Gifted Education – Program Features

Project-Based Learning

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.

Professional Partnerships

Maryville is proud to work with numerous corporate and civic organizations in St. Louis and beyond through partnerships created in support of our academic programs and student opportunities. The list of the University's partners is long, impressive, and ever expanding: Rawlings, Mercy, St. Louis Public Schools, Parkway School District, Edward Jones, Northwestern Mutual, RGA, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues, and Maritz, just to name a few. Our partners provide students with opportunities to experience hands-on involvement in real-world projects, requiring them to hone market-ready skills even before they graduate. Students also experience a variety of work environments and develop a network of industry contacts through these partnerships, so Maryville graduates often have a competitive edge in the job market. In fact, many of our partners provide valuable internships—which can lead to full-time jobs with the firm or agency.

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