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You know tailored instruction benefits gifted students academically, developmentally – and emotionally. That’s why you are drawn to this 100% online graduate certificate in gifted education from the University of Missouri (Mizzou). As one of several top-ranked online graduate programs from Mizzou’s College of Education & Human Development, this program is ideal for current educators who want to develop specific skills for working with gifted students.
You’ll gain essential skills that can help gifted students reach new heights with independent work and practices that further whole-class instruction. With four foundational courses in gifted education, you can apply your learning immediately. Although this graduate program is not designed for those seeking teacher certification, the credits you earn can count toward a future master’s degree from Mizzou. In the end, this graduate certificate will equip you with knowledge that helps you ensure all your students can thrive. For more information about teaching certification, contact the department of education in your state.
Top-ranked programs in two categories
Mizzou’s online graduate education programs ranked among the nation’s finest in two U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs 2023 categories.
Official nameGraduate certificate in gifted education
Program typeGraduate certificate
Academic homeCollege of Education & Human Development | Department of Special Education
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission
*This cost is for illustrative purposes only. Your hours and costs will differ, depending on your transfer hours, your course choices and your academic progress. See more about tuition and financial aid.
Job titles include:
- Occupational therapist
- Gifted education teacher
- Gifted program coordinator
Delivery of this program is 100% online: no campus visits are required.
Courses are cohort-based. Most students study part time, taking one to two classes per semester, and complete the course work in just a year.
Course work includes
- Nature and needs of gifted and talented students
- Assessment and evaluation in gifted education
- Curriculum methods for gifted and talented students
- Differentiating instruction: reaching gifted, typical and struggling learners
Typical program length1 year
Typical course load1-2 classes per semester
Further your education
Students may apply the 12 credit hours earned for this graduate certificate to a variety of master’s in education degrees from Mizzou. For more information, visit the Department of Special Education.
University of Missouri-Columbia is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States.
Jena Randolph has a faculty appointment at the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment and serves as a co-principal investigator for the Training Experts in Autism for Missouri (TEAM) program, which provides autism training and support to applied behavior analysts, educators, health service providers and community care professionals throughout the state. Dr. Randolph has extensive experience with individuals with autism throughout the lifespan across home, clinical and school settings. Her background includes a focus on neurodiversity, collaborative and coordinated care, and emergent communication development.