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 501 (3)
OR EPSE 505 (3)
|Seminar in Human Development, Learning and Culture
Foundations in Human Development: Infancy to Adulthood
|EPSE 502 (3)||Cognition, Language, and Literacy processes in Education|
|EPSE 584 (3)||Motivation in Education|
|EPSE 585 (3)||Social-emotional Development in Education|
Approved Electives (choose 9 credits – 3 credits must be at the 500 level)
|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|
|EPSE 590 (3)||Graduating Seminar|
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.