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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 potential/gifted learner, parent, and educator. 

Announcing the 2020 Spring Adolescent Conference on March 7, 2020.

We are looking forward to seeing you all on March 7th!

We are thrilled to extend our most sincere appreciation to St. George's Episcopal School in New Orleans, LA for hosting:

2020 LAgniappe Professional Educators Conference! 

Registration for the 2020 LAgniappe Professional Educators Conference is Open!

Early Bird Savings end March 19, 2020. 

Early Bird Discount for five or more registrants is $25.00 off of the regular registration price of $350.00 person. Registration is $325.00 per person with the Early Bird Savings!

Registration of Five or More Participants

Early Bird Savings for one to four registrants is $25.00 of the regular registration price of $450.00 per person. Registration is $425.00 per person with Early Bird Savings!.

Registration of One to Four Participants

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

We will post information about Spring Pop-ups and the Spring 2020 Adolescent Conference on our website and our Facebook page. 

​Our screening window is currently closed!

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 offering information on Growth Mindsets versus Fixed Mindsets 

Click HERE to access the National Association for Gifted and Talented's Parent Resource 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 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 -
     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