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