2018 Ph.D. graduates Chris Amspaugh and Katy Field with their advisors Del Siegle and Catherine Little.
Dr. Joseph Renzulli conducting seminar.
Three Summers students attending the May graduation at Storrs.
After completing their comprehensive exam, Three Summers students traditionally paint the UConn Rock.
Dr. E. Jean Gubbins, Professor and Associate Director of the National Center for Research on Gifted Education, speaking at a U.S. Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences meeting in Washington, DC.
Dr. Catherine Little and Dr. Del Siegle are pictured with Congressman Joe Courtney and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro at a press conference announcing the awarding of two Javits funded research project at UConn.
2015 Ph.D. graduates and faculty
Female Ph.D. graduates of the Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development program have a tradition of wearing red shoes to the graduation ceremony.
Dr. Sally Reis carries the mace during graduation.
Three Summers students celebrate Dr. Joseph Renzulli's birthday.
Dr. James Kaufman is one of several experts on creativity in the Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development program at UConn.
Students enrolled in the Three Summers Program earn a MA over the course of three summers.
Dr. Joseph Renzulli shares a humorous story at the Three Summers banquet.
Dr. Catherine Little has been honored as a University of Connecticut Teaching Fellow.
Dr. Del Siegle directs the National Center for Research on Gifted Education.
Dr. Ron Beghetto serves in the CILT and Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent Development programs.
Each year Confratute attracts educators from around the world to learn about the Schoolwide Enrichment Model.
Dr. Catherine Little, Associate Professor, leads a discussion at a National Association for Gifted Children's Board of Director's retreat.
The Giftedness, Creativity and Talent Development Program at the University of Connecticut offers multiple pathways for interested graduate students to pursue advanced-level courses. Students have opportunities to gain in-depth knowledge about identifying and serving students for special programs and services to develop their gifts and talents. Students can also pursue research in the area of creativity and innovation. The program is housed in the Department of Educational Psychology, which offers a graduate certificate, master of arts, sixth-year diploma, and doctor of philosophy programs in gifted and talented education.
Professor Catherine Little was awarded $2.4 million in funding from the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Act to support Project LIFT (Learning Informs Focused Teaching), which focuses on students who have high-academic potential, especially those from underserved populations.
Professor E. Jean Gubbins was awarded $2.5 million, also from the Javits Act, to support “Thinking Like Mathematicians: Challenging All Grade 3 Students.” This project is a scaled-up version of evidence-based quantitative and qualitative mathematics studies–including identification and programming studies–as well as a qualitative study of identification practices for English learners.
Students interested in the Master of Arts or Sixth-Year Diploma in Professional Education (certificate) may pursue their studies full-time on campus, part-time through a combination of campus and on-line program offerings, or fully online. Students who enroll in these programs are trained to be teachers of gifted and talented students or program coordinators in public schools or related educational settings. These programs require a minimum of 30 credits of coursework.
Students earning a Ph.D. enroll full-time (generally for three years). The purpose of the Ph.D. program is to prepare the next generation of researchers and leaders in the field of gifted and talented education or the field of creativity and innovation.