Talent Development Education

The M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction: Talent Development Education program, which includes course work for the Gifted Intervention Specialist endorsement, prepares you to teach gifted and talented students K-12 in Ohio.

Is this program for you?

  • You want to develop, teac, and supervise curricula and services for students identified as Talented or Gifted in Ohio K-12 schools.

  • You want to add the Gifted Intervention Specialist endorsement to your current license(s) or advance your knowledge by completing the M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction: Talent Development.

  • You want to understand the needs, current issues and effective methods for providing services for students identified as Talented or Gifted in Ohio K-12 schools.

  • You want a masters degree that will help be a stepping-stone to employment.

What courses are in this program?

Course Numbers and Titles

Credit Hours

M.Ed. Core Courses:

Select one three-hour course from each of four standards (Curriculum Foundations, Social & Historical Foundations, Inquiry and Diversity)

EDFN 501:  APA Seminar


Major Professional Courses:

Required Courses:

EDIS 650:  Nature/Needs of the Talented

EDIS 651:  Curriculum Development for the Talented

EDIS 652:  Development & Supervision of Programs for the Talented

EDIS 653:  Guidance & Counseling for the Talented     

EDIS 654:  Creativity Studies for Teachers of the Talented

Elective Course:

Appropriate Graduate Education Course (3 Hours)


Advanced Field Practicum Requirement::

EDIS 710:  Field Practicum in Talent Development


Capstone Experience:

EDIS 781 or EDIS 788:  Thesis Capstone in Talent Development Education or Capstone Inquiry Seminar: Talent Development                                  


Total Hours


Where can you take the Major Professional Courses for this program?

Graduate classes are offered in face-to-face, hybrid (combination of face-to-face and online) and online formats. Online classes have no face-to-face meetings, but may meet for synchronous classes sessions throughout a given semester or term. While not all courses are available online, many can be found in hybrid formats. Classes for the M.Ed. core courses, which are offered at all program locations, may also be available online.

Ashland Campus Cleveland Program Center Columbus Program Center Elyria     Program Center Stark/Massillon Program Center Some Courses May be Available Online

Interested? Talk With Graduate Admissions

Call Us:
1.800.882.1548 x5688

E-mail: grad-admissions@ashland.edu