The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Special Education offers master’s, specialist, and doctoral degrees with an emphasis in gifted education. Five courses in this area are offered for those interested in beginning an advanced degree program or in earning certification to teach the gifted, including the following:
· SPE 560 Characteristics of the Gifted
· SPE 661 Methods and Materials for Teaching Gifted Students
· SPE 662 Curriculum Development in Gifted Education
· SPE 663 Atypical Gifted Students
· SPE 664 Practicum with Gifted Students
The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at Southern Miss also has $500 scholarships available for students enrolled in graduate degree programs in gifted education for the summer of 2011. To qualify, students must meet admission requirements for these programs. Consideration will be given to graduate students in specialized programs in elementary and secondary schools, and for the college and university positions in the field of gifted education.
For more information, contact The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at The University of Southern Mississippi, 118 College Drive #8207, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001; call 601.266.5236; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.