Meeting the Needs of Exceptional Students Begins with a Master’s in Education – Gifted Education Degree
Liberty University’s 100% online Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Gifted Education is designed to instruct educators on how to plan and implement appropriate curriculum for exceptional children in educational settings. Customization and understanding are crucial to help meet the needs of gifted students who do not fit traditional methods of teaching. Our master’s degree in gifted education is for teachers interested in becoming a specialist in this unique field and have a passion for diverse teaching methods.
Students in our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Gifted Education online degree program will come to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all plan for teaching gifted students. In keeping with our mission to Train Champions for Christ, the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Gifted Education seeks to develop well-rounded teachers equipped for addressing any situation in the field and serve as a valuable asset to their school.
Please note: This program includes the required steps to pursue add-on or advanced licensure, which require initial licensure in teaching. If you do not have an initial teaching license, please see the Master of Arts in Teaching program.
Why Choose Our Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction – Gifted Education Online Degree?
Liberty University, a nonprofit institution of higher education, was founded in 1971. To this day, we remain one of the leading Christian universities in the nation. Our master’s in education – gifted education program is accredited by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) through CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation) as an Educator Preparation Provider (EPP). Liberty University strives to produce educators and school leaders who model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers. Concurrent with this goal, our Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction – Gifted Education degree is designed to prepare candidates for effective leadership in Christian, public, and private schools.
We don’t just train educators — we train educators who want to make a positive impact on the next generation. It’s who you are and who you aspire to become. We want to help you reach your goals, so we’re making a master’s degree more affordable. You can add to your skill set, broaden your professional capacity, and make a bigger impact on your students with an online graduate degree in education from Liberty University.
Our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Gifted Education online program is an excellent fit for students who have dedicated their lives to being in the classroom. Through the gifted online courses, students will learn from a faculty of seasoned teaching professionals who translate their wisdom and knowledge from the field to your course content. Liberty’s Master of Education Curriculum and Instruction – Gifted Education degree seeks to promote student success and provide opportunities for optional on-campus intensives to advance learning quality and create relationships with peers and professors.
Please note that the curriculum and instruction master’s degree in gifted education is a non-licensure track, but may be available for advanced licensure for licensed teachers (check with your state).
What Will You Learn in Our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Gifted Education?
In the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Gifted Education online program, you will learn foundational principles of education and curriculum as well as specialized knowledge in gifted education. An overview of the teaching-learning process is explored about learning theory, individual differences, motivation, exceptionality, and teaching methodology. Research on human development, data collection and assessment, and application of research in school settings under our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Gifted Education will prepare you to teach exceptional students.
Training in recognizing exceptional characteristics in youth is explored in the gifted education area of study. This program will also cover models of service delivery, documentation procedures, and legal/ethical issues. In the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Gifted Education online degree program, you will learn about the emotional, academic, and social needs of gifted learners for the development of appropriate assessment, curriculum development, and teacher-student interactions. A capstone course will address the current issues in the field of education with classroom implications and case studies to transfer to direct classroom application.
- EDUC 526 – Identification and Education of the Gifted Learner
- EDUC 620 – Curriculum and Methods for Teaching Gifted Learners
- EDUC 627 – Program Design and Services in Gifted Education
Master’s in Gifted Education Program Highlights
Liberty is ranked in the top 1% of more than 2,100 online colleges and universities for academic quality, affordability, and accessibility by BestColleges.com — and one of the top 10 online schools in America by Niche.com. Earning your online degree from a nonprofit university with this kind of recognition will set you apart from others in your field.
While other colleges are increasing their tuition, we actually lowered our tuition for our Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Education programs. At $415 per credit hour for full time, Liberty University’s M.Ed. online is available at one of the lowest tuition rates for this degree in the country.
- You can complete this master’s in gifted education degree program in as little as 1.5 years.
M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction – Gifted Education Degree Information
- A 3-credit-hour practicum is an optional part of the M.Ed. Program.
- 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times.
- This program falls under the School of Education.
- Download and review the Degree Completion Plan for this program.
- View the Graduate Education Course Guides. (login required)
Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe. Whether you are a current service member, discharged or retired from service, or the spouse of a service member or veteran, we are here to support you every step of the journey.
As a thank-you for your dedication and service to our country, Liberty is honored to serve and support you in your pursuit of online education by offering the following benefits:
- Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
- Additional discount for veterans who serve in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)
Potential Career Options with a Degree in Gifted Education
Upon completion of your master’s degree in gifted education, you will have the ability to pursue many careers, including:
- Gifted education teacher
- Gifted curriculum director
A regionally or nationally accredited bachelor’s degree with a 3.0 or above GPA is required for admission in good standing. Please visit our admission requirements page for more detailed admissions related information.
All Applicants Must Submit the Following:
- Admission application
- Application fee*
- Official college transcripts
- Unofficial college transcripts may be accepted with a completed official transcript request form**
- Proof of English proficiency
*There is no upfront application fee; however, a deferred $50 application fee will be assessed during financial check-in. This fee is waived for qualifying service members, veterans, and military spouses – documentation verifying military status is required.
**An official transcript is needed within 60 days of acceptance or before non-attendance drops for the first set of matriculated classes, whichever comes first.