Education/Teaching of the Gifted and Talented

Three to five million students fall are considered gifted and talented, according to the National Association for Gifted Children. These children need teachers who understand how they learn and will take the steps necessary to ensure these kids are challenged academically. Individuals who major in education/teaching of the gifted and talented, you'll learn much of the same information as general education majors, but you'll apply this to your classroom in much different ways. Classes will include instruction on identifying gifted students, developing individual education plans, and teaching methods for talented pupils. This coursework typically takes place in a college classroom, but most students are required to complete a student teaching practicum in a local school as well, which will give you experience working with gifted and talented students in a hands-on setting. Most people who major in education/teaching of the gifted and talented work as teachers, but others return to school to further their education. With additional degrees, these students can become principals or district administrators.

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Colleges

Purdue University-Main Campus

Purdue University-West Lafayette is a public research university founded in 1869 and the main campus of the Purdue University System. Purdue is home to 11 colleges and schools including a nationally renowned School of Engineering conferring degrees...

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Purdue is basically a land of opportunity; you get out of it what you put in, and much, much more. More majors and minors than you can imagine, even more clubs and organizations--something for everyone! I love this school and campus to the bottom of...

” – Marie from Goose Creek, SC
University of South Florida-Main Campus

The University of South Florida is a public research university located in Tampa, FL, offering more than 180 majors and concentrations. Ranked on multiple lists for its research efforts, USF Tampa’s Office of Undergraduate Research allows all citizen...

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Besides your core classes that apply directly to your major, students must meet “Gordon Rule” requirements in order to graduate. These classes have broadened my horizon tremendously. I never would have taken Anthropology, World Regional Geography, or...

” – Julie from Deland, FL
Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College

The Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College, more commonly known as Louisiana State, is the most comprehensive university in the state. This public university is located in Baton Rouge and is a designated land-, space-, and...

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Because LSU does have rigorous academics, I would advise, if possible, to take dual-credit courses during high school to help prepare you for the teaching styles, and hard classes that you will have to take here at LSU.

” – Jordann from Humble, TX
Liberty University

Liberty University is a Christian institution located in Lynchburg, VA. The 7,000-acre campus hosts more than 550 programs of study within its 17 colleges and schools. LU's mission of creating "Champions for Christ" is encouarged through the...

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I am excelling in my academics here more than I did in High School. My professors are great and there are so many great opportunities to get help with academics as needed. They offer tutoring services to make sure that each and every student has a...

” – Shawn from Apalachin, NY
Nova Southeastern University

Founded by a group of local businessmen over breakfast, Nova Southeastern University is a 4-year private university in southeast Florida and an Hispanic-serving institution. NSU is home to 18 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in...

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So far, the professors are great; they are helpful; they will go out of their way to help you. One of my professors let me borrow their book, to copy chapters out of it, so I could do my assigned reading, since I didn't have a book.

” – Charlene from Fort Lauderdale, FL
University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Originally opened as a night school in Charlotte Central High School, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has grown to become a 4-year public research institution and campus of the UNC system. UNC Charlotte is home to seven colleges...

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UNC Charlotte is a great school with a gorgeous campus. It isn't the most popular NC public school but it has a lot of strong majors. I did not think I would like it at all when I first got here but I love it now and I always find myself missing...

” – Heather from Sanford, NC
Elon University

Elon University is a selective, liberal arts institution located in central North Carolina. The 656-acre Greensboro campus hosts six schools and a number of academic ceenters, which include the Center for Enviornmental Studies, the Doherty Center for...

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Elon University is the most amazing environment for learning and growing as a person. Not only is the campus gorgeous, but the programs offered at Elon are outstanding. Their emphasis on being an upstanding citizen through the Elon Experiences is...

” – Kirby from Doylestown, PA
University of Toledo

Founded in 1872, the University of Toledo is a public research institution in northwest Ohio and a member of the state university system of Ohio. Toledo is home to 13 colleges and schools conferring over 300 undergrad and graduate degrees. For...

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The University of Toledo is an excellent school. In the classes that I am taking right now, I am learning a lot. I feel like by the time I graduate, I will have received an excellent education.

” – Sarah from Sagamore Hills, OH
Arkansas State University-Main Campus

Arkansas State University is a 4-year public school in northeast Arkansas and the second largest university in the state. Arkansas State is home to six colleges awarding bachelor’s degrees in over 150 academic fields of study. Additionally, the...

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ASU Jonesboro is a great university. The teachers are professional and educated. Its a diverse campus that provides great resources for students.

” – Cassidy from Jonesboro, AR
University of St Thomas

Named after the patron saint of students, the University of St. Thomas is 4-year Catholic school in the Twin Cities and the largest private non-profit university in Minnesota. St. Thomas hosts eight colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in...

