Gifted & Creative Education (M.Ed.)

Our program will prepare you to develop children’s problem-solving and thinking skills, with a special emphasis on diverse learners. 

teacher and children in class

Why Earn a Master’s Degree in Gifted and Creative Education?

The needs of gifted and creative learners often differ from those of the general population. Our program will teach you to identify, serve and work with gifted and creative learners from all backgrounds. You’ll gain knowledge and skills in:

  • developmentally appropriate instruction for advanced learners
  • family/community outreach and support
  • instructional models and strategies for developing the talents, creativity and problem-solving skills of children

Career Options

Graduates are prepared for a variety of positions as teacher-leaders, public and private school teachers, program directors, educational and curriculum specialists for school districts and gifted education programs, and policy specialists in public and private agencies. 

Admission and Degree Requirements

The 30-unit program includes five required courses, an internship, and four electives designed to support individual areas of professional specialization and academic interest.  View admission requirements. You can review degree requirements and course descriptions for the program in the Graduate Catalog

Earn the Gifted and Talented Education Specialist Endorsement

The Gifted and Creative Education (M.Ed.) is a Maryland-approved program that fulfills the requirements for a Gifted and Talented Education Specialist endorsement. If you have a valid Maryland teaching credential, you will be eligible to apply for that endorsement when you graduate.

 

why towson university?

Program Advantages

  • TU’s long history and reputation as an excellent teacher training institution
  • Nationally known faculty who are experts in the education of gifted and creative children
  • Program accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Maryland State Department of Education
  • Practical experiences in a wide variety of settings, including urban, suburban and rural schools
  • Technology training to extend and enhance learning experiences in the classroom
  • Accommodates working professionals and full-time students with a variety of late afternoon, evening and online classes

Convenient Locations 

Gifted and Creative Education is offered on Towson University’s main campus. The program is also available at reduced tuition rates to eligible employees in Baltimore County, Howard County, and Anne Arundel County Public Schools through the Towson Learning Network.  

Contact Information

Program Director
Stephen Schroth
Location
Hawkins Hall, Room 009
Hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.