By studying Gifted & Talented Education (GT), future educators gain knowledge and skills for identifying and serving gifted and talented students. Teachers in this discipline are members of a highly professional group of qualified educators of exceptional children. They also gain enhanced competencies in learning and developmental differences, assessment, curriculum, instructional strategies, and designing positive learning environments.
The Baylor faculty is highly qualified and has extensive experience as researchers, teachers, evaluators and professional development specialists. Faculty members in GT are student-oriented and work closely with the students to help them gain appropriate skills and understanding.
Baylor offers programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels for those interested in teaching and serving gifted and talented students.
Undergraduate students earning a BSEd in elementary education certificate (EC-grade 6) may also take courses toward a supplemental certificate in Gifted & Talented Education.
- More information on the GT Supplemental at BSEd level
- Degree Planner for undergraduates earning the GT Supplemental
Students may also specialize in Gifted & Talented Education at the graduate level through either master’s or doctoral programs.
Baylor School of Education offers the following degrees:
- Master of Arts in Educational Psychology with a Specialization in Gifted and Talented
- Master of Science in Educational Psychology with a Specialization in Gifted and Talented
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) with a Research Specialization in Gifted and Talented
Working with gifted students in K12 settings is a specialty that can bring great satisfaction to educators, the employment outlook is positive, and graduates may work in a variety of roles:
- Resource teachers in a public or private school, working in a pull-out setting with gifted students
- Classroom teacher, teaching in public or private schools
- Classroom teacher, teaching in a magnet school for gifted students
- Consultant, working with other professionals in schools, regional service centers, and other community institutions, and planning programs for gifted students
- Coordinator of gifted education programs
- Faculty at higher education institutions (doctoral graduates)
Associate Professor Executive Director, Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development Coordinator, Doctoral Specialization in Gifted and Talented