Master of Arts in Gifted Education
The Master of Arts in Gifted Education (MAGE) is a 36-credit hour graduate program designed for candidates (teachers, program coordinators, school counselors, administrators, and parents) who are interested in developing and delivering appropriate educational programs for gifted students.
Coursework includes a solid foundation in the nature of giftedness, identification of the gifted, organizational program planning, gifted curriculum, teaching strategies and program evaluation. Additionally, courses are offered to address the social-emotional needs of gifted, creativity, parenting, advocacy concerns and the needs of diverse and under-served student populations.
Is this for me?
Differentiation of instruction is an essential skill for any classroom teacher and is central to the development of a teacher of students who are gifted and talented. At the heart of the MAGE program are the skills needed for the 21st century including creative and critical thinking, collaboration, problem-solving and social and emotional learning. These transferable skills will enhance the professional experience of any educator.
Innovation, creativity, strategic decision-making, entrepreneurship, and collaborative teamwork are the hallmarks of preparing 21st century learners for college and careers. The MAGE program involves the education of high-ability learners in experiences designed to hone students' personal abilities as well as the abilities of those who are teaching, thus ensuring cutting edge skills for educators and their students.