Master’s in Gifted Education Online (M.Ed.) Champion Bright Minds


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Are you an education professional looking to advance your career? Do you want to help gifted students receive a rigorous, rewarding education? Are you passionate about equipping students of all ages for future success — both in school and in life?

If that sounds like you, Liberty’s online Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum and Instruction – Gifted Education can help! Our program explores how to develop curricula and teaching strategies for students with advanced intellectual and creative abilities.

Throughout this program, you’ll learn how to identify and support gifted students, conduct educational research, and effectively implement technology in the classroom. Gifted and talented students need instructors and school leaders who understand their unique needs and are committed to helping them succeed. If you want to diversify your teaching strategies and become a specialist in this field, we can help you pursue your goals!

As a Christian university, Liberty recognizes the God-given uniqueness of every individual. We strive to equip educators who can adapt their instructional methods to help meet the needs of all types of students. Partner with us and prepare to make a difference in the world of education.

Upon successful completion of Liberty University’s Virginia state-approved Master of Education – Gifted Education program, you may apply for the add-on endorsement in another state through reciprocity, which may or may not result in additional requirements based on your state’s Department of Education regulations.

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What Sets Us Apart?

  • Private Nonprofit University
  • 600+ Online Degrees
  • No Standardized Testing for Admission
  • Transfer in up to 75% of an Undergrad Degree
  • Transfer in up to 50% of a Grad/Doctoral 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. Liberty has also been a pioneer in distance education since 1985. A lot has changed since then, but our commitment to Training Champions for Christ has not. We seek to develop programs that help students lead with excellence and integrity in their chosen career field.

Here are just some of the benefits of pursuing your degree at Liberty:

  • Valuable Credentials | Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). You can be confident that our master’s degree in education has met rigorous academic standards and requirements.
  • Experienced Professors | Our M.Ed. faculty have spent years teaching at all levels of education. They can help you develop the expertise needed to pursue educational leadership roles both inside and outside the classroom. Liberty’s professors are also firmly rooted in the Christian faith, so you can know that you’re learning from industry experts who share your passion for making a difference.
  • Flexibility | To help promote your success, we’ve designed our gifted education degree to be 100% online. You’ll have the freedom to complete your degree from anywhere in the world while still gaining access to many of the same great resources offered in our residential classes. If you’re a parent or full-time professional, we offer the flexibility you need to pursue a master’s degree — without putting your life on hold!
  • Integrity | As with all of Liberty’s programs, our master’s in gifted and talented education seeks to provide not just essential knowledge and skills, but also courses taught from a biblical perspective. You can learn how to integrate ethical principles with industry best practices, as well as analyze issues in education through the lens of a Christian worldview.

Liberty strives to produce educators and school leaders who model high academic, moral, and spiritual standards before their peers. Our M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction is designed to help prepare candidates for effective leadership in Christian, private, and public schools. This program offers both theoretical and practical training, so you can deepen your understanding of current trends in education.

Within our core education courses, you will study advanced methods in teaching and curriculum development. You’ll also analyze the historical foundations of education and prepare to articulate your own classroom philosophy. Other topics of study include behavior management, technology practices, and curriculum evaluation.

Through the gifted education concentration, you can learn how to mentor, equip, and teach gifted students. You will explore the characteristics of gifted learners, particularly their social, emotional, and academic needs. You’ll also learn how to identify students with special abilities at an early age and help them reach their full potential.

Gifted students need challenging, rigorous programs that let them apply their abilities and achieve maximum growth. Throughout our gifted education courses, you will analyze best methods for creating, maintaining, and securing funding for gifted and talented school programs. You will also prepare to conduct research in the field of gifted education.

Before graduation, you will choose between 1) a directed practicum capstone and 2) a regular capstone course that covers current issues in education. Both courses can help foster your professional growth and development. In order to be eligible for an add-on endorsement in gifted education, you will need to complete the directed practicum capstone.

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Liberty University is dedicated to providing world-class educational experiences to military students across the globe.

Who May Qualify?

  • Active Duty
  • Reserve/National Guard
  • Veterans/Retirees
  • Spouses of Service Members and Veterans/Retirees
  • Current Department of Defense Employees

Available Benefits:

  • Tuition discounts – $275 per credit hour for graduate courses
  • Additional discount for veterans who service in a civilian capacity as a First Responder (less than $625 per course)*
  • 8-week courses, 8 different start dates each year, and no set login times (may exclude certain courses such as practicums, internships, or field experiences)

*Not applicable to certificates.