Gifted & Talented Program

School children in the science class 

A gifted and talented student is identified as, “…having outstanding talent and performing, or showing the potential for performing at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with other students."

If a student has been formally identified as gifted and or talented, information and additional resources should be sought from your local school or school system by contacting the Office of Gifted and Talented/Advanced Instruction in your jurisdiction. Links to additional information about giftedness and programming for the gifted can be found in the right-hand column of this page.


The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) organized the Giftedness Knows No Boundaries Campaign. National education organizations and individuals interested in promoting equity and excellence in our Nation's homes, schools, and communities can support the campaign by actively promoting and sharing key information about the nature and needs of gifted children amongst others in their networks. The Campaign begins with awareness building about children with gifts and talents and will grow into a movement to improve policies and practices that create supportive environments where these children can thrive.

please visit often as NAGC will regularly update the site with new resources and information.

Do you know the gifted learners in Baltimore City?

Great Article Highlighting the Montgomery County Public Schools Gifted and Talented Education Program

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Bruce D. Riegel
Lead Specialist for Gifted and Talented Education
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street, 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
Phone: 410-767-0527 Fax: 410-333-1146

Updated 03/14/19


Maryland Law/Regulations

Advisory Council

Primary Talent Development (PTD)

Excellence in Gifted & Talented Education (EGATE) Schools

MSDE Approved Graduate and Certificate Programs in GT Education