2017-2018 Graduate Studies Catalog

80 M R . AND M RS . W.B. I RVIN S CHOOL OF E DUCATION Gifted and Talented Education Dr. Mary Christopher, Program Director Admission Criteria Applicants for the Master of Education degree must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Admission to graduate study in gifted and talented educationand reading specialist requires meeting two of the three academic standards as listed below and receiving the endorsement of the program director. Academic Standards (must meet two of the three) 1. GPA of 3.00 in all upper-level course work (junior and senior level courses) or overall undergraduate GPA of 2.70. 2. GPA of 3.00 in all undergraduate course work appropriate to the intended field of study. 3. Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score at or above the 50th percentile on the verbal sub-test. Departmental Endorsement Admission to the program requires review and recommendation by the director of the program. All undergraduate prerequisites and/or transfer work must be approved by the director of the program and the dean of graduate studies. Curriculum Gifted and Talented Education (GIED) Students majoring in gifted education will complete the 36 hours listed below. Core Requirements: EDUC 5380 Digital Media and Curriculum Integration EDUC 6301 Introduction to Research Techniques EDUC 6305 Trend and Issues in Education Content Requirements: GIED 5397 Introduction to the Advanced or Gifted Learner GIED 6309 Teaching Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom GIED 6310 Assessment in Gifted Education GIED 6311 Creativity GIED 6313 Social/ Emotional Issues in Gifted Education GIED 6314 Curriculum Development for Gifted GIED 6315 Practicum in Gifted Literature Education Electives 6 hours (selected in consultation with advisor) Total Hours 36 Note: The student, in conjunction with his/her graduate advisor, develops a course of study which fits the interests and career objectives of the student. Gifted and Talented Supplemental Certificate Course requirements for the Texas Gifted and Talented Supplemental Certificate are contained within the Masters of Education Degree in Gifted Education. Individuals seeking this certification must hold a Texas teacher’s certificate and must be admitted to graduate studies at Hardin- Simmons University. To be recommended for gifted and talented certification, an individualmust