MU's Gifted Education graduate program offers practicing educators the opportunity to further their knowledge in gifted education. The program is for K-12 educators and is designed to enhance instructional practices in diverse educational settings. Courses are selected to provide educators with skills and knowledge in current learning theory and to translate this knowledge into practical strategies and techniques for use in the classroom.
This online degree program is a 33-hour program consisting of 15 hours of gifted education courses and 18 hours of core course work. Courses are selected to provide educators with skills and knowledge in current learning theory, gifted education methodology and curriculum development. The gifted focus courses meet Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) certification requirements and may be taken separately by individuals who are interested only in obtaining gifted certification.