Gifted Education


For more than a quarter of a century, Mary Baldwin has been a leader in gifted education. With the innovative Program for the Exceptionally Gifted (PEG), we have been preparing intellectually talented girls to become leaders in a variety of professional fields. The MEd continues this tradition by preparing excellent teachers to work with gifted students in the K12 public and private schools of Virginia.  This MEd option affords certified teachers the opportunity to add on endorsement for Gifted Education by completing the following 35 semester hours of course work:

IN 627 Contemporary Learning Theory for Diverse Learners    3 sh

IN 629 Leadership in Education 3sh

IN 630 Methods of Professional Inquiry   4sh

ED 603 Thoughtful Assessment 3sh

ED 615 Gifted Education Field Experience**  1sh

ED 622 An Integrated Approach to Exceptionality  3sh

ED 623 Advanced Studies of Gifted Learners 3sh

ED 624 An Inquiry Approach to Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction 3sh

ED 631 Technologies to Advance Learning   3sh

ED 632 Inquiry Research Project 3sh

Graduate Elective Course   3 sh
Graduate Elective Course   3 sh

**Complete a 45-hour practicum, which will be supervised by the program or one year of successful, full-time teaching experience in a gifted program in an accredited school may be accepted in lieu of the practicum.