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Graduate Record 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

Gifted Education


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Program Overview

A strong foundational knowledge of the theories of learning, principles of development (human, child, and/or adolescent), and concepts from the fields of assessment and research form the basis for understanding these exceptional learners. The majority of our students in Masters and Doctoral programs pursue the degree full-time, however many students seeking the Add-On Gifted Education endorsement to the teaching license, M.Ed. and Ed.D. pursue degrees part-time while working full-time as teachers, counselors, administrators, or specialists within central offices. Approximately 15 students are currently pursuing degrees in the area of gifted education.

There are four key objectives for the Gifted Education program at Curry:

  1. To develop a deep understanding of the field of gifted education and competency in the techniques to advance the knowledge base in gifted education;
  2. To strengthen the program’s competitive advantage in recruiting, admitting, and graduating students from all racial, ethnic, gender, and cultural backgrounds;
  3.  To enhance opportunities for students in the program to develop their own strengths and pursue their particular career goals; and
  4.  To strengthen and enhance leadership capacity in the field of gifted education

M.ED Degree Requirements


36 credits (up to 6 credits may be transferred in if at the graduate level and approved by the program area) which is inclusive of a 6-hour internship; comprehensive exam.

Ph.D. Degree Requirements


72 credits (up to 12 may be transferred in if at the graduate level and approved by the program area) inclusive of general coursework, mentorships, and the dissertation study

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