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M.A. in Elementary Education-Talent Development

Key aspects of the M.A. program in elementary education-talent development

  • A minimum of 30 semester hours
  • Thesis that requires the student to design and conduct a research study related to talent development and/or creativity within the context of education
  • Typically requires at least two years to complete (the length of the program and the number of semester hours is related to the student's thesis project)
  • Provides the experience of writing a thesis as further preparation for doctoral studies
Typical M.A. Program Courses in Elementary Education – Talent Development
1. CI 5309 Talent Development
2. CI 5383 Mentoring Across the Life Span
3. CI 5310 Creativity: Theories, Research, and Applications
4. Choice of: CI 5368 The Politics and Creativity of Being and Becoming, or CI 5359 Curriculum with Depth and Challenge
5. CI 5311 Practicum in Talent Development
6. Choice of: CI 5330 Multicultural Education, or CI 5388 Politics of Language
7. CI 5390 Research Seminar (must be taken in the first semester of enrollment)
8. CI 7352 Beginning Qualitative Research
9. CI 5399A Thesis A
10. CI 5399B Thesis B
Note: Students continue to enroll in a Thesis B course until the thesis is completed.

For information about course formats and locations, see Course Formats.

Once admitted to the program, remember to contact your advisor before registering for courses each semester.