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.
In addition to the general admission requirements from the Graduate School, admission to the graduate program in Gifted Education requires the following:
Valid teaching Certificate in one or more areas of general education;
Evidence of one year of full-time teaching experience;
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.
A minimum of 36 semester hours is required for completion of the degree program.
IRED 5xx - A graduate level course in education technology
* 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: