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Center for Gifted Education

Thank you to all of our wonderful SSRC & AEP participants, staff, and parents for participating in another year of fun, Summer gifted programming!

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 ability/gifted learner, parent, and educator.

The Center for Gifted Education presents programs for:

  • Rising Pre-k-K grades
  • Rising 1st through 6th grades
  • Rising 7th through 10th grades
  • Parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators (LAgniappe Educators Conference)

​Our 2019 screening window is currently closed!

​Continue checking our website and facebook page to keep up with upcoming events. 

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 Educators Conference strives to educate parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators. For more details visit the LAgniappe page.

Please see our new section, Literary, Internet, & Student Interest Resources. We hope you find something of interest in our resource listing.

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 Masters in Gifted Education! This Masters in Gifted Education 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 - or, Dr. Donna Wadsworth -
For more information regarding the Graduate School application and Educational Leadership program, please contact, Dr. Dianne Olivier -

The Center for Gifted Education's 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 details visit our LAgniappe Page.