M.Sc. On Campus

Gifted Education

Samford University

12 months
862 USD/credit 25860 USD/year
862 USD/credit 25860 USD/year
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Samford University’s Master of Science in Education (M.S.E.) in Gifted Education at Samford University is designed for teachers who feel called to teach gifted and talented students or plan to work with students, their families, and teachers as a certified gifted specialist for grades P-12. 


Samford’s M.S.E. in Gifted Education has been awarded National Recognition of Specialized Professional Associations through CAEP, the accrediting body for university schools of education. This program offered at Samford University is the only graduate program in Alabama that has received this prestigious approval.

Gifted specialists understand the uniqueness and the characteristics of gifted learners. Our program graduates are prepared to develop appropriate learning opportunities that aid gifted students in reaching their full potential.

The program is delivered in a blended format, ideal for educators working full-time. Blended courses offer the same quality education as students receive in a face-to-face classroom, including strong relationships with classmates and faculty, small class sizes and a blend of theoretical concepts with practical, hands-on experiences. Courses are delivered by award-winning faculty who are invested in preparing the next generation of teacher leaders.

The program was developed to help certified teachers continue their education, take on leadership roles, and conduct powerful practitioner research that has the ability to have a direct impact on their practice and the practice of others.

Is This Program for Me?

If you have a desire to help gifted and talented students reach their full potential, this program is for you. This program will help you enhance your skills and your career. As gifted educators, we believe it is our responsibility to find the unique gifts of talented students and give them the opportunities they need to thrive. By completing the program, you will become well-versed in the theories, research and strategies that best serve gifted students.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Differentiating Instruction and Teaching the Gifted in the Regular Classroom
  • Nature and Needs of the Gifted Learner
  • Current Issues in Gifted Education Seminar
  • Curriculum Materials and Methods for the Gifted
  • Practicum in Gifted Education
  • Developing Creative and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Curriculum Integration of Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Admission Requirements:

  • Application
  • Application fee of $35 made payable to Samford University
  • One official transcript showing bachelor's degree
  • Article critique
  • Passing score on MAT or GRE
  • Class B teaching certificate, any field
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Dispositions for mfilled out by current supervisor
  • Interview with program director

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 862 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    25860 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 862 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Homewood

850 - 1300 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Updated over a year ago

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