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All the professors make the classes interesting. They are funny and very helpful. The professors also encourage students to ask questions and go to them for help. Students should make sure to apply themselves. If students make an effort they will...

” – freshman at UST
University of Northern Iowa

The University of Northern Iowa (UNI) is a public university located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. While it started as a teacher training institution in 1876, UNI now offers more than 150 areas of study for undergraduates  spanning from business and...

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I have visited campus a couple times. Both times I got the feeling that I would be able to learn a lot on campus. Right now I am living at home and attending another college. It is challenging because I am not close to the library. There seem to be...

” – Katelyn from Ames, IA
Western Kentucky University

Founded in 1906, Western Kentucky University is a 4-year public institution with campus perched atop a hill. WKU is home to six colleges granting bachelor’s degrees in 101 academic majors and 111 minors. The university also hosts the Colonnade...

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I am going into my second year at WKU and I feel that I have already noticed a big difference in how I think about certain topics. The majority of my professors have opened up my eyes to certain topics that never really crossed my mind in high school...

” – Kaitlyn from Louisville, KY
Cleveland State University

Cleveland State University is a public research institution in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Among the university’s 10 colleges hosting over 175 degree-granting academic programs, Cleveland State is home to the only film school in the state of...

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I love the professors i had this past semester. Each class was exciting and engaging. There was never a dual moment. When i had questions they were answered.

” – Rachel from Homeworth, OH
Wichita State University

Situated at the top of a hill overlooking downtown, Wichita State University is a 4-year public research institution in Wichita. Wichita State features seven colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees as well as an Honors College and...

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Wichita State University has some of the best teachers and professors I have ever met. With very few exceptions I am able to understand all of them with acceptable to superb degrees, and all of them know their stuff much better than they would ever...

” – David from Wichita, KS
Canisius College

Founded in 1870 by members of the Society of Jesus, Canisius College is a private institution located in Buffalo, New York. The school is known for its health science and biological fields. Admissions are rated as “selective.” Biology, psychology...

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Canisius has great programs for the majors and minors that they offer. The science programs are very demanding, but will prepare you for medical, dental, and vet schools.

” – Lauren from NY
Eastern Kentucky University

Eastern Kentucky University is a 4-year public school with a main campus and four regional sites. EKU confers bachelor’s degrees in over 70 academic majors including the only Aviation program in the state. Additionally, Eastern Kentucky makes over 21...

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You learn a lot if you make it to every class and do all the readings required. It's tough, but anyone can do it. Get to know your teachers, they help more than you'd think. And they do understand what is happening with all the changes in our lives...

” – Natalie from Lexington, KY
Samford University

Founded in 1841, Samford University is a 4-year Christian university in the greater Birmingham area affiliated with the Alabama Baptist Convention. Samford is home to 10 colleges conferring numerous undergraduate degrees and all classes are focused...

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The classes here at Samford are great! Most classes are small-medium sized (15-30 people on average), so the professors are able to spend more time focusing on student needs. The professors are great as well. Some are serious and to the point and...

” – Marcos from Hoover, AL
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

The second largest university in Louisiana, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette is a 4-year public school and part of the UL system. Louisiana Lafayette is home to nine colleges and schools offering bachelor’s degrees in 80 academic majors...

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ull is a very calm campus. instead of focusing attention on sports, we focus on school and getting a degree. i would not rather go anywhere else.

” – Garth from New Iberia, LA
Ashland University

Founded in 1878, Ashland University is a 4-year private school in mid-Ohio affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. Ashland is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, and Nursing granting undergraduate degrees in over 70 academic...

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This is my second semester here at AU, and so far I have had some really great professors! Last semester I had 6 classes, and 5 of my professors had their doctorate degrees. It was hard to pick a favorite between them, they were so good at it! The...

” – Amber from Carey, OH
Drury University

Originally established in 1873 as Springfield College, Drury University is a liberal arts college based in southwest Missouri. DU is home to the Your Drury Fusion academic program combining professionally-oriented majors with concentrations in purely...

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Drury University is a small, private, liberal arts college in the heart of the Midwest. The area is beautiful and provides the perfect environment for a great education. The staff and faculty are very helpful and truly care about the education and...

” – Brianna from Springfield, MO
Northeastern Illinois University

Northeastern Illinois University is a public, Hispanic-Serving Institution located in Chicago, Illinois. NEIU offers a Tuition Guarantee Program for all students up to six years. The school has three unique campus locations in the Chicago...

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Northeastern has a very comfortable environment. Teachers that you don't even have will ask you about your day and classes, they'll even offer any help that you would need. As well with the students, everyone is very talkative and welcoming.

