Education of Gifted and Talented Students Graduate Certificate

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Improve your teaching of gifted students

Teach the best and brightest in new ways. Provide the tools and environment for them to succeed.

Be a dynamic, effective educator as you learn to reshape your classroom or programs.

Certificate in Education of Gifted and Talented Students

Chloe Bolyard, Program Director
Hill Hall, Room 219; Phone 417-836-8736

Program description

The Graduate Certificate in the Education of Gifted and Talented Students provides a 12-hour* graduate-level experience for educators, administrators, curriculum developers, school leaders, or community members who are interested in the education of gifted and talented students. The program provides for the acquisition of knowledge, skill and dispositions necessary for educators to recognize the variations in learning and development in cognitive and affective areas between and among individuals with gifts and talents and to modify education programs including curriculum, instruction, assessment and environment to provide them with meaningful and challenging learning experiences.

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.

Program Requirements

Required Courses - 12 Hours Total*

Course Code Title Credit Hours
EEM 720 Introduction to Learner Development and Differences in Gifted and Talented Education 3
EEM 721 Curriculum Planning, Instruction and Assessment in Gifted and Talented Education I 3
EEM 722 Curriculum Planning, Instruction and Assessment in Gifted and Talented Education II 3
EEM 723 Learning Environments and Collaborations in Gifted and Talented Education 3

*Adding SFR 780 Introduction for Educational Research and ELE 772 Research Seminar in Elementary Education or EEM799 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.

Apply online

Apply to this program through a central application: GradCAS. Review the sections above before you begin.

You can complete this certificate 100% online.