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The online master’s degree in gifted education from MU will help you truly see what gifted and talented students need from their learning experience. If you want your classroom to be the most effectual and dynamic place it can be, this may be the degree for you.
The 23 hours of gifted courses in the master’s program course work meets Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requirements for Missouri gifted education certification.
Official nameMaster of education in special education with an emphasis in gifted education
Program typeMaster's degree
Academic homeCollege of Education & Human Development | Department of Special Education
Delivery mode100% online
AccreditationHigher Learning Commission, Teacher Education Accreditation Council
*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.
This degree has potential benefits for
- Career or technical education teachers
- Instructional coordinators
- Occupational therapists
- Recreational therapists
- School counselors
- Special education teachers
Delivery of this program is 100 percent online: no campus visits are required.
Courses are semester-based. Students typically take one or two classes each semester and finish in two to three years.
Course work includes
- Assessment and evaluation
- Curriculum methods
- Instructional leadership, technology and strategies
- Learning theory
- Nature and needs of gifted students
- Research with exceptional children
Typical program length2 or 3 years
Typical course load1 or 2 classes each semester
The University of Missouri is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. The College of Education and Human Development is a member of the Teacher Education Accreditation Council.