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 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 2020 scholarship is December 16, 2019 – February 28, 2020. Click Here to access the application. 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 December 5 and 12, 2019.  


        Congratulations to our 2019 Scholarship Recipients ! !



    Nicole Garren

     Montlieu Academy of Technology 

    Melissa Harney

    Jones Elementary 

    Rebecca Hines

     Southern Guilford Middle 

    Sherris Jobe

      Southern Guilford Middle 

    Melanie Jones

     Rankin Elementary 

    Luisa Ortiz-Almonacid

     Jones Elementary

    Alefiea Parks

     Colfax Elementary 

    Kathleen Wittner

     Colfax 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

    NC Central


    St. Andrews University



    Additional questions?

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