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Center for Gifted Education

The Center for Creativity and 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, Advanced Certificate and Doctoral degree in Instructional Leadership. The Center for Creativity and 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.

Graduate Programs

Javits Grant Research

  • Project Hope: High Outlook for Promising ELL's in 2009-2014

Project TEAMS (Twice Exceptional Students Achieving and Matriculating in STEM) in 2014-2019

Program Objectives
We are working toward achieving these objectives in a number of ways:

  • Developing a gifted education graduate program to meet New York State requirements leading to Extension in Gifted Education
  • Providing professional development opportunities for teachers
  • Creating a Gifted Professional Development registry; investigating and facilitating professional development opportunities
  • Providing access for parents to expertise and resources
  • Investigating ways to provide support for at-risk, under-achieving, doubly exceptional, and otherwise vulnerable gifted students
  • Doing research, publication, and conference presentations
  • Participating in and establishing gifted education networks


Contact Information
Seokhee Cho, Professor
Director, Center for Creativity and Gifted Education
[email protected]

James Campbell, Professor
[email protected]

St. John's University
The School of Education
Sullivan Hall Rm 511
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, New York 11439
Tel: 718-990-1303
Fax: 718-990-2091