EKU’s Online Master’s Degree in Gifted Education Named Top 20

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Among online degrees in gifted and talented education, Eastern Kentucky University sets itself apart. The MAEd in gifted education is among the top 20 best degree options in the country according to research done by Online Masters.

The organization reviewed every online master’s degree program in gifted and talented education and consulted with industry experts, students and program alumni. EKU was named one of the best overall and took top honors in the category of “Most Flexible” online degree program.

Schools were evaluated on:

  • Academic quality, including graduation rate, retention rate and faculty credentials
  • Student success, a measure of program reputation, student engagement and student services
  • Affordability calculated by tuition and other costs, as well as loan default rates

The EKU Online master’s in education program is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education and the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Most courses can be completed in convenient 8-week terms, which means that students have the option to focus on one class at a time and remain eligible for financial aid.

EKU Online students can study at their own pace, as long as they meet the instructors’ deadlines. There are no required campus visits. Each student is provided with a personalized graduation plan. Through assignments and action research, students build critical thinking strategies and effective pedagogical skills.

Program graduates who are certified in Kentucky may apply for endorsement or certification, which includes the Kentucky Teacher Leader Endorsement. Those who are not certified in Kentucky should speak with a program advisor about licensure requirements before applying.

EKU has been committed to students’ academic and personal success for more than 100 years. Online students have access to the same highly accomplished professors and advisors who work with on-campus students, library staff who will send resources from the on-campus collections, and an instructional design team who can answer technology questions.

Published on March 08, 2019