Gifted and Talented Education Program

All Gifted and Talented Education courses are online, except GATE 6391 Advanced Practicum in Gifted Education (Summer and Fall Sessions). The summer session will meet four days during the STEMulate Academy at UCA and the fall session will meet on four Saturdays.

Those pursuing GATE as part of ASTL, SPED, Educational Specialist, or PhD in Leadership degrees should see those program webpages for their specific face-to-face requirements.

Gifted Course as an Elective

Looking for a great elective in your graduate program that will be beneficial to you and the students you teach? All teachers have identified gifted and talented students in their courses and have students that excel in one or more areas. Courses in the GATE program share strategies to engage advanced students in learning across multiple content areas.  As an elective in your program of study, we would like to encourage you to consider taking one of the courses from the GATE program. Before enrolling in a course, you need to contact your department chair to ensure the GATE course meets your program’s elective requirements. To take additional GATE courses, you would need to be fully enrolled in the GATE program.

GATE 6353 Introduction to Gifted & Talented—Summer I, Fall This course will explore the characteristics of the gifted, talented, and creative child in public schools. Emphasis is placed on (a) historical development of the field; (b) characteristics and identification; (c) programming options and models pertaining to the field of gifted education; and (d) educational programs and interventions.

GATE 6355 Curriculum and Instruction for Gifted Learners—Fall This course teaches candidates how to design differentiated curricula and the strategies necessary to effectively provide appropriate experiences, materials, and environments conducive to optimum learning and development of the gifted and talented.

GATE 6357 Creativity, Innovation, and Trends in Gifted Education – Summer II Current trends and issues in gifted education including meeting the needs of creative students, talent development and innovation, and identifying and serving promising underrepresented groups are explored.

GATE 6358 Affective Strategies for the Gifted & TalentedSpring This course examines the strategies necessary to address the psycho-social needs related to personality, maturity, giftedness, and creativity. Concrete strategies for managing students’ emotional needs as well as appropriate experiences, materials, and environments conducive to optimum learning/development of the gifted and talented are provided.

GT Program Options

Graduate Certificate/Licensure Program

Masters Degree – ASTL & SPED

Educational Specialist Degree

PhD in Leadership Studies

 

All Gifted and Talented Education courses are online, except GATE 6391 Advanced Practicum in Gifted Education (Summer Session ONLY). The summer session will meet four days during the STEMulate Academy at UCA.

Those pursuing GATE as part of ASTL, SPED, Educational Specialist, or PhD in Leadership degrees should see those program webpages for their specific face-to-face requirements.

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Program Contact:

Dr. Debbie Dailey
Assistant Professor and Gifted and Talented Program Coordinator
University of Central Arkansas
Department of Teaching and Learning
Mashburn 107B
201 Donaghey Avenue
Conway, AR 72035
Office: (501) 852-0920
Email: ddailey@uca.edu

International Students:

Ellen M. Lewis
International Admissions Counselor (A-K)
elewis@uca.edu
Suite 109 McCastlain Hall
(501) 852-0927