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The purpose of the Center for the Education and Study of Gifted, Talented, Creative Learners at the University of Northern Colorado is to support and promote all aspects of gifted and talented education.

The Center provides graduate-level programs in gifted education through the School of Special Education. These programs are designed for teachers at all grade levels in all content areas. In addition to direct service to educators, the Center provides opportunities for consultation, collaboration, and research for school and district programming development. The Center also provides education and support to parents and serves gifted, talented, and creative students through day and residential summer programs.

Through the integration of Collaboration, Research, Communication, Direct Services to schools and families, and ongoing financial Development, the Center is also able to:

  • Provide scholarships for students to attend the Summer Enrichment Programs
  • Provide tuition assistance for graduate students to pursue advanced degrees
  • Support research initiatives in gifted, talented, and creative education
  • Offer workshops and symposia for educators and parents of children and youth who are gifted, talented, and/or creative