Program Description

The Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (ASTL) program, aligned with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS), develops teacher-leaders who practice reflection through action-research, problem-based learning, self-inquiry, and teacher expertise. This master’s program is designed for teachers with one or more years of teaching or education-related experience who want to continue growing professionally. Coursework in gifted child education provides a focus on culturally diverse, multilingual, twice exceptional, and traditionally defined gifted students and programs.

What it costs

The cost is $595.00 per credit hour for VA state residents or $505.75 per credit hour for VA state residents who are eligible and apply for the 15% PreK-12 VA Educators Discount. All out of state students qualify for an automatic 40% discount and a cost of $795.00 per credit hour. Fees include a $35 per credit hour Distance Education fee. Education Resource, New Student, and other mandatory university and course fees may apply.

Application Deadline

This program has an application deadline of April 1 for Fall and November 1 for Spring.

Want to learn more?

Check out the Curriculum and Instruction, ASTL: Gifted Child Education Concentration (MEd) program on the College of Education and Human Development website.

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Program Summary

80 Percent Online

Program: Curriculum and Instruction

Concentration: ASTL: Gifted Child Education

Degree: MEd

College/School: College of Education and Human Development

Credits: 33 total

Requires intensive summer session on campus