Program Overview

Arizona State University Online offers a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction in Teaching and Learning with a Focus on Gifted Education for students and educators, psychologists, behavioral analysts, and early interventionists who are interested in the role of working with gifted students with exceptional qualities as they develop. Students will learn how to work with young children and analyze their behavior and progress to recognize patterns which could be the basis of future exceptional needs or exceptional abilities.

The program consists of classroom courses that emphasize real-world education through examination of cases and education that will be applicable on the job. Those classes include foundations in typical and atypical child development, social and emotional development of the young child, classroom organization and child guidance, assessment and evidence based practice, communication, language development, and emergent literacy, system, policy, and advocacy in early childhood and special education, family, community and professional support systems, and evaluation and intervention strategies for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities.

Through completion of the program, students will have demonstrated the professionalism and skill necessary to earn the degree. The qualifications demonstrate the student has been able to apply the principles they learned in the program into their eventual development as a functional affective professional. These qualifications include the ability to demonstrate knowledge of the current literature and trends in education,  to evaluate, synthesize, and interpret educational research, to utilize effective communication skills in presenting academic research so as to elicit social change, and to demonstrate the capability and knowledge necessary for working with developmentally challenged or developmentally gifted students and recognize their potentials.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Arizona State University monitors developments in state laws in every state where it enrolls students. If authorization or licensure is necessary or becomes necessary, Arizona State University will obtain the required additional approvals. Not including those states where exemptions have been granted, Arizona State University is currently authorized or licensed to offer online degree programs in Missouri, Oregon, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

    School Overview

    Arizona State University was founded in 1885 and is the largest public university in the United States, featuring over 80,000 students. ASU offers more than 800 programs from undergraduate through post-doctoral degrees. More than 100 of these degrees are available 100% online, allowing students from across the country to earn a quality education wherever they are.

    Why Choose ASU Online?

    We are Arizona State University, online

    ASU Online features world-class undergraduate and graduate degrees in areas such as Health & Nursing, Business, Engineering, Education, Humanities, Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and much more - all with the same curriculum and prestigious faculty as on campus. You can earn the exact same degree as you would while attending Arizona State University in person but with the added flexibility of learning on your schedule.

    Same content, new delivery

    Our online courses are highly interactive and encourage learning through collaboration with your professors and classmates. The online campus also provides access to the vast academic, research and career resources that ASU has to offer.

    Learn from the best

    The faculty of Arizona State University is made up of some of the brightest academic minds in the world. From Nobel Laureates to Fulbright scholars and Pulitzer Prize winners, our online courses provide you with a direct connection to their knowledge and expertise.


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