” – Migdalia from Chicago, IL
Meredith College

Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a private women’s college with approximately 2,000 students attending, making it one of the largest women’s colleges in the nation. Meredith offers more than 80 majors, minors, and academic programs...

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This college has many opportunities not only at this school but at many other schools they are partnered with including NC State. If you can't find what you want at Meredith, you can take classes at one of their partnered schools while still enrolled...

” – Mykayla from Apex, NC
Lindenwood University

Lindenwood University is a private liberal arts university based in Saint Charles, MO, and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. Lindenwood’s eight academic schools offer more than 120 programs, which can be completed traditionally, online...

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lindenwood has been an amazing college to attend, and i should know because this is the third university i have attended. i finally feel comfortable at a school, and i feel like i am actually getting the education i am paying for. when i graduated...

” – Caitlin from St. Charles, MO
Upper Iowa University

Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a 4-year private school in northeast Iowa. UIU hosts schools of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education conferring undergraduate degrees in 45 academic programs. Additionally, UIU makes 32 bachelor’s degrees...

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The classes here are great. There aren't usually a large number of students in each class, so students have more of an opportunity for one on one time with the teachers. The teachers, advisers and all the staff are always very helpful and are always...

” – UIU Fan
Youngstown State University

Youngstown State University is a 4-year public school and urban research university based in northeast Ohio. Youngstown State awards undergraduate degrees in over 115 academic majors and is home to research centers including the Center of Excellence...

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Youngstown State University offers an array of certified majors and minors that will continuously challenge you from freshman year through graduate school. YSU's Anthropology program is very proactive in keeping students informed with updated field...

” – Andrew from Boardman, OH
National University

National University is a private not-for-profit institution with multiple locations throughout California and one campus in Nevada. NU provides concentrated programs aimed at adult learners with courses scheduled on weeknights and weekends. The...

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National University has a wide range of courses. Their instructors are quite diverse in knowledge and experience. Ever since I transferred here I stopped screwing around and got my academic path together, you kind of have no choice but to succeed...

” – Andrew from La Quinta, CA
Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a private research institution situated in New Castle, Delaware. It is a member school of both the Middle States Commision on Higher Education and the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. Wilmington...

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This University has some of the best teachers out there! They are really increasing my love and knowledge of Information Technology!

” – Nathan
Converse College

Founded in 1889, Converse College is a liberal arts institution with an all-female undergraduate program and coeducational graduate program. Most students choose to major in interior design, English, or psychology, and more than half double major...

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Converse College is a great school for atmosphere. It's very small; so, it is welcoming and fun. I wouldn't have went to another school.

” – Kayla from Inman, SC
Whitworth University

Whitworth University is a nationally ranked, private Christian liberal arts university in Spokane, Wash. Founded in 1890, Whitworth enrolls over 2,300 undergraduate students and offers more than 100 majors and programs between its College of Arts &...

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The classes are great and the professors are a great help.

” – Ryan from Kettle Falls, WA
McNeese State University

McNeese State University is a public institution in Lake Charles, Louisiana, that provides a liberal arts education. McNeese is one of the only schools in the nation with a business school accredited by the AACS of Business International and the...

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Mcneese University has a broad variety of courses and majors available to students. The professors are very caring and they try their hardest to help students learn as much as possible. They also welcome students on their office hours to ask any...

” – Tiffany from Lake Charles, LA
University of Arkansas at Little Rock

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is a public research institution in the University of Arkansas System. UA Little Rock is a state-funded university and space-grant institution. It is a designated military-friendly campus and National Center...

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Obviously not an Ivy League school, but virtually all of my teachers were very helpful, and almost none of them would simply pass someone for giving a half-hearted effort.

William Carey University is a private, Christ-centered institution located primarily in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, with an additional campus in the city of Biloxi. WCU offers a variety of undergraduate programs, as well as a sizable selection of...

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William Carey University is a wonderful school for prospective students looking for a pleasant atmosphere and Christian atmosphere.
William Carey University really strives to encourage every student to never give up on their visions.
Willaim Carey...

” – ShaQuenna Arrington
Hardin-Simmons University

Affiliated with the Baptist Church, Hardin-Simmons University is a Christian liberal arts college in central Texas. Hardin-Simmons is home to seven colleges and a seminary offering bachelor’s degrees in over 75 fields of study. As a Baptist...

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Fast, Christian, Fun

” – Kyle from Abilene, TX
Hope International University

Founded in 1928, Hope International University is a Christian university in Orange County affiliated with non-denominational churches of Christ. HIU is home to the Pacific Christian College of Ministry & Biblical Studies as well as four other...

