Our program will prepare you to develop children’s problem-solving and thinking skills, with a special emphasis on diverse learners.
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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:
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.
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 and degree requirements. You can review course descriptions for the program in the Graduate Catalog.
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.
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.