Become grounded in the idea that giftedness and creativity are expressed in diverse ways among diverse people; that creativity is a universal potential to be nurtured and enhanced; and that the best education is tailored to students' specific needs. You will focus on instruction, research, and service.
As you move through this program, you will develop knowledge and skills to research teach and support gifted, creative, and advanced P-12 students. Students in this option conduct research and complete a thesis project.
This program is appropriate for students who want to pursue a deeper understanding of how students learn and what makes effective learning environments, and want to continue to work in higher education and develop their own research. Graduates of our master of arts program usually continue on to a doctoral degree. A large portion of our program involves in-depth research and analysis, and you will graduate with strong theoretical grounding in your specialization and research experience to be a leader in your field.