to achieve their potentials and to provide in-depth learning experiences to develop expertise in gifted education and talent development.

Program Requirements (30 hours)

  • EDFN 500 Research Methods 3
  • GTE 536 Nature and Needs of Gifted, Creative, and Talented Students 3
  • GTE 537 Curriculum, Strategies, and Materials for Gifted Students 3
  • GTE 539 Assessment and Identification of Gifted and Talented Children 3
  • GTE 540 Developing Creativity and Leadership in Gifted Youth 3
  • GTE 636 Issues in Gifted Education and Talent Development 3
  • GTE 637 Seminar in Gifted Education and Talent Development 3
  • PSY 432G Psychology of the Gifted and Creative 3
  • EDU 699 Specialist Project 6

Total Hours 30

Which department am I in?

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Study options

Full Time (30 hours)

Tuition fees
US$17,154.00 per year
Start date

14 December 2021


College of Education and Behavioral Sciences



42101, United States

Online/Distance (30 hours)

Tuition fees
USD $707 per credit hour
Start date

14 December 2021

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have completed a U.S. baccalaureate degree or higher, or equivalent international degree, from an accredited institution, Baccalaureate degree cumulative GPA (Grade Point Average) of 2.75 or greater on a 4.0 scale.

For international students

Applicants must have a master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education or an equivalent international institution of higher education. The applicant must have a 3.0 grade-point-average in the master’s program.

English proficiency requirements (one of the following): TOEFL, IBT – 79, IELTS – 6.5, ELS - Level 112.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.