Johns Hopkins University

School of Education

Master of Science in Education Gifted Education


2800 N Charles St

Baltimore, MD 21218

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Education Gifted Education

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science (MS) in Education with a concentration in Gifted Education is designed to prepare educators and administrators for teaching or leadership roles in the field of gifted education, with an emphasis on research and application of current best practices in the field. The 33-credit program, based on the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) standards for teachers of gifted children, will provide candidates with knowledge and skills in curriculum, instruction, program development, and assessment to meet the needs of academically talented students. The program is recognized by the Maryland State Department of Education as meeting the requirements for Gifted and Talented Specialist certification in Maryland.

As a graduate of our program, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the diverse factors that inform the identification and support of K-12 gifted students.
  • Create safe, inclusive, and culturally-responsive learning environments that support the social, emotional, and cognitive learning needs of diverse groups of gifted K-12 students.
  • Use assessments to identify gifted and talented students, assess their progress and modify interventions accordingly, and provide summative data on their accomplishments.
  • Be reflective, ethical professionals who support and advocate for gifted K-12 students through collaboration with families and colleagues, use of community resources, and on-going professional development.
  • Serve as effective leaders in the development and implementation of gifted education and talent development programs.
  • Lead efforts to address and eliminate excellence gaps in K-12 settings.


NCATE is the professional accrediting organization for schools, colleges, and departments of education in the United States.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 33

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 774 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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