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Center for Gifted Education

Thank you for visiting the Center for Gifted Education!

We are exceedingly excited to offer an amazing FREE opportunity to educators from the Center for Gifted Education. The SP2024 Jeanette Plauché Parker Lecture Series.

Attendees of this event will watch Joseph S. Renzulli, Ed.D., and Sally Reis, Ph.D., of University of Connecticut present via Zoom into the Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning.

Registration is Required. Capacity is limited. Register today to ensure you get a seat!

Please join us on March 21, 2024.

Cecil J. Picard Center for Child Development and Lifelong Learning
200 E. Devalcourt Street
Lafayette, LA 70506

Greeting:   4:00 P.M. ~ 4:30 P.M.
Presentation:  4:30 P.M. ~ 6:30 P.M.

Read4Me

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, January 30th, for the first meeting of the SPRING 2024 Read4Me Face-to-Face Reading Discussion Circle.

Students need to bring a  laptop of tablet to access books.

Parents please plan to come into Maxim D. Doucet Hall to sign your child in, and to pick your child up. 

Maxim D. Doucet Hall
1401 Johnston Street,
Room 304
Lafayette, LA 70503

Check out our Original Curation from The Center:
Supporting the Needs of 2e Students

Check out this week's Online Resource 
Asynchronous Development of Twice Exceptional Students

Students solve challenges in summer camp, UL hosts hope it will spark a team for global competition Enjoy this article which highlights our Summer 2023 Future Innovators Unite program hosted by the Center for Gifted Education and featuring the Destination Imagination® program.

Program Announcements:

Our Spring 2023 Screening Window is now Open for new participants seeking mandatory qualification for admission to our Summer Programs. 

Program History

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 regarding the Rising PreK through Rising 10th Grade Programs 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.

Admission

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. Our screening window is currently closed. 

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 Master's 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 - cbriggs@louisiana.edu
     Dr. Donna Wadsworth - dwadsworth@louisiana.edu

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

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
200 East Devalcourt Street
Room 266
Lafayette, LA 70506


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

337-482-6701
gifted@louisiana.edu

Hosted by

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