2017-2018 Graduate Studies Catalog

81 complete 12 hours of course work listed below, complete three hours of practicum or two years of teaching experience in a gifted program, and pass the TExES exam for gifted and talented supplemental certification. This recommendation may occur at any point in the master’s program when the student meets the requirements for certification. Courses Required for Gifted and Talented Supplemental Certificate GIED 5397 Introduction to the Advanced or Gifted Learner ..............................................3 GIED 6311 Creativity ..........................................................................................................3 GIED 6314 Curriculum Development for Advanced or Gifted Learners............................3 GIED 6315 Practicum in Gifted Education*. ......................................................................3 Select one course from the following ..................................................................................3 GIED 6309 Teaching Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom GIED 6310 Assessment in Gifted Education GIED 6313 Social and Emotional Issues in Gifted Education Total………………………………………………………………………………………15 *Or two years successful classroom teaching experience in a program for gifted and talented students. Comprehensive Exam A written and/or oral comprehensive exam is a requirement of all MEd candidates. The exam(s) should be scheduled with the graduate advisor during the last semester of course work. The content of the exam will be determined by the comprehensive exam committee composed of three faculty members recommended by the program director and approved by the Dean of Graduate Studies. Graduation Requirements Successful completion of the 36 graduate semester hour academic requirements, followed by the successful completion of the comprehensive examination, fulfills the graduation requirement for the Master of Education degree in Gifted and Talented Education. Time Limit All requirements for the Master of Education degree in gifted and talented education must be completed within five years from the semester of initial admission. Courses Note: By action of the Graduate Council and graduate faculty, all students must have a minimum of 50% of their curriculum in 6000 level courses. Gifted Education (GIED) GIED 5397 Introduction to the Advanced or Gifted Learner (3-3-0) Focuses on a comprehensive, authentic study of the purposes, objectives, and practices of gifted education. Both theoretical and practical issues will be considered with particular emphasis on (1) characteristics and needs, (2) identification and assessment, and (3) procedures designed to meet academic needs across the curriculum for advanced students. GIED 6099 Special Topics (1-3 hours credit) Designed to meet special needs of individuals or special students. Offered as needed. May be repeated when topic is changed. GIED 6309 Teaching Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom (3-3-0) Addresses the dilemma of how to appropriately meet the needs of advanced or gifted students who already know a significant amount of the curriculum before instruction is initiated. Practical and workable solutions, based on research and practice, will be incorporated. GIED 6310 Assessment in Gifted Education (3-3-0) Investigates the nature, characteristics, and appropriate uses of assessment procedures and

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