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​​​​​​​​Gifted Education

Gifted education is the shared responsibility of the Bureau of Special Education and the Bureau of Teaching and Learning Support. The integrated approach commits both Bureaus to providing support for Chapter 16.

Title 22 Education, Chapter 16: Special Education for Gifted Students regulations, the Parent Guide to Gifted Education, the Basic Education Circular Special Education for Gifted Students and the Gifted Guidelines reflect Pennsylvania's commitment to gifted students as "children with exceptionalities" and therefore in need of specially designed instruction.

Basic Education Circular (BECs) for Gifted Students

If you need assistance for Gifted Education, please contact:

Shirley Moyer
Bureau of Special Education
Phone: (717) 705-5186

Gifted Education Forms

Gifted Complaint Form

To file a gifted complaint with PDE's Bureau of Special Education, use the below gifted complaint form.

Please return form to:  PDE/BSE, 607 South Drive, 5th Floor Harrisburg, PA  17120 or to Don Dolbin at ​

You must send a copy of this complaint to the school district.  

Curriculum Resources to Support Gifted Education

Additional Resources for Parents

The Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education - PAGE
The mission of Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education (PAGE) is to advocate for mentally gifted children by working with parents, teachers, administrators, policy makers, and the community to meet the diverse needs of gifted learners.