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Talent Development Education at Ashland University

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The Ashland University Talent Development Education program includes an endorsement and/or the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with emphasis in Talent Development Education. For the endorsement as a stand-alone, 20 semester hours are required. This program prepares teachers to teach gifted and talented students K-12 in Ohio.

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



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