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Center for Gifted Education

Thank you for visiting the Center for Gifted Education!

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.

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.

Click HERE to see our internet resources to support student interest.

Click HERE to read our latest shared parent resource on executive functioning! 

The Center for Gifted Education will NOT present it's regular academic enrichment summer programs for the 2019-2020 Academic School Year.

Check back to see program updates for: 

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

​Our 2019 screening window is currently closed!

Our 2020 LAgniappe Educators Program plans are under construction!

Check back soon for Conference Details! We are excited about the 2020 Educators Conference for parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators. This year we will head south!

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 -