Gifted and Talented

Department of Educational Psychology
Concentration in Gifted and Talented
Education

The Department of Educational Psychology offers Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and Master of Science programs with a concentration in Gifted and Talented Education. Requirements for admission are available on our Graduate Admissions page.

See Education Psychology Admissions for application procedures.

Faculty Contact: Dr. Anne Rinn (Anne.Rinn@unt.edu)

Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology

Concentration in Gifted and Talented Education

The doctoral program in Educational with a concentration in Gifted and Talented requires a minimum of 63 hours of coursework and research experience.  Those entering the program without a Master's degree are expected to fulfill the following requirements, the 3 core courses in the Educational Psychology MS degree, and a minimum of two additional graduate level courses with their adviser’s approval.  The actual number of hours will vary based on each student's background and adviser's recommendations.

Degree Requirements (minimum 63 hours)

1) Educational Psychology Core Courses (9 hours)

EPSY 5550 - Learning Theories (3 hours)
EPSY 6040
- Foundations of Educational Psychology (3 hours)
EPSY 5123
- Human Development Across the Life Span (3 hours)

2) Educational Research Degree Core (21 hours)

EPSY 6010 - Statistics for Educational Research (3 hours)
EPSY 6020
- Research Methods in Education (3 hours)
EPSY 6210
- Multiple Regression Analysis and Related Methods (3 hours)
EPSY 6220
- Classical and Modern Educational Measurement Theory (3 hours)
EPSY 6230
- Theory and Application of Hierarchical Linear Modeling (3 hours)
EPSY 6280
- Qualitative Research in Education (3 hours)
EPSY 6290
- Multivariate Statistics in Education (3 hours)

3) Gifted and Talented Concentration (21 hours)

EPSY 6610 - Theories of Intelligence (3 hours)
EPSY 6620 - Multicultural Gifted Education (3 hours)
EPSY 6630 - Twice-Exceptional Students (3 hours)
EPSY 6640 - Advanced Curriculum and Programming for Teaching Gifted and Talented (3 hours)
EPSY 6110 - Individual Differences, Creativity and Problem Solving (3 hours)

Two additional courses in related areas, chosen with advisor approval.

4) Supervised Research/Practicum (3 hours)

EPSY 6030 - Practicum, Field Problem or Internship (3 hours)

5) Dissertation (9 hours minimum)

EPSY 6950 - Doctoral Dissertation (3, 6 or 9 hours per semester)

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Master of Science in Educational Psychology
Concentration in
Gifted and Talented Education
(UNT Graduate Catalog Listing)

Degree Requirements (minimum 36 hours)

1) Educational Psychology Core Courses (9 hours)

EPSY 5000 - Introduction to Educational Psychology (3 hours)
EPSY 5050 - Foundations of Educational Research Methodology (3 hours)
EPSY 5350 - Foundations of PsychoEducational Measurement (3 hours)

2) Gifted and Talented Education Concentration (18 hours)

EPSY 5105 - Nature and Needs of the Gifted and Talented Student (3 hours)
EPSY 5110 - Social and Emotional Components of Giftedness (3 hours)
EPSY 5120 - Program Planning for the Education of Gifted and Talented Students (3 hours)
EPSY 5130 - Methods and Curriculum for Teaching Gifted and Talented Students (3 hours)
EPSY 5123 - Human Development Across the Lifespan (3 hours)
EPSY 5210 - Educational Statistics (3 hours)
 

3) Electives (6 hours)

Two courses (6 hours), selected in consultation with your faculty advisor. 

4) Capstone (3 hours)

Supervised research or program evaluation project.

EPSY 5990 - Supervised Research or Program Evaluation (3 hours)

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