Graduate students will expand upon knowledge gained in Seminar I as they continue to explore current issues, research, and trends in gifted education and talent development at the local and national levels, including ways to advocate for programs and services, and the roles of a leader in the field.
Graduate students who have competed their general coursework in Gifted Education and Talent Development may register for this capstone course with their adviser’s approval. This course provides an opportunity for graduate students who are not pursuing the MSDE state Gifted and Talented Specialist certificate to conduct research and pursue a special project related to their area of interest under the guidance of the instructor. In collaboration with the instructor, a personalized project will be developed and implemented. Graduate students will select a current issue or problem of practice in the field of gifted education or talent development, conduct a review of the literature, design an intervention or research proposal to address the issue, create and share a written product to inform the community on the issue.