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The professors here are amazing. It is a small school so you actually get to know your professors. They will work with you if you are struggling. They challenge your thinking and try to get you to think critically, not just accept everything you...

” – Laura from Valley Springs, CA

Muskingum University is a private liberal arts institution. Paul Hall, the oldest building on campus, houses the music department and is registered on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Additionally, the Anne C. Steele Center was named...

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Muskingum is a university where you are a person and not a number. This is now my home and I will receive an excellent education here. I have never felt so welcomed by new people before.

” – Brianna from New Concord, OH
The College of New Rochelle

The College of New Rochelle is a private, Catholic institution based in the city of the same name about 16 miles outside of New York City. CNR maintains two schools that confer undergraduate degrees for traditional students, the School of Art &...

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The College of New Rochelle is a unique and refreshing college offering adults entering/re-entering school an alternative learning experience.

” – Stacy from Brooklyn, NY
Pacific University

Pacific University is a liberal arts college in the greater Portland area. Pacific is home to colleges of Arts & Sciences, Business, and Education granting undergraduate degrees in over 70 academic majors. Utilizing the university’s location, Pacific...

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Most of the teachers here at Pacific really care about you and how you are going about your college life. The teachers are also very understanding and do not mind taking extra time to help you out if you need it. If they feel that you are more...

” – Ka'imionalani from Pearl City, HI
Notre Dame of Maryland University

Founded by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame of Maryland University is a Catholic school in Baltimore and the only women’s college in the state. Notre Dame is home to schools of Arts & Sciences, Education, Pharmacy, and Nursing conferring...

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I am so happy to call NDMU my home during the school year. I could not be happier with my decision to go here! The staff and faculty care so much for the students and I live it!

” – Rebecca from Crofton, MD
Millersville University of Pennsylvania

Millersville University of Pennsylvania is a 4-year public school in southeastern Pennsylvania and a part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. Millersville encompasses colleges of Arts & Humanities, Business, Science, and Education...

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millersville university is a good school with a wide range of academics to choose from. students are friendly and the campus is relaxing with many different activities to engage in. the school size is also very small which makes classroom sizes easy...

” – kd from philadelphia, pa

Buena Vista University is a private, 4-year institution established in Storm Lake, Iowa. The college offers over 50 academic programs and 90 majors and minors, with primary focus given to their Science, Education, and Business programs. As the...

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Everyday I learn something new from the teachers and students on campus. I learned that smaller schools are great schools to go to if you are really worried bout your education; they want you to pass higher than a C (you can only pass classes if you...

” – Ashley from Saint Louis, MO
Mississippi University for Women

Mississippi University for Women is a public, 4-year institution established in the city of Columbus. Despite the college’s name, MUW has been admitting both men and women since 1982. The college features a variety of facilities for on-campus...

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A close-knit community where people get to know each other in common fields of study. The professors know your name and call you by it when they see you in the hallway. Beautiful campus full of activities and things of interest.

” – Danielle from Macon, MS
Maryville University of Saint Louis

Founded in 1872, Maryville University of Saint Louis is a 4-year private school in the St. Louis metro area. Maryville grants undergraduate degrees in over 65 academic majors featuring a comprehensive liberal arts and professional curriculum. In...

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Although Maryville University is an expensive school, they have fantastic, direct entry programs (Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, etc.). The classes are small, which means the teachers are always there to assist you. The campus is...

” – Katlyn from Saint Louis, MO
Teachers College at Columbia University

Teachers College at Columbia University is a private, graduate institution established in New York City. Despite the college’s name, academics at TC are focused primarily on the fields of health, psychology, and education. Students attending the...

Long Island University

Named for breakfast cereal magnate C.W. Post, LIU Post is a private school on Long Island’s north shore and the largest campus of Long Island University. LIU Post grants bachelor’s degrees in over 50 academic majors. In addition, LIU Post is home to...

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It is really fun. It's full of nice people. You find out how good you really are.

” – Sarah from Norwich, CT
Northern Vermont Universty-Johnson

Northern Vermont University Johnson is a public, 4-year institution established on a rural, 350-acre campus in Lamoille County. NVU Johnson offers nearly 40 major and minor areas of study, four graduate areas of study, and a variety of licensure and...

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Although not one of the most prestigious schools around, being a student at JSC has taught me a lot. I have studied subjects that were never an option in high school. I am learning how to write better, analyze material effectively, and solve...

” – Alexandra from Foster, RI

Featuring 15 satellite locations throughout Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, Indiana Wesleyan University-National and Global is the hub for all non-residential IWU campuses. IWU National and Global is home to schools of Business, Nursing, Health Sciences...