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graduate level training

Through the Morgridge College of Education, department of Educational Research, Policy and Practice, coursework is offered for specialization in Gifted Education.  

Read more about the current Education Doctorate Cohort here.

selected introductory publications

Clark, B. (2013). Growing up gifted: Developing the potential of children at school and at home (8th ed.). Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Colangelo, N., & Davis, G.A. (Eds.). (2003). Handbook of gifted education (3rd ed.).     Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Davis, G.A., Rimm, S.B., Siegle, D. (2010). Education of the gifted and talented (6th ed.). London, U.K.: Pearson Education Limited.

Delisle, J.R. (2002). Barefoot irreverence: A collection of writings on gifted child       education. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Delisle, J., & Gailbraith, J. (2002). When gifted kids don't have all the answers: How to meet their social and emotional needs. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.

Ford, D.Y. (2013). Recruiting & retaining culturally different students in gifted         education. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.   

Granthan, T.C., Ford, D.Y., Henfield, M.S., Trotman Scott, M., Harmon, D.A.,...Price, C. (Eds.). (2011). Gifted and advanced black students in school: An anthology of critical works. Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Hafenstein, N., Kutrumbox, B., Delisle, J. (Eds.). (2005). Perspectives in gifted education: Complexities of emotional development, spirituality and hope. Denver, CO: Institute for the Development of Gifted Education.

Neihart, M., Reis, S., Robinson, N., & Moon, S. (2002). The social and emotional development of gifted children: What do we know? Waco, TX: Prufrock Press.

Silverman, L.K. (2013). Giftedness 101. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company.

Webb, J.T. (2013). Searching for meaning: Idealism, bright minds, disillusionment, and hope. Tucson, AZ: Great Potential Press.

Webb, J.T., Meckstroth, E.A., & Tolan, S.S. (1994). Guiding the gifted child. Scottsdale, AZ: Gifted Psychology Press.




Regional centers and schools


These programs, located at several universities throughout the United States, provide opportunities for assessment, recognition and special summer programs for academically talented youth.

Center for Bright Kids
  • This is the Regional Talent Center for the Rocky Mountain region, including Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana and Wyoming.
  • CBK offers K-12 enrichment and acceleration programming for high-interest and high-ability kids.

Duke University Talent Identification Program
  • This program operates in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University
  • This program runs in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Center for Talented Youth at The Johns Hopkins University
  • States using this program: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.