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Gifted and Talented Education, M.Ed.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #401 (ARWU) , AR,
A Master of Education degree in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Education is offered. In addition to the master’s degree, there are two certificate programs, a graduate certificate in Gifted and Talented Education and a graduate certificate in Teaching Advanced Placement. 

About

For more information about these programs, see the descriptions that follow and visit the website. In addition to the master’s degree and certificate programs, an area of concentration in gifted education is available through the doctoral program in Educational Administration and Supervision. Contact Dr. Ann Robinson at aerobinson@ualr.edu for more information.

The Master of Education in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Education prepares students for professional careers as teachers of gifted and talented students and as administrators of programs for the gifted and talented in a variety of school and community settings. Elective courses and independently selected student projects encourage students to focus on an area of emphasis related to personal and professional goals. The curriculum is offered in a 100% online format.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching the Gifted and Talented
  • Creativity Seminar
  • Curriculum and Instruction in Gifted Education
  • Affective Needs of the Gifted and Talented
  • Supervised Practicum

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • A valid teacher license. (Arkansas or other state), and
  • Favorable recommendations from faculty in the program.
  • Regular Admission (additional requirements)
  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale), or
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate courses, or
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National Applies to you

    725 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 725 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State Applies to you

    320 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 320 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Little Rock

  • 875 - 1320 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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