Admission and Program Requirements

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Admission criteria

To be considered for the program, a student must have a 3.00 grade point average. Students who do not meet the normal admission requirements, but who provide evidence of outstanding potential, will be considered for probationary admission. Probationary conditions will be defined by the graduate program faculty. Students in an Accelerated Master’s, MSEd, EdS, or a doctoral program are encouraged to consider this certificate program. Admission to the certificate program does not constitute admission to any other Missouri State University graduate program.

Required courses (12 hours)

Course code Course title Credit hours
EEM 720 Intro to Learner Development and Differences in Gifted and Talented Education 3 hrs
EEM 721 Curriculum Planning, Instruction and Assessment in Gifted and Talented Education 3 hrs
EEM 722 Curriculum Planning, Instruction and Assessment in Gifted and Talented Education II 3 hrs
EEM 723 Learning Environments and Collaborations in Gifted and Talented Education 3 hrs

*Adding SFR 780 (Educational Research) and ELE 772 (Research Seminar in Elementary Education) or ELE 799 (Thesis) will earn Missouri DESE certification for Gifted and Talented Education.

Completion requirements

Courses must be completed with a 3.00 GPA for successful completion of certificate