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Why study Gifted and Talented Education online through OSU?

As the only program of its type offered in Oklahoma, the master’s in Gifted and Talented Education develops practitioners who will advocate for the needs of gifted and talented students by focusing on the development of quality gifted programming. Successful completion of the 18-hour required core curriculum qualifies students to take the Oklahoma Gifted Education Specialist certification exam, equipping graduates for successful careers in public and private education at the school and district levels. 


This 100 percent online program is delivered through Canvas, OSU’s online learning platform. The program offers a two-year, accelerated cohort-style completion sequence in which students take two courses per semester. Completion pace can be modified as needed. The innovative and interactive online format utilizes synchronous video conferencing to form strong virtual communities connecting networks of teachers across the state and beyond.



All courses are offered in a cohort style model. Degree completion requires a minimum of 36 hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including common core, research requirement, area of emphasis and electives or thesis/creative component.



Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to submit application materials at least six weeks prior to the start of the semester. 


To apply to the Teaching, Learning and Leadership - option in Gifted and Talented Education, M.S. program, submit the following: 


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  • Graduate College application
  • Transcripts from all previously attended institutions (3.0 minimum undergraduate GPA required)
  • Current resume/vita
  • Personal goal statement (500 words) 




2020-2021 Estimated Cost Per Credit Hour
  Resident Non-Resident
Tuition $230.45 $360.00
Fees $201.75 $201.75


$432.20 $561.75
 * This is only an estimate of costs, based on currently approved 2020–2021 rates. Cost estimates do not include textbooks or exam and course fees. Costs will vary if coursework is not fully completed online. Active-duty military may qualify for resident tuition rate. Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Full disclaimer


The Gifted Oklahomans (GO) Foundation and Oklahoma Association of the Gifted, Creative and Talented (OAGCT) provides a scholarship for teachers of gifted students to pursue graduate-level coursework in the field of gifted education. Scholarship applications must be submitted within the first two weeks of the semester. 




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