Master of Education in Teacher Leadership with a Specialization in Gifted and Talented Online
This online degree program is designed to prepare you to serve children with exceptional creative or academic abilities. Courses are designed to meet the educational requirements of the Council on Exceptional Children.
The M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership with a Specialization in Gifted and Talented online program introduces teachers to the design methodologies and techniques of scientifically-based educational research in making informed decisions that positively impact student achievement with particular emphasis on serving the needs of students with exceptional academic and creative abilities.
You will learn how to support student learning by building key relationships with school community stakeholders including students, teachers, faculty, parents and the community at large.
You will also learn how to understand, identify and direct creative behavior in gifted/talented students, as well as examine and analyze issues in gifted education—both past and present—and their implications for identifying and assessing gifted students. By gaining an in-depth knowledge of the unique characteristics and needs of gifted/talented students as they relate to both family and classroom dynamics, you will emerge prepared to help gifted and talented students excel to their full potential.
Lamar University's College of Education and Human Development is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
The following is the tuition breakdown for students pursuing Master of Education in Teacher Leadership with a Specialization in Gifted and Talented. Our tuition is affordable, and can be paid by the course.
Tuition and fees are subject to change without notice due to action by the Board of Regents or the Texas State Legislature.
Total program cost depends upon transfer hours and program advisement relevant to program requirements. For more information, contact a Lamar University enrollment specialist.
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Our Master of Education in Teacher Leadership with a Specialization in Gifted and Talented online program features multiple start dates to accommodate your busy schedule. Find the start date that works best for you and apply before the application deadline associated with it.
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The Master of Education in Teacher Leadership with a Specialization in Gifted and Talented online program has specific requirements that applicants must meet to enroll. Please read the admission guidelines to ensure you qualify.
Submit your application and one-time $25 application fee online.
Submit documentation of your valid, state-issued teaching certificate. Applicants must have at least two years of teaching experience.
Minimum 2.5 Undergraduate GPA
Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 in the institutional bachelor's will not be admitted.
University Admission Requirements
- Online Application & Fee: University requirements will be assessed by the online application through ApplyTexas.org. There is a one-time application fee of $25.
- Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended*
- Undergraduate GPA of 2.5 or higher. Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 in the institutional bachelor's degree will not be admitted.
- U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
Waivers of any experience or certification requirements will be initiated by Lamar University Admissions staff as necessary in instances where they may not apply, such as applications from states that do not require certification for licensure.
Department of Teacher Education Admission Requirements
The Department of Teacher Education requires the following for admission to the department program. Instructions for the department application and reference will be e-mailed to you after your ApplyTexas application is processed. Instructions for submitting the other documents will be e-mailed separately if you are accepted to the program.
- Department Application with essay responses
- Teaching Certificate: Valid teaching certificate.** This does not include a probationary or permit issued certificate.
- Teaching Experience: Two years teaching experience
- Employment: Employed on a TEA-approved public or private school campus.*** To determine if your school is TEA approved, please use the following links: public school or private school.
- Professional reference from your principal
Out-of-state applicants must determine whether the program will meet their state credentialing requirements by contacting their state’s Dept. of Education.
**Please note that out-of-state students may not be required to meet this criteria.
***Not applicable to out-of-state students unless taking the TExES Principal Exam.
Send all required documents to:Lamar University Online Admissions
PO Box 10017
Beaumont, TX 77710
Submit electronically to [email protected]
*All applicants must submit official, sealed transcripts from each institution attended to the Admissions Office. All degrees must be from a regionally accredited institution. Lamar University Office of Admissions will no longer require community college transcripts for graduate applicants. Official transcripts from all other institutions will be required. However, if a department or program wishes to review a community college transcript for decision purposes, the department or program may directly request the applicant to submit the official community college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions for processing.
For students considering an academic program that leads to professional licensure in a state outside of Texas, such as Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, Educational Diagnostician, Principal Certificate or Superintendent Certificate, please contact applicable licensure board(s) in any state you may want to pursue licensure prior to beginning the academic program in order to determine whether the program meets licensure requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm program eligibility for licensure in any state outside of Texas.
Students are required to complete 36 hours of coursework as outlined in the following degree plan. Courses are designed to meet the educational requirements of the Council on Exceptional Children. Participation in a specialization area may or may not lead to additional credentialing. It is the responsibility of the student to confirm the requirements for certification and/or endorsement in a specialization area.
Note: Lamar University Graduate Education Programs do not permit students to take coursework for transient credit.
*Price includes distance learning fee.
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