AIG Add-On Licensure

  • How do I obtain AIG Add-On Licensure?


    Are you interested in working with Academically 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 K-8 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 application window for the 2022-2023 scholarship is October 21, 2021 – January 31, 2022. Click Here to access the application documents. 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 6 and 20, 2021


        Congratulations to our 2021 Cohort!



    Taylor Ashley 

    Eastern Guilford High 

    Michelle Chestnut

    The VS Academy at Lincoln

    Katherine Hawkins

    Jamestown Middle 

    Lydia Ireson

      Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy

    Allyson Koopman

     Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy

    Tonette McQueen

     Hunter Elementary 

    Derly Daza Mediata 

    Jackson Middle 

    Shaina Parker 

    Allen Jay Prep Academy 

    Jennifer Reinaldo

    Oak View Elementary  

    Chandra Robertson

    Eastern Guilford Middle 

    Hailey Rutledge 

    Hunter Elementary 


    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).