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Center for Gifted Education

Thank you for visiting the Center for Gifted Education!

We are excited to present our first ever FULLY Virtual 2021 LAgniappe Educators Conference. Here are the Strand Descriptions

Read more about the Free Zoom Program for Parents presented by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and the John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) on April 7, 2021 at 7:00 PM (Eastern) and 6:00 PM (Central) Time. Sign Up today and join gifted parents and CTY experts in their discussion to get ideas and learn new strategies for supporting both yourself, and your gifted child.

Check out this week's Original Curation from The Center:
College and Career Readiness for Gifted Students

Have you joined the Association for Gifted and Talented Students in Louisiana (AGTSLA)! Learn more here. See the great deal you'll get when you join for a year!

Check out this week's Online Resource from The Child Development Institute:
Raising Your Teen’s Self-Esteem

We are working our virtual programming for 2021! Check back to see what we are planning!

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. 

We are looking forward to fully virtual events for the LAgniappe Educators Conference, and for the Summer Scholars (Rising 7th through 10th grades) in the Summer of 2021! Please check back on our website and our Facebook page for updated information. 

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Our academic enrichment programs are designed to support the development of talent in high ability and gifted 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.

Check back to see program updates for: 

  • Rising Pre-k-K grades
  • Rising 1st through 6th grades
  • Rising 7th through 10th grades

New 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.

Doctor of Education Exceptional Learner Concentration

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. Dianne Olivier -

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