Master of Arts Degree

in Gifted Education (MAGE)

from the Department of Special Education

at Northeastern Illinois University

A more detailed description of the MAGE program at NEIU--along with links to other resources in gifted education--can be found by clicking here.

WHO? Teachers, program coordinators, counselors, administrators, concerned parents who are interested in providing appropriate educational programs for gifted students are likely candidates.

WHAT? A Master of Arts in Gifted Education from the Department of Special Education.

WHERE? Northeastern Illinois University, located on the northwest side of Chicago near Foster and Pulaski.

WHEN? Convenient evening and summer courses allow you to pursue a degree while managing other full-time commitments. These may be completed in one year (full-time) or over several years (part-time). 


  1. Applicants must fulfill requirements for admission to the Graduate College.
  2. Bachelor's degree.
  3. Teaching certificate.
  4. Two letters of recommendation from individuals who have supervised you in a teaching situation.

Students completing a masters of arts degree in gifted education must complete the following:

Total Credit Hours 36 cr.

A course in microcomputers is strongly recommended for those who have no background in educational technology. You select your electives after consulting with your advisor. You should focus in one area, for instance:

Other Pertinent Information:

For Further Information, contact:

Edmund B. Hunt, Ph.D., Coordinator

773/ 794-2810 or

Ellen Fiedler, Ph.D.


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