Master of Education

Gifted Education

Average Time to Complete Three semesters and one summer

About the Program

MBU | Master’s | Online – For more than a quarter of a century, Mary Baldwin has been a leader in gifted education. With the innovative Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG), we have been preparing intellectually talented girls to become leaders in a variety of professional fields. The MEd continues this tradition by preparing excellent teachers to work with gifted students in the K12 public and private schools of Virginia.  This MEd option affords certified teachers the opportunity to add on endorsement for Gifted Education by completing the required 34 semester hours of course work.

Career Paths

  • Curriculum developer
  • Classroom teacher
  • Private school teacher
  • Educational policy developer
  • Special education

Courses & Requirements

34 Credit Hours

IN 627 Contemporary Learning Theory for Diverse Learners
IN 629 Leadership in Education
IN 630 Methods of Professional Inquiry
ED 603 Thoughtful Assessment
ED 615 Gifted Education Field Experience**
ED 622 An Integrated Approach to Exceptionality
ED 623 Advanced Studies of Gifted Learners
ED 624 An Inquiry Approach to Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction
ED 631 Technologies to Advance Learning
ED 632 Inquiry Research Project
Graduate Elective Course
Graduate Elective Course

**Complete a 45-hour practicum, which will be supervised by the program or one year of successful, full-time teaching experience in a gifted program in an accredited school may be accepted in lieu of the practicum.

Cost & Financial Aid

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Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

Support resources for Mary Baldwin University students:

How to Apply

Apply online for the Master of Education

Deadlines for applications are as follows:

Fall – July 31
Spring – November 15
Summer – April 15

Applications will require:

  • Official transcripts of all post-secondary work
  • Two letters of reference from professional
  • A goal statement essay
  • Praxis Core Scores

Prospective students are encouraged to meet with an education adviser in the most convenient regional location to review admission requirements and determine the best plan of study.

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