• Gifted Education

    ME.GIED - Gifted Education

    The Master of Education in Gifted Education emphasizes research and practical application.

    Through research

    • build your educational philosophy
    • be encouraged to present at conferences
    • or submit articles for publication

    Practical Application

    Then you will test what you've discovered through practical application and refine your educational philosophy in real-world situations.

    • design a conference to help parents understand their gifted child's needs
    • prepare a professional development workshop
    • or participate in Threshold

    Gifted and Talented Supplemental Certificate

    The gifted and talented supplemental certificate will qualify you to help your district fulfill the Texas mandate in the Texas State Plan for Gifted Education that requires the needs of each gifted student be met in the public school setting.

    • explore the characteristics of gifted students
    • explore ways of identifying and meeting their needs in varied settings
    • and methods to help them develop their creative and leadership abilities

    Contact Information

    Dr. Mary Christopher, Program Director
    mchris@hsutx.edu
    325.670.1510
    Hardin-Simmons University
    Box 16225
    Abilene, Texas 79698
    *Please contact Dr. Christopher for Program Information and for Course Registration after notification of admission.*

    Additional Information

    • Consortium Programs

      Region XIV Consortium

      Graduate students who teach full time in a Region XIV school receive a 65% tuition reduction for EDUC, READ, and GIED graduate courses. This tuition rate makes obtaining an advanced degree affordable for area teachers.

      Metroplex Consortiums

      The M.Ed. in gifted education is also offered onsite at the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Pat May Center and onsite in Mansfield ISD at the Anderson Center.A 65% tuition reduction is available for students enrolled in this program.

    • Threshold Program

      A uniquely creative summer institute for children K-9, the Threshold Program allows you to mentor with acclaimed gifted educators from HSU and across the state. These leaders in the field of gifted education have designed an innovative curriculum specifically for this program. Even after you graduate, you may be invited to return to contribute to the Threshold program. Visit the Threshold website for more information. http://www.hsutx.edu/academics/irvin/educationalstudies/threshold  

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