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The Center for Gifted Studies



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Where Gifted Learners Discover Their Potential

Located on the Western Kentucky University campus in Bowling Green, Kentucky, The Center for Gifted Studies has been serving children who are gifted and talented, their educators, and their parents for more than thirty-five years. The Center provides exciting educational opportunities for gifted young people, rigorous professional development for teachers, and support for parents of gifted young people. Under the direction of Dr. Julia Roberts, The Center has become one of the preeminent advocates for gifted education in the United States.

The Center believes that when gifted young people meet their extraordinary potential, our communities, our state, our nation—even our world—become better places. That is why each school year, The Center renews its commitment to encouraging excellence by providing quality programming and resources for gifted students, their teachers, and their parents.


Educator Discount

WKU is offering licensed Kentucky educators a special rate of $350/credit hour. Online options are tailored to working professionals and are taught by award-winning professors.
Learn more about the Endorsement in Gifted Education, the MAE in Gifted Education and Talent Development, and the Education Specialist in Gifted Education and Talent Development at our Graduate Programs in Gifted Education page.
Learn more about WKU’s educator discount here

Upcoming Opportunities


December 1, 2020

National STEM Scholars Program

Deadline: February 1, 2021

Winter Super Saturdays

February 6, 13, & 20, 2021

IdeaFestival Bowling

Green Online

February 17, 2021


June 6 - 18, 2020


June 20 - July 10, 2021

Advanced Placement Summer Institute

Bowling Green

June 21 - 25, 2021

&  June 28 - July 2, 2021

Camp Explore

July 5 - 9, 2021

Camp Innovate

July 12 - 16, 2021

Advanced Placement Summer Institute

St. Louis

July 19 - 23, 2021









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 Last Modified 11/19/20