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 on Florida’s Gulf Coast, offering more than 180 majors and concentrations. Ranked on multiple lists for its research efforts, USF’s Office of Undergraduate Research at the Tampa...

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This school means business! You have to devote all of your attention to your classes, but it really pays off in the end! Everything I've learned so-far has proven valuable.

” – Molly from Vero Beach, 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 feel like I'm learning a lot at LU. Every teacher I've had here is an excellent teacher and genuinely cared about their students. Most of the classes are good yet challenging. You can expect to put in many study hours. However, there are several...

” – Brittany from Denver, PA
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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The teachers are always available to help and utilize online resources often during class to keep things from getting dull.
The general education classes can be a pain but the more specialized your classes become the better the teachers become.

” – Anna from Woonsocket, RI
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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I have loved my classes and teachers here at Elon. I transferred from a community college, so I dived right into some of the harder classes, but even the beginning ones I took taught me so much. My favorite class was Business Communications, our...

” – David from Hunt Valley, MD
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 a beautiful university! The students, staff, and professors are very willing and generous in helping you with your journey to success. Not only does the campus have a wide selection of programs and clubs you can pursue...

” – Seke from TOLEDO, OH
Arkansas State University

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 eight academic colleges awarding bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level degrees in over 150 academic...

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A-state is a school that is definitely preparing its students for the real world in a positive way. It has a lot of different healthy food options, a campus store, and is very sports-oriented. The professors are extremely helpful and constantly...

” – Gina from Malvern, 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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The professors at St. Thomas do everything they can to help the students achieve their goals. They constantly remind us that they want us to come to them for help whenever we need it. Besides that, the professors here know their stuff! They make...

” – Kale from Deerwood, MN
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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The nicest thing about the campus is that everything is within walking distance. The classrooms in the newly renovated Education building all look fantastic. There are plenty of practice rooms for those interested in music!

” – Juliana from Norwalk, 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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Out of my three years here I have grown to learn so many different things in my classes. My professors have always been a big help in making their class easier. And in the different majors here you will experience that as well. From taking a foreign...

” – Lydia 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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can't wait to continue and start my sophomore year at csu. they have a lot to offer students and they are a very diverse campus.

” – Allison from Elyria, 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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the professors i have met have been helpful and caring. the financial aid office is really helpful. wsu also has a really good student guest program if you are still in high school.

” – Rachel from Goddard, KS
Canisius College

Founded in 1870, Canisius College is a private, Jesuit institution located in Buffalo, New York. Admissions are rated as “selective.” Biology, psychology, finance, accounting and Animal Behavior, Ecology and Conservation are among the most popular...

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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, located in Richmond, KY, is a regional, public institution of higher education offering more than 100 diverse and in-demand degrees and concentrations. EKU provides a high-quality and affordable education to nearly 15,000...

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Eastern Kentucky University, an incredible school in Richmond Kentucky, gives students an undergraduate career that they've always dreamed of. Academics are challenging yet informative. Eastern keeps up with the latest technologies and tools to...

” – Kristen from Louisville, 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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You learn a lot inside and outside of the classroom. The teachers try their best to help you in as many ways as possible to make things easier.

” – Angela from Childersburg, 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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The teachers can either underestimate the amount their students can learn or overestimate what their students already know. Many teachers assume that their students cannot understand anything but the few that do not really rely on other teachers...

” – Christine from Lafayette, 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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The class sizes are just right. I don't feel ignored by my professors and they really let their personalities show.

” – Lauren from Maple Heights, 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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Before I write: I just wanted to say that I wrote a lot due to lack of student reviews on this college. When I was researching this school, I wish I had more student reviews.

You will learn a lot at this school. This college does its best to help...

” – Emily
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
Oklahoma City University

Affiliated with the United Methodist Church, Oklahoma City University is a 4-year liberal arts and sciences university in Oklahoma’s capital city. OKCU hosts 10 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees in over 70 academic majors. For...

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OCU is a great and prestigious University. It offers great opportunities to students while giving them an excellent education. All of the teachers have their Masters or Doctorate degrees and the class sizes are small enough to provide each student...

” – Kate from Oklahoma City, OK
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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I have attended Youngstown State University for 3 semesters and have already found myself being engaged in detailed conversations concerning my Nursing major. Being able to speak at a more intellectual level has shown how much I have learned from YSU...

” – Carly from Boardman, OH

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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The teachers really know what they're doing and how to explain it in terms that every student can understand.

” – Megan from New Castle, DE
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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Courtesy the small nature of the campus, faculty is always finding new ways to keep students engaged in the classroom. While the faculty is well respected, the intimidation factor is minimal and their assistance outside of the classroom can easily be...

” – Margaret from Spartanburg, 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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Whitworth has great academics--the classes are rigorous, and the class sizes are small enough for students to get the help they need from their professors. All classes integrate faith and learning, and my classes so far have been hard but definitely...

” – Jenna from Grand Junction, CO
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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For the most part, classes are fairly small, so you'll have a lot of one on one time with your professors. There are a lot of academic resources on campus as well to help out if needed. Classes are what you make them, you'll always need to study!

” – Sarah

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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Hardin Simmons University is a 10! The atmosphere, people and opportunities available here are dynamic. Its one of the best learning environments that I have been around.

” – Tess from Mission, 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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I had the ability to sit in on quite a few classes and from Music Theory to John and the Apostles and I had already learned a lot. The teacher to student ratio is small, so you can from close relationships with teachers.

” – Tabitha from Downey, 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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Only after my first year, I learned a lot more than I even expected. the teachers are great and they truly care about how you are doing.

” – Alyssa from Grafton, OH

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 Universities professor provide you with an the tools you need to succeed. The professors strive to build a relationship with you so that they get to learn the type of student that you are. Also because the classroom settings are small...

” – Aida from Philadelphia, PA
Buena Vista University

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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I rate Buena Vista University 8/10.
Because Buena Vista is a smaller University, the teachers and faculty have always been able to help me, making my first semester a fantastic one. Buena Vista University is also a place where I can express my...

” – Makenzie from Glenville, MN

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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Full of history and beauty, Mississippi University for Women is a wonderful university to attend. Here, students are able to experience a sense of community and be a name rather than just a number. The price is very reasonable, and they have...

” – Mallory from Tupelo, MS

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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I love the school because there's a lot of opportunities for scholarships. The staff is extremely helpful and I really felt like they cared about my future. They offer a wide variety of degrees so the school is well fitted for most students!

” – Sarah from Chesterfield, 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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LIU Post is an exquisite school equipped with a full recreational center, gourmet food, and a club for everybody. Like all schools the work is diifficult but there are upperclass tutors and teachers available to assist in any problems you may have. I...

” – Khadija from Brooklyn, NY

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...

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...