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Welcome to Gifted Education

About Gifted Education

The Gifted Education program is internationally recognized and attracts scholars from across the United States and from countries around the world. Graduate students work closely with faculty scholars, who prepare them for productive roles in research, teaching, and program development in gifted, creative, and talented studies. Our interdisciplinary approach to research and scholarship provides students with an individualized and holistic graduate education. Students engage in a wide range of experiences that include teaching, research, and P-12 engagement and receive intense mentoring from an involved faculty. Well-prepared graduates enter research and teaching positions at universities as well as leadership positions in local, state, and federal agencies and schools.

Our Faculty

Our faculty are involved in a wide range of research activities and projects related to the field of Gifted Education. See our list of faculty for an overview of their research projects at the following links:

Degree Information

Gifted Education Resource Institute at Purdue University

The Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) at Purdue University is a multidimensional center dedicated to the study, discovery, and development of human potential. Founded by John Feldhusen in 1974 and situated in the College of Education, GERI's mission is to further the development of gifts and talents in individuals throughout their lifespan. This is accomplished through enrichment programs for gifted youth, graduate programs for future scholars and leaders, professional development and coursework for educators of gifted students, and on-going research on the psychology of talent development. For more information, please visit their website.