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Program Overview

The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Talent Development Education prepares teachers, coordinators and administrators to teach gifted and talented students, supervise and improve programs for gifted and talented students and provide leadership in the field of gifted education (K-12) in Ohio.

A master's degree in Talent Development Education fulfills the requirements for an Ohio Gifted Intervention Specialist Endorsement. You may apply for endorsement after EDIS 650, 651, 652, 653, 654 and 710 and 781/788 are completed and earned a qualifying score on the Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE) Tests: Gifted Education (053).


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Time to Complete

2-3 years




View the Academic Catalog or Talent Development M.Ed. Checksheet for complete degree requirements.

Some of the courses you'll take include: 

  • Nature and Needs of the Talented
  • Curriculum Development for the Talented
  • Development and Supervision of Programs for the Talented
  • Guidance and Counseling for the Talented
  • Creativity Studies for Teachers of the Talented
  • Field Practicum in Talent Development
  • Technology for the 21st Century Teacher

Where can you take courses for this program?

Talent Development coursework is now offered in a fully online format. This format includes at least one synchronous online session and one optional face-to-face meeting. Core courses may be offered in face-to-face, hybrid and online formats; core courses are not offered in a course-by-conference format.

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Can You Give Me a Glimpse of My Future?

With an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction specialized in Talent Development Education, you'll be equipped to excel in a variety of roles within the education sector. This degree prepares you to design, implement and assess instructional strategies tailored to diverse learner needs, fostering talent development across various educational settings. Graduates often pursue careers as curriculum specialists, instructional coordinators, talent development coordinators or educational consultants.

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