Graduate Programs

The William & Mary School of Education offers two doctoral programs with concentrations in gifted education, a traditional Ph.D. in Gifted Education Administration and a hybrid Executive Ed.D. in Gifted Administration

Ph.D. - Gifted Administration

W&M's Gifted Education Administration doctoral program will prepare you for the responsibility of heading gifted and talented education programs across the country. This program prepares scholars for service as college and university professors, educational administrators, government or foundation officers, program evaluators or independent researchers and practitioners.

For more information contact [[tlcross, Dr. Tracy L. Cross]].

Executive Ed.D. - Gifted Administration

The hybrid Executive Ed.D. offers an alternative to the traditional delivery model for the doctorate degree without sacrificing the quality education historically associated with William & Mary. Courses are taught in a format that better meets the needs of working practitioners and is designed for educators with Master's Degrees who are currently in administrative roles. 

In addition, area educators may avail themselves of coursework to complete Virginia state endorsement requirements. These opportunities allow individuals to further their understanding of gifted learners, relevant educational theories, curriculum development and design, measures of assessment, and provide educators with the knowledge and skills required to assume leadership roles in gifted education.

 The target audiences for these programs are area educators, William & Mary undergraduates, and national and international candidates.