M.Ed. in Gifted Education (Plus Certificate And Endorsement)

About the Master's in Gifted Education

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The Master of Education degree in gifted education is designed to provide the specialized knowledge needed by teachers and other educational personnel who are interested in working with gifted and talented students (K-12). The M.Ed. in Gifted Education, Graduate Certificate, and Gifted Endorsement are offered fully online in an asynchronous format designed to meet the needs of busy education professionals. The curriculum is appropriate for teachers whether they provide instruction in special programs for the gifted or teach in inclusive settings. The M. Ed. Degree in gifted education does not confer teacher certification. The Department of Early, Middle, and Elementary Education is responsible for the gifted education program although the program itself is multi-disciplinary.


Admission to the program is open to those applicants who possess a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited four-year college or university. Applicants must submit supporting documents as required for general admission to a graduate program. Applicants must possess Instructional I Certification in Pennsylvania or another state. Applicants must have earned a 2.75 or better undergraduate cumulative average. The General Graduate Record Exam (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is required if your cumulative GPA is lower than a 3.0.  

For more information about graduate admission, visit the College of Graduate Studies and Adult Learning


“It took the opportunity to get a degree in gifted education for me to finally pursue my master’s degree. I was very happy with the knowledgeable faculty and the coursework that was offered. Even after spending many years in the field of gifted, I feel the experience was beneficial.”

- Amy D’Amico | M.Ed.

GFED Course Offerings (Subject to Change):

Summer 2024: GFED 676 & GFED 686; Fall 2024: GFED 670, GFED 674, GFED 675 & GFED 690; Winter 2025: GFED 676

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Clinical Practicum (GFED 690)

GFED 690 has two parts: Evaluation Practicum and Teaching Practicum. The course can be taken in one semester (6 credits) or across two semesters (3 credits each). Both involve working in your own school/class rather than another placement/district.


Check out our frequently asked questions page for prospective and current students!

Gifted Program FAQ

Gifted Education ListServ

Our gifted education program runs a ListServ for gifted educators and specialists! See below for more details.

Gifted-atmu ListServ Info