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Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Special Education in Gifted Education Online

Grow your impact in education and help gifted students discover their potential with an accredited online master’s degree program designed for working professionals like you.

05/18/20 Next Application Due Date
06/01/20 Start Classes

Program Overview

$10,800 Total Tuition
As few as 15 months Program Duration
36 Credit Hours

Learn how to identify the characteristics and motivational needs of the gifted learner with a Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Special Education in Gifted Education online from ULM. In this 100% online program, you will be able to design appropriate learning and performance modifications that enhance creativity, acceleration, depth and complexity in academic instruction for gifted individuals.

You will examine the theoretical and instructional nature of students’ affective needs, analyze the instructional needs of exceptional children and learn how to apply instructional strategies and curricular modifications within regular and special classrooms. You will also assess diagnostic data for student achievement, in as few as 15 months.

Career opportunities include:

  • Gifted and Talented Teacher
  • Teacher Leader
  • Special Education Advocate
  • Educational Consultant
Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation

The University of Louisiana Monroe School of Education teacher education programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

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Tuition and Fees

The Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Special Education in Gifted Education online program offers affordable, pay-as-you-go tuition. Financial aid may also be available for students who qualify.

Tuition breakdown:

$300 Per Credit Hour
$10,800 Program Tuition

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Program Per Credit Hour Per 3-Credit Hour Course Per Program
M.Ed., Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Special Education in Gifted Education $300 $900 $10,800

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Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at fafsa.ed.gov, using the Federal School Code for ULM: 002020.

If you have questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office at 318-342-5320.

Calendar

The Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Special Education in Gifted Education online program features flexible eight-week courses and five start dates each year. View the full calendar to find application deadlines, due dates for required documents, class starts and tuition deadlines for the class start date that works best for you.

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05/18/20 Next Application Due Date
06/01/20 Start Classes

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Session Program Start Date Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Late Registration Deadline* Late Payment Deadline* Last Class Day
Spring 2 03/12/2020 02/27/2020 03/05/2020 03/12/2020 03/12/2020 03/12/2020 03/19/2020 05/11/2020
Summer 06/01/2020 05/18/2020 05/25/2020 06/01/2020 N/A 06/01/2020 06/05/2020 07/31/2020
Fall 1 08/17/2020 08/03/2020 08/10/2020 08/17/2020 08/17/2020 08/17/2020 08/21/2020 10/09/2020
Fall 2 10/12/2020 09/28/2020 10/05/2020 10/12/2020 10/12/2020 N/A N/A 12/11/2020
Spring 1 01/11/2021 12/28/2020 01/04/2021 01/11/2021 01/11/2021 01/11/2021 01/15/2021 03/12/2021
Spring 2 03/15/2021 03/01/2021 03/08/2021 03/15/2021 03/15/2021 N/A N/A 05/14/2021
Summer 06/01/2021 05/18/2021 05/25/2021 06/01/2021 06/01/2021 06/01/2021 06/04/2021 07/01/2021

Course Map

*For those registering in Spring 1, Summer and Fall 1 who do not pay by the registration deadline will be dropped and required to register and pay $100 late fee. Please note late registration and late payment are not available for those starting in Spring 2 and Fall 2.

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Admissions

The admission process is the first step toward earning your Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Special Education in Gifted Education online. The requirements for admission to this program include:

Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
Teaching certificate
Official transcripts from all previously attended institutions

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Online Program Admission Requirements

  • Teaching certificate
  • Must have a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Submission of official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities
  • Applicants should have earned grades of C or better on all previous graduate course work

Regular Admissions

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 and above (based on a 4.0 scale), from a regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • 3.0 on last 60 hours of undergraduate course work from a regionally accredited university

Conditional Admission

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5 and above (based on a 4.0 scale), from regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • 2.75 on last 60 hours of undergraduate coursework from a regionally accredited university
  • OR

  • Minimum formula score of 622.6 (2.2 GPA X 283 GRE)
    • Scores 5 years or newer accepted only from ETS. Scores over 5 years are only accepted if they are on-file in the ULM Banner system.

Program Requirements

Applicants to all M.Ed. C&I concentrations, except English as a Second Language (ESL), must hold a valid teacher's certificate in a field complimentary to the graduate concentration issued by Louisiana State Department of Education or its equivalent. A total of 36 semester hours must be earned for the degree regardless of concentration chosen. Successful candidates also earn their endorsement for Teacher Leader.

Transcripts and official documents can be electronically submitted to gradschooldocs@ulm.edu.

If you need to submit official documents by mail, send them to:

Graduate Admissions
University of Louisiana Monroe
Sandel Hall 243
700 University Avenue
Monroe, LA 71209-0600

Have a question? Call us at 800-917-3236.

Courses

To earn the Master of Education, Curriculum & Instruction – Concentration in Special Education in Gifted Education online, students must complete the courses listed below for a total of 36 credit hours.

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Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Emphasizes application of research methods in PK-12 setting, the collection and assessment of diagnostic data for student achievement, and the study of existing research and instructional strategies.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to assist in the identification of the characteristics and motivational needs of the gifted learner. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Explores technologies that are presently being used as educational tools and prepares students for technology use beyond the computer-based information systems. Prerequisites: 4083 or CSCI 5003 or permission from department head.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to present methods of instruction, curriculum development and materials appropriate to the needs of gifted students in the regular and special class.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Examines the theoretical and instructional nature of students' affective needs. Designed for education personnel responsible for gifted learners. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed for evaluating learning systems with emphasis on constructing measures to evaluate progress and outcomes in social, affective and cognitive areas.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

An examination of the theoretical and practical nature of creativity and techniques to develop and nurture creativity in the classroom. Designed for teachers of gifted children, general education teachers, counselors and/or administrators. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to build competencies of educators in consultation skills with educational administrators, ancillary personnel, teachers, parents, students and other professionals.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Designed to prepare candidates to incorporate methods, content, materials and research in their instructional areas of expertise with emphasis upon integration of research-based methodology in the classroom. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Analyses the instructional needs of exceptional children and the application of instructional strategies and curricular modifications within regular classrooms. A. Elementary; B. Secondary. Prerequisites: valid Louisiana teaching certificate or equivalent or written permission from certification coordinator.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Performance-based course to develop teacher leaders to enhance student achievement. Issues and performances emphasize the practice of leadership in the school culture, instructional settings, curriculum, team activities, decision making, communication and learning communities.

Duration: 8 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Supervised experience with gifted children. Must meet all other eligibility requirements for Louisiana Teaching Certificate in field of study to earn graduate credit and grade. Prerequisites: SPED 5075, SPED 5076 and approval of director of field experiences.

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