Master of Education in Educational Psychology, Gifted and Creative Education (M.Ed.)
Offered through the College of Education, the University of Georgia’s online M.Ed. in Educational Psychology, Gifted and Creative Education is based on the philosophy 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 and interests for talent development. This philosophy will be expressed through a focus on instruction, research, and service.
This M.Ed. program requires a minimum of 37 semester hours of coursework and a final written comprehensive examination. After taking the first four courses, students in this program qualify for the Gifted In-Field Endorsement for the State of Georgia. Those who graduate from this program may assume a variety of roles including those of college or university professor, classroom teacher, coordinator of school system programs, coordinator in state departments of education, or educational consultant.
- The University of Georgia: Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).
- The College of Education: Accredited by the National Council on Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
- Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac). Additional peripherals; Headphones, printer may be required.
- High Speed Internet Access
Students in this fully online M.Ed. degree program will take a minimum 37 credit hours and a final written comprehensive examination. The advisory committee may modify the outlined program of study according to the individual student’s needs.
SPRING SEMESTER 1ST YEAR (7 CREDIT HOURS)
EPSY 7110e : Characteristics of Gifted Children and Youth
EPSY 7060e: Assessment of Gifted Children and Youth
EPSY 6990e: Seminar in Gifted Education (1 hour)
SUMMER SEMESTER 1ST YEAR (6 CREDIT HOURS)
EPSY 7230e: Methods and Materials for the Gifted
EPSY 7250e: Programming and Curriculum for the Gifted
For subsequent semesters, students will work with their advisors to assemble their program of study.
SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL STRAND (3 CREDIT HOURS)
EPSY 7260e: Supporting the Social and Emotional Development of the Gifted
DIVERSITY STRAND (3 CREDIT HOURS)
EPSY 7270e: Retention of Ethnic Minorities in Gifted and Advanced Programs
EPSY 7210e: Multicultural Gifted and Talented Education
CREATIVITY STRAND (3 CREDIT HOURS)
EPSY 7240e: Creativity: Instructional Procedures and Problem-Solving Processes
EPSY 8160e: Creativity and Cognition
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY FOUNDATIONS STRAND (3 CREDIT HOURS)
EPSY 6010e: Human Development for Education
EPSY 6800e: Cognition for Education
EPSY 8160e: Creativity and Cognition
RESEARCH STRAND (3 CREDIT HOURS)
ERSH 7500e Action Research
EPSY 8160e Applied Research Methods in Gifted Education
ESPY 6200e Research Methods in Education
FIELD EXPERIENCES (6 CREDIT HOURS)
EPSY 7110e: Practicum in Educational Psychology
Credit and Transfer
Total Hours Required to Earn Degree: 37 (credit hours)
Maximum Hours Transferable into Program: 9
Only transfer credits from an accredited institution will be considered. If transfer credit is awarded, it will still be necessary to complete the required number of hours to graduate, which will more than likely necessitate additional coursework above and beyond the degree program requirements.
Students applying to The University of Georgia must be accepted by the Graduate School. Prospective candidates must hold a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. The graduate school will accept scores as valid for 5 years, until September 15 following the 5th anniversary of the testing date. Otherwise, applicants must take one of the tests again.
Admission decisions are complex and dependent upon many factors. High test scores and G.P.A.s are necessary but not sufficient for admission into a graduate program. All materials submitted as part of an application are considered and evaluated by the faculty within the GCE Program. Admissions are evaluated holistically, and recommendations for admission are based on an applicant’s qualifications, recommendations, statement, match with faculty interests, and the program’s capacity.
Application – Submit to the graduate school online.
Test Scores – Send recent official entrance test scores (less than five years old) to the graduate school. UGA institutional code for ETS reporting: 5813
GRE or MAT
International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.
Statement of Intent – send to the department graduate coordinator. A statement of intent should clarify the candidate’s relevant background, interests, and goals, and indicate their intent for the online program in their statement.
Letters of Recommendation – Submit three letters of recommendation online to the graduate school. Letters should be from individuals who can evaluate the applicant’s scholarly ability and potential for success in a graduate program. Preferably at least two of them are from faculty who have instructed the applicant in a previous program of study.
Résumé or curriculum vita – Send to the department graduate coordinator.
Official Transcripts – Send one copy to the graduate school AND one copy to the department graduate coordinator
Summer: May 1
Summer: February 15
Registration deadlines vary per semester. The UGA Office of the Registrar web site provides up-to-date information on registration dates.
|Online Tuition||$595 per credit hour||37 credit hours||$22,015 USD|
|Student Fees||$573 per semester||6 semesters||$3,438 USD|
Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Tuition for online programs is the same regardless of residency.
Other cost considerations
Potential additional costs include: Textbooks and software (beyond the standard MS Office Suite)
Interested applicants should consult their employer about the possibility of a tuition reimbursement program or tuition assistance program.
Financial aid available: Grants, Loans, Scholarships