Gifted Education – Program Features
Working with Maryville’s expert faculty and outstanding professionals in the field, you’ll enjoy small classes, innovative approaches and many opportunities for professional growth. The program is designed for teachers and program directors who already hold initial teaching certification.
The gifted graduate program is also available as a fifth year bridge program for accepted Maryville undergraduates to pursue beginning in their senior and complete in a fifth year over summer, fall and spring semesters.
The Gifted Area of Concentration may be taken as a separate set of coursework leading to the endorsement certificate in teaching gifted children or as an Area of Concentration within the 30-credit hour Master of Arts in Education. The program leads to K-12 gifted certification in the state of Missouri. Graduates are prepared to succeed in roles as teachers of the gifted and coordinators of gifted programs in local school districts.