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.

 

Accreditations
Technology Requirements
  • Computer with current operating system (Windows or Mac). Additional peripherals; Headphones, printer may be required.
  • High Speed Internet Access
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Program Structure

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.

 

Course Sequence

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

OR

EPSY 7210e: Multicultural Gifted and Talented Education

CREATIVITY STRAND (3 CREDIT HOURS)

EPSY 7240e: Creativity: Instructional Procedures and Problem-Solving Processes

OR

EPSY 8160e: Creativity and Cognition

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY FOUNDATIONS STRAND (3 CREDIT HOURS)

EPSY 6010e: Human Development for Education

OR

EPSY 6800e: Cognition for Education

OR

EPSY 8160e: Creativity and Cognition

RESEARCH STRAND (3 CREDIT HOURS)

ERSH 7500e Action Research

OR

EPSY 8160e Applied Research Methods in Gifted Education

OR

ESPY 6200e Research Methods in Education

FIELD EXPERIENCES (6 CREDIT HOURS)

EPSY 7110e: Practicum in Educational Psychology

 

Advising check list (pdf)

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.

 

Admission 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 Checklist
  1. Application – Submit to the graduate school online.

  2. Test Scores – Send recent official entrance test scores (less than five years old) to the graduate school. UGA institutional code for ETS reporting: 5813  

    1. GRE or MAT

    2. International applicants must also submit TOEFL or IELTS scores.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Résumé or curriculum vita – Send to the department graduate coordinator.

  6. Official Transcripts – Send one copy to the graduate school AND one copy to the department graduate coordinator

Application Deadlines

Summer:  May 1

International Applicants

Summer:  February 15

 

Registration deadlines vary per semester. The UGA Office of the Registrar web site provides up-to-date information on registration dates.

Tuition
Online Tuition $595 per credit hour 37 credit hours $22,015 USD
Student Fees $573 per semester 6 semesters $3,438 USD
Total     $25,453 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

Financial aid available: Grants, Loans, Scholarships

Financial Aid website