Gifted and Talented Education

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."(Annotated Code of Maryland § 8-201)

Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE)

The EGATE designation program recognizes PK- 12 Maryland Public Schools, which have gifted and talented education programs aligned with Maryland’s Criteria for Excellence: Gifted and Talented Program Guidelines and COMAR 13A.04.07 Gifted and Talented Education.


Anthony Vargas
Director of Advanced Academics and Gifted and Talented Education
Office of Teaching & Learning Instructional Programs & Services

Office: (410) 767-0182

Maryland Law/Regulations

Maryland Public School Systems Gifted and Talented Education Contacts 

Maryland State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education 

“The State Superintendent of Schools shall maintain an Advisory Council for Gifted and Talented Education that shall advise the Superintendent on issues and best practices relevant to the education of gifted and talented students in Maryland.” (Code of Maryland Regulations COMAR 13A.04.07.05)

Leadership Team:

Theresa Jackson,
Dr. Jessica Reinhard,
Julie Skolnick, Secretary

MSDE Approved GT Education Graduate and Certificate Programs in Maryland