Instruction: Gifted and Talented
Master of Education
Candidates are expected to satisfactorily complete all requirements associated with the M.Ed. in Instruction: Gifted and Talented degree program. The 33-credit program consists of 15 credit hours of content-specific courses related to gifted and talented learners and 18 credit hours of teaching and learning courses. The program requires that candidates be working in an educational setting or a training center to complete the program competency assignments. The degree program is offered in multiple formats: traditional, hybrid, and online. There is a non-credit E-Folio course requirement.
Foundation Courses (18 credits)
MED 7704 Education for Equity and Social Justice
MED 7808 Assessment and Evaluation
MED 7809 Instructional Design
MED 7812 Culture and Learning Environments
MED 8804 Action Research (6 credit course offered in Fall and Spring semester)
Gifted and Talented Concentration Courses
MED 6102 E-Folio (0 credits)
MED 7802 Psychology of Gifted and Talented Learners
MED 7804 Curriculum Design and Instructional Strategies for G/T Learners
MED 7807 Creativity and Critical Thinking
MED 7996 Practicum: Gifted and Talented Learners
MSE 7400 The Gifted and Talented Child (pre-requisite for the MED courses)
Qualification for Degree
To qualify for the Master of Education in Instruction: Gifted and Talented degree, a candidate must successfully complete a minimum of 33 credit hours with a GPA of at least a 3.0 average and complete a standard-based presentation program portfolio. The standards-based presentation program portfolio shows the candidate's level of expertise in acquiring the knowledge and skills described by the National Gifted Education Standards. The degree program must be completed within five years.
Delaware Certification— Teacher of Students Who Are Gifted and Talented
Current Delaware Department of Education regulations (DE Title 14, §1572) permit individuals who hold an initial or continuing Delaware teaching license to apply for a State of Delaware Standard Certificate as a Teacher of Students Who Are Gifted and Talented after successfully completing five (5) Wilmington University College of Education courses: The Gifted and Talented Child (3 credits); Psychology of Gifted and Talented Learners (3 credits); Creativity and Critical Thinking (3 credits); Curriculum Design and Instructional Strategies for Gifted and Talented Learners (3 credits); and Practicum: Gifted and Talented Learners (3 credits).
However, certification requirements are subject to change by the Delaware Department of Education and the Professional Standards Board. For the most recent information about those requirements contact:
- Department of Education
- Collette Education Resource Center
- Attention: Certification
- 35 Commerce Way, Suite 1
- Dover, DE 19904
Any changes in Delaware certification regulations could cause Wilmington University to make course and/or program adjustments in order to align with new or revised state requirements. Wilmington University reserves the right to change requirements to comply with any licensure/certification mandates of the Delaware Department of Education.
This information applies to students who enter this degree program during the 2014-2015 Academic Year. If you entered this degree program before the Fall 2014 semester, please refer to the academic catalog for the year you began your degree program.