Talent Development Education


The Ashland University Talent Development Education program includes an endorsement and/or the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Talent Development Education. The program prepares teachers to teach gifted and talented students K-12 in Ohio.

Is this program for you?

  • You want to develop, teach, 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 my 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.

Where can you take 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 and professional courses required for the Talent Development Education program are offered at all program locations; a number are also available online. Elective hours are based on your interests and may be taken at various locations.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis, Associate Professor
Dr. Carla Abreu-Ellis, Professor, holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Bowling Green State University. Dr. Abreu-Ellis teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the...Read more