Lindenwood

Graduate Catalog 2014-2015


Gifted Education MA

Add-on certification

The Master of Arts in Education with an emphasis in Gifted Education program prepares the Lindenwood student to work effectively with gifted children.  Students will examine and analyze research needed to identify and serve gifted children.  Students will also learn the knowledge and skills required to develop and provide the most current best practice instructional methods and services for gifted students, including how to create gifted programs based on the needs of a school district and how to work with administrators, school board members, and parents.  This program is excellent for teachers in honors classrooms as well as educators focused on becoming gifted coordinators.  Students who complete the program will receive an add-on Missouri teaching certification, upon completing two years of teaching in the regular education classroom.  Master of Arts in Education students may also enroll in these courses as electives as allowed by their specific program. Candidates must possess an initial professional teaching certificate and have two years of teaching experience to qualify for gifted certification through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Graduate students will complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of coursework, including the four required core courses to earn the Master of Arts in Education.

Requirements

Courses

EDU 51300Survey of Gifted and Talented Education

3

EDU 54200Administration and Supervision of Gifted Programs

3

EDU 52400Assessment of Intellectual Skills

3

EDU 54400Meeting the Affective Needs of Gifted Children

3

EDU 54900Practicum: Gifted Education

3

EDU 57000Educational Research

3

EDU 52000Curriculum Analysis and Design

3

One of the following:

EDU 50500Analysis of Teaching and Learning Behavior

3

EDU 50200Psychology of Teaching and Learning

3

One of the following:

EDU 51000Conceptualization of Education

3

EDU 51010Conceptualization of Education for Beginning Teachers

3

Students must also complete 6 credit hours of electives. EDU 53000 Survey of Learning Styles and three hours of conference credit are recommended.