AIG Add-On Licensure

  • How do I obtain AIG Add-On Licensure?


    Are you interested in working with Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted students? Have you thought about pursuing your AIG licensure? 


    There are two ways a teacher who holds a clear initial license can obtain the AIG add-on licensure: 

    1. Successfully complete 4 graduate-level courses from an approved institution of higher learning;  OR
    2. Take and pass the Praxis Exam (5358) for Gifted Education. 


    The AG Department sponsors an annual scholarship for core content teachers interested in completing their AIG licensure through the completion of graduate coursework. Scholarship recipients will receive tuition to attend an institution of higher learning. In order to apply a teacher must: (1) be employed by GCS; (2) be assigned to teach a core subject; (3) hold a clear initial license; and (4) submit a completed scholarship application. 

    The AG Department will also consider applications from other instructional support staff, such as Counselors, Media Speciaists, etc. who are able to document their impact on the academic, social and or emotional needs of students who are identified for AG services. 

    The application window for the 2023-2024 scholarship is November 20, 2022 - March 17, 2023. Click here to access the application documents. For the 2023-2024 Cohort, the application is online. However, you will be required to also submit the following: 

    For more information regarding the partnership with Duke University, click here, to access a copy of the PowerPoint that was shared at Interest Meetings held on October 2022.


        2022 - 2023 AIG Add-On Licensure Scholarship Cohort



    Laura Cregar


    James Pierson

    Eastern Middle 

    Chaundra Rogers


    Kostantina Sarrimanolis 

      Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy

    Emiliee Smith


    Mary Ellen Smith



    To learn more about the GCS scholarship opportunity, contact Dee Jordan at 336-370-8322 or  



    AIG Add-On Licensure Programs available in North Carolina

     Please click on the school name to find out more information about the program at this school.


    Western Carolina University 

     East Carolina University

    Duke University 

     Elon University

     Campbell University

     Salem College

     Methodist University

    High Point University


    UNC - Pembroke

     Wingate University




    Additional questions?

    Check out the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction's webpage about AIG licensure (click here).