Apr 24, 2024  
Graduate Catalog 
Graduate Catalog

Gifted, Creative, and Talented Education, M.Ed.

A Master of Education degree in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Education is offered. In addition to the master’s degree, there is a graduate certificate in Gifted and Talented Education. For more information about these programs, see the descriptions that follow and visit the website. In addition to the master’s degree and certificate programs, an area of concentration in gifted education is available through the doctoral program in Educational Administration and Supervision.

Contact Dr. Ann Robinson at aerobinson@ualr.edu for more information.

This program is now offered 100% online through UA Little Rock Online.

The Master of Education in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Education prepares students for professional careers as teachers of gifted and talented students and as administrators of programs for the gifted and talented in a variety of school and community settings. Elective courses and independently selected student projects encourage students to focus on an area of emphasis related to personal and professional goals. The curriculum is offered in a 100% online format.

Admission Requirements

Regular and Conditional Admission

All applicants must have:

  • A valid teacher license. (Arkansas or other state), and
  • Favorable recommendations from faculty in the program.

Regular Admission (additional requirements)

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 (4.0 scale), or
  • Grade point average of at least 3.0 for the last 60 hours of undergraduate courses, or
  • Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.

Conditional Admission

  • Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution; a cumulative undergraduate GPA of no lower than 2.5; and a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of at least 144 on the Verbal Scale, 141 on the Quantitative Scale, and 4.5 on the Analytical Writing Scale, or
  • Completion of at least 12 semester hours of graduate course work in another UALR graduate program or graduate program from another regionally accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and no grade lower than a B.

Program Requirements

The master’s degree requires a minimum of 30-33 credit hours, including 15 education core area hours; three additional approved gifted and talented hours; three elective hours; and a written comprehensive examination or 33 hours for the thesis or National Board Certification option.


6 hours: 2 Practica classes or 1 practicum class and 1 internship class required for masters. NOTE: 1 practicum class GATE 7390 is required for Licensure. 

Electives (3 hours)

Elective options can be discuess with advisor and for students seeking to complete a Thesis,  GATE 7399  can be used to satisfy the elective requirement. 

Graduation Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 on an approved program of study
  • Passing of the comprehensive exam