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Center for Gifted Education

Thank you for visiting the Center for Gifted Education!

Check out our Original Curation from The Center:
The Importance of Self-Care for Parents and Their Families

Check out this week's Online Resource from Davidson Institute
De-Escalating: Helping Gifted Children Identify Their Emotions and Regain Control

Program Announcements:

LAgniappe Professional Educators Conference

Please join us
June 6th, 7th, and 8th, 2023

We are grateful to the:

Episcopal School of Acadiana
721 E. Kaliste Saloom Road
Lafayette, LA  70508

We are so excited to be back in Lafayette in June of 2023! Come join us for a little bit extra!

for hosting this year! See registration links below.

Registration of One to Four Participants:
$375.00 per person

Registration of Five or More Participants:

Group Registration of Five or More
Regular registration
(Payment is postmarked after March 18th, 2023
$325.00 per person 

Regular Registration of Five or More Registrant discount saves $50.00 off per person.
$300.00 per person

Our Conference Hotel is:
The Wingate By Wyndham Lafayette Airport
702 East Kaliste Saloom Road
Layette, LA 70508
Phone: (337) 234-3700

The hotel does not have a link for registration link. If you need to reserveone of the Double Queens in our Reservation Block. Please email:
I will be happy to provide you with a reservation number.

Spring 2023 Read4Me

We have one Session left in our SP2023 R4M program. We hope you will join us for the Fall2023 Read4Me Virtual Reading Discussion Circle.

March 30th Pop Up Program

Registration for our March Pop-Up is now closed. We are looking forward to seeing you at the March 30th Pop Up! If you attended the first SPRING 2023 Pop Up Program you will be eligible for a discount our the Innovators on the Rise, and/or Future Innovators Unite programs!. We are excited about the program that we have planned and sharing more about Destination Imagination® with you all.

Summer 2023 Laginappe Academic Enrichment Programs:

Our Spring 2023 Screening Window is now open for new participants seeking mandatory qualification for admission to our Summer Programs. Please click here to submit your application today.

Registration for our 2023 Summer Academic Enrichment Programs is now live! Click here to register!

AEP: Innovators on the Rise
Click here to view the Rising 1st through 6th grade program flyer (posted below). Click here to register!

AEP: Future Innovators Unite 
Click here to view the Rising 7th through 10th grade program flyer (posted below). Click here to register!



The Center for Gifted Education has a long and rich history of educating parents, students, and educators in and around the Lafayette area, the state, and the nation. The center was established in 1982 and is one of only 20 such comprehensive instructional, research, and service centers in the country. It is the only one of its scope in Louisiana.

UL Lafayette's Center for Gifted Education strives to focus on the needs of the high potential/gifted learner, parent, and educator. 

Our academic enrichment programs are designed to support the development of talent in high ability, gifted, and talented learners. For specific details visit our Children's Programs pages. The LAgniappe Educators Conference is the South's premier conference for educators and parents of high ability/gifted learners. This annual conference offers an opportunity for in-depth learning from the leaders in the field of gifted education. For more details visit the LAgniappe page.


Beginning in Fall 2018 ALL new students seeking to participate in programs presented by the Center for Gifted Education must submit a one-time, non-refundable, $25.00 application fee.

Returning Students:
Students previously accepted into the Center for Gifted Education programs have the status of Returning Students.

There will be a class fee per student.

New Students
Students must qualify for admission to the Programs presented by the Center for Gifted Education. This requires students seeking to participate in the Programs presented by the Center for Gifted Education must submit a one-time, non-refundable, $25.00 application fee.

Upon submission of the application fee the parent will receive the parent checklist and we will send a teacher checklist to the teacher listed in the application. The application fee will cover the review of the parent, and teacher checklist. Dr. Bruce-Davis will determine student qualification for participation after a review of the checklists.

Older students (5th grade and above) who are NOT in a Parish GT Program will require a score review to determine admission.

New students who are in a Parish GT Program must submit a one-time, non-refundable, $25.00 application fee, and the parent and teacher checklist. Identified students must also submit the 1st page of their most recent IEP, or the Welcome letter from the Gifted and Talented Program. GT Program students do not need to submit scores for review.

Programs for Masters in Gifted Education and Doctor of Education Exceptional Learner Concentration! See below for More Information!

Master's Degree Program in Gifted Education

Learn more about a faster way to finish your Master's in Gifted Education! This Master's in Gifted Education program provides a variety of experiences to support graduates in gaining and understanding the unique needs of gifted and talented students.

Doctorate In Educational Leadership with A Concentration in Exceptional Learners

To learn more the Doctor of Education Exceptional Learner Concentration please contact:
     Dr. Christine Briggs -
     Dr. Donna Wadsworth -

For more information regarding the Graduate School application and Educational Leadership program, please contact:
     Dr. Amanda Mayeaux -

Contact Us

Please contact the Center for Gifted Education with any questions.

Kathleen McIntire, Administrative Coordinator III
Office Address
Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning
Room 266
Lafayette, LA 70506

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 43648
Lafayette, LA  70504-3648


Hosted by

Dr. Christine Briggs, Director of the Center for Gifted Education