This concentration takes a developmental approach to the study of high ability, including issues relevant to developmental levels and approaches to identification and curricular planning which focus on achieving appropriately matched curricular experiences. The program will situate the study of highly capable individuals in the context of cognitive and social developmental theories. Field experience consisting of observations, interviews, and individual and small group teaching will allow students to understand the particular needs of pre-school, elementary, and secondary students of high ability.
Required Content Courses (12 credits):
|EPSE 505 (3)
OR EPSE 501 (3)
|Foundations in Human Development: Infancy to Adulthood
Seminar in Human Development, Learning, and Culture
|EPSE 512 (3)||Critical Issues in Special Education|
|EPSE 516 (3)||Seminar in the Development and Education of Highly Able and Creative Learners|
|EPSE 565D (3)||Special Topics Course in High Ability|
Additional Content Requirements (choose 3 credits):
|EPSE 592 (3)||Experimental Designs and Analysis in Educational Research|
|EPSE 593 (3)||Design and Analysis of Research with Small Samples and Single Subjects|
|EPSE 595 (3)||Qualitative Methodologies in Educational Psychology and Special Education|
Approved Electives (choose 6 credits):
|EDCP 514 (3)||Arts-Based Educational Research: A/r/tography|
|ECED 585B (3)||Advanced Seminar on Research in Early Childhood Education – RES EARLY CHLDHD|
|List of approved ECPS Courses|
Additional Course Requirements:
|EPSE 598 (3)||Field Experience|
Thesis Requirement (6 credits):
|EPSE 599 (6)||Master’s Thesis|
View the standard program prerequisites and additional information.
Contact the program assistant for application or course registration information.
For more information about the concentration, contact Dr. Owen Lo.