Master in Education Programs

M.Ed. with Emphasis in Gifted Education Curriculum (Elementary & Secondary Teachers)

The Master in Education Gifted program is designed as an endorsement program for persons who already have Missouri Teacher Certification.

Gifted education is a broad term for special practices, procedures and theories used in the education of children in K-12 education who have been identified as gifted or talented. Youths are usually identified as gifted by placing highly on certain standardized tests. The program provides both the theoretical background and practical, hands-on experience necessary to excel in working with gifted youth K-12.

Required Core Courses (18 hours):

It is recommended that the required courses be taken in the following order:

SCI 620*: Technology in the Classroom
EDUC 605: Advanced Educational Psychology & Assessment
SS 624: The Home, the School and the Community
HFA 636: Teaching and Evaluation of Writing
EDUC 689**: Introduction to Educational Research (formerly EDUC 602)
EDUC 700**: Capstone Seminar

* Must be taken within the first two semesters.
**(must be taken in last 9 hours of program)

Courses Required in Emphasis (18 hours):

It is recommended that the required courses be taken in the following order:

EDUC 676: Survey of Gifted and Talented Education
EDUC 677: Curriculum & Differentiated Instruction for the Gifted
EDUC 678: Administration and Supervision of Gifted Programs
EDUC 679: Counseling and Guidance of the Gifted
EDUC 686: Practicum in Gifted Education
EDUC 643: Gifted Conference (1 hour each)

  • Fall - Gifted Education Conference
  • Spring - Symposium in Gifted Education
  • Summer - New Teachers in Gifted Workshop
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