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We offer several levels of degrees and credentials in the area of gifted education.

Certificate and Licensure >

The Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies Certificate Program (GCT) provides professional preparation to support and serve gifted, creative, and talented children and youth. The certificate does not constitute a teaching license, but posts to the student’s transcript as a program of study. Certified Indiana educators who wish to earn the GCT Certificate are eligible for High Ability Licensure upon completion of the program.

M.Ed. in Gifted, Creative, and Talented Studies >

Students can choose to specialize in GCT studies and earn a Master’s degree following either a thesis or non-thesis plan of study.  A Master’s in GCT studies prepares students for leadership roles in policy, schools, or classrooms, or to pursue another graduate degree.

Ph.D. in Gifted Education >

Our internationally recognized PhD program in gifted, creative, and talented studies attract students from across the country and around the world.  Working closely with faculty scholars as mentors, students prepare for productive leadership roles in research, teaching, and program development.  Funding may be available to support exceptional students pursuing full-time PhD study.

Interested in Undergraduate programs?

The College of Education offers many opportunities to earn an undergraduate degree that can transition into one of our gifted education graduate programs. Find the program that fits you best! To help in the process the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, a long time partner of GER2I, offers financial assistance to those in need. Learn more through the JKC Foundation.

International Students/Visiting Scholars

GER2I welcomes select scholars from other institutions to visit and study with us. To apply, please send a letter of request detailing your goals and research together with a vita to Dr. Marcia Gentry at mgentry@purdue.edu or Nielsen Pereira at npereira@purdue.edu

Contact the GER2I main office at (765) 494-7243 or by email at geri@purdue.edu.