Aug 02, 2021  
2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gifted Education, M.Ed.

CIP Code: 8378 (131004-03)

The Master of Education program in Education of the Gifted is designed for elementary, middle, and secondary teachers who wish to specialize in the education of academically gifted students. Louisiana certification to teach the academically gifted requires certification in one or more areas of regular education. Graduates of this program will be granted state certification to teach in programs for the academically gifted at the level(s) and in the subject(s) for which they hold regular certification, as well as in enrichment programs or classes at all levels.

Admission Requirements

In addition to the general admission requirements from the Graduate School, admission to the graduate program in Gifted Education requires the following:

  1. Valid teaching Certificate in one or more areas of general education;
  2. Evidence of one year of full-time teaching experience;
  3. Two letters of recommendation utilizing the forms provided. Letters must address the candidate's potential to become a master teacher and to facilitate the learning of academically gifted students.

Course Requirements

A minimum of 36 semester hours is required for completion of the degree program.

Entry Core

The entry core consists of six credit hours:

Major Courses

The major consists of twenty-four credit hours. Please take note of prerequisites; courses are to be completed in a specific order. Prerequisites are included in the course descriptions.


* Those not teaching in gifted programs should register for the summer practicum, SPED 513  (6 hours). Those teaching in gifted programs should register for the internship, SPED 591  (6 hours). The program coordinator must approve exceptions.


One three credit hour elective must be selected in consultation with advisor

Final Core Hours

The final core credit hours consist of the following: