This program culminates with a comprehensive take-home exam, usually in the final semester of the degree program.
Missouri gifted certification preparation
The 23 hours of gifted education course work above meet Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) requirements for Missouri gifted education certification. DESE requires 15 credit hours of gifted education course work in addition to SPC_ED 8410, SPC_ED 8350, and a course in Psychology and/or Education of the Exceptional Child (if not already taken as an undergraduate course) for a total of 23 credit hours. Check the DESE educator certification web page for details.
If you wish only to enroll to complete the course work required for Missouri gifted certification, no formal application is required. See the link below for nondegree-seeking university student admission.