Master’s (M.Ed.) Program Goals:

Students in the Masters of Education Program In Twice Exceptional Education Will learn to:

In person, real time residencies supplement and add to the online synchronous and asynchronous education. This blended approach allows participants to move quickly to their desired educational goals.
  1. Provide expertise recognizing the unique profiles of neurodiverse learners, especially for twice exceptional learners (high ability with specific learning disabilities, attention deficits, behavior and social challenges) focusing on how they learn, and how they view the world.
  2. Understand the importance of and methods for identifying and assessing learner’s strengths, talents, and interests as foundational to program development.
  3. Design learning environments based on theories of positive education for twice exceptional learners to promote intellectual, social, and emotional growth.
  4. Employ creative problem solving practices skills to develop innovative solutions to support diverse learning styles  and cognitive profiles.
  5. Use systematic inquiry to evaluate the effectiveness of practice using positive education approaches.
  6. Acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively advocate for the needs of twice exceptional and neurodiverse 2e learners.

Program Requirements

Plan of Study: Masters Degree

#Course #Course NameCredits
1CDL 511Intro to Cognitively Diverse Minds3
2CDL 512Nature and Needs of Gifted and Talented3
3CDL 513Complexities of Twice Exceptional3
4IEC 511Cognitive Diversity and Strength-Based, Talent-Focused Education3
5EXA 511Practicum (2 weeks in Summer Residency)3
6IEC 621Foundations of Creativity3
7RES 621Methods and Techniques of Educational Research3
8IEC 622Innovative Uses for Technology3
9CDL 621Social and Emotional Diversity3
10CAP 621Capstone Action Research Project / Seminar3
Minimum 30 Semester Hours30
Graduation requirements:
30 credits completed. GPA no lower than 3.0 with no individual course beneath a grade of B-. Completion of Capstone Project and Practicum experience.