The Center for Gifted Education is committed to understanding and encouraging high level achievement of diverse learners, with a particular focus on the urban context. This Center emphasizes developing school-based enrichment programs for creative and gifted students. The Center is working toward developing global dialogue in gifted education through collaborations with and funding from other institutions worldwide.
Within the School of Education, programs for professional development on educational practices with diverse learners have been established in a scaffolded manner and include a Professional Degree, Gifted Education Teacher Certificate Program, and Doctoral degree in Instructional Leadership. The Center for Gifted Education would contribute to the development of the programs for the professional development for teachers in charge of gifted education. The Center is housed at the St. John's University Queens campus with satellite locations in Long Island and Manhattan.