Skip to Content

Master’s Degree in Gifted and Talented Education

The Master of Arts in Education: Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) and Single Subject Teaching Credential program empowers educators to effectively engage gifted and talented learners. Combining curricula of the credential and master’s degree, the program offers a streamlined educational package, preparing teachers for positions at the middle and high school levels (7–12) and as pre-K–12 specialists in art, music, and physical education.

Graduates of the program not only earn a master’s degree and credential, but also gain GATE certification, allowing them to teach in gifted and talented cluster classes, gifted enrichment programs, and honors coursework. This certification also qualifies candidates to function as GATE coordinators or specialists within school districts.

Candidates learn from expert faculty who guide them to an in-depth understanding of the diverse educational needs of gifted and talented children and youth. Program instruction blends specific methods coursework with practical classroom experiences in both middle schools and high schools. Courses integrate a distinctly Christian perspective, enabling teacher candidates to build a strong foundation of ethics, compassion, and teaching competency.

Program Highlights

This degree and credential program is offered by APU’s School of Education. View additional graduate education programs.

Note: This information is current for the 2013–14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.