The Master of Education in Special Education Pedagogy with gifted emphasis is designed for you if you are currently teaching and are seeking a master’s degree and a “gifted” endorsement on an existing teaching license.

Program Highlights

  • 100% online program
  • Affordable tuition
  • Training and preparation in teaching students with demonstrated potential abilities of high performance
  • Stress techniques for differentiated instruction, accelerated education or services

Early Childhood Special Education (51 hours)

Core Requirements (36 hours)

Course Credits
EDF 500 Educational Research 3
EDF 515 Theories of Learning and Motivation 3
EDF 530 Assessment 3
SPED 503 Special Education Law 3

General Special Education Emphasis (21 hours)

Course Credits
SPED 509 Gifted: Theory to Practice 3
SPED 510 Consultation Collaboration and Communication/Gifted 3
SPED 511 Curriculum for Gifted 3
SED/ELED 540 Creativity Across the Curriculum 3
SPED 540 High Incidence Disabilities: Theory to Practice 3
SPED 548 Emotional Disturbance: Theory to Practice 3
EDF 503 Educational Psychology 3
Elective Three Hours of Elective Chosen in Collaboration with Advisor 3

* To meet New Mexico Public Education Department licensure requirements, you must have a concentration of 24 hours, with no fewer than 12 hours of upper-division courses in a subject matter area other than “gifted” that qualifies for an endorsement on an existing teaching license. This requirement is typically met within an undergraduate degree.

Career Pathways

  • Level III special education teacher (with all qualifications)
  • Parental advocate for children with special abilities
  • Educational consultant
  • Administrative liaison between special education department and schools

Graduate Coordinator

Rebecca Davis

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Professor of Special Education, ES and HPE Graduate Coordinator

Office Location: Education Building (ED), Room 102

Phone: 575.562.4231


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