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  • M.A. and Gifted Education Specialty Endorsement
  • Only university in Washington with a degree in gifted education
  • Complete your specialty endorsement in one year
  • Online and on-campus options
  • Courses and institutes for professional development
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Master's & Specialty Endorsement

Master of Arts in Teaching, Emphasis in Gifted and Talented

This program was created with working educators like you in mind. Enjoy the benefits of a respected university with the freedom of online classes, or, if you prefer, choose a combination of online and on-campus classes that allow you to interact with your instructors and fellow classmates face-to-face. You decide what will work best for you.

  • Curriculum

Gifted Education Specialty Endorsement

Gifted students, an often-overlooked group in student populations, need a particular type of instruction to thrive in school and in society.

The specialty endorsement is available online, or you may speak with an advisor to discuss on-campus options. Earn your specialty endorsement in just one year.

  • Curriculum

    This specialty endorsement emphasizes curricular and instructional needs of students and focuses on strategies for identifying and reaching exceptional students in both mixed-ability and self-contained classrooms.

    Course Number Course Title Credits
    EDG 550 Introduction to Gifted Education and Talent Development 3
    EDG 551 Social and Emotional Components of Giftedness 2
    EDG 554
    Curricular Strategies and Instructional Models for High Ability Learners 3
    EDG 508
    Differentiating Instruction for Highly Capable Students 1
    EDG 581 Field Study and Action Research (Minimum of 40 hours in a supervised setting, taken after completion of all required coursework. Complete in your district location or arrange with the supervisor.) 1
    Electives Select one credit of coursework related to gifted education from an online or on campus class or approved conference. Electives are offered fall, spring and summer semesters. 1 credit minimum
    Portfolio Final assessment to demonstrate evidence of knowledge and skills to meet Washington state standards and competencies