Educational Psychology - Gifted and Talented

Graduate online program offered by the College of Education

Young students require differentiated instruction to develop and reach their full potential. The Master of Science in Educational Psychology with a Concentration in Gifted and Talented Education helps prepare educators, administrators and others to identify the needs of gifted and talented students.

The "Executive Summer-to-Summer" program consists of 33 hours, all of which are available online. Courses begin in May and include rotations of consecutive 3-week, 5-week, and 8-week courses. The flexibility of this program makes it ideal for the classroom teacher. The gifted and talented certificate may be earned concurrently with the master's degree in Educational Psychology or as a certificate-only option if the candidate already has a master's degree.

This degree prepares students to sit for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards Gifted and Talented Supplemental Certificate. Graduates will also be prepared for doctoral coursework in this area, should they decide to continue their education.

Top 3 Careers

  • Gifted and Talented Coordinator/Administrator
  • Gifted and Talented Specialist
  • K-12 Advanced Academics Teacher

How it Works

  • Earn a master’s degree in as little as 15 months (33 hours) or go at a slower pace
  • Offered on a rotation schedule via two 8-week terms during the fall and spring semesters and 3-week, 5-week, and 10-week terms during the summer
  • 5 different start points during the year


  • Selcuk Acar
  • Jaret Hodges
  • Rachel Mun
  • Anne Rinn