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 license, issued by the state of NC, 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 instructional staff interested in completing their AIG licensure through the completion of graduate coursework. Although the preference is to award this opportunity to teachers of core-content areas, the AG Department will also consider applications from other instructional support staff, such as Counselors, Media Specialists, etc. who are able to document their impact on the academic, social and or emotional needs of students who are identified for academically and/or intellectually gifted services.

    Scholarship recipients will receive tuition to attend an institution of higher learning approved by and partnered with the AG Department. In order to apply a teacher must: (1) be employed by GCS; (2) be assigned to an instructional role; (3) hold a current NC teaching/instructional license; and (4) submit a completed scholarship application by the stated deadline. 

    The application window for the 2024-2025 scholarship is December 4, 2023 - March 29, 2024. Click here to access the online application. In addition to the online application, you will be required to obtain a recommendation from your school principal and TAG Chair / AG Teacher.  Their recommendation must also be submitted by the application deadline.   

    For more information regarding the partnership with Duke University, click here, to access a copy of the PowerPoint that was shared at our previous Interest Meeting.


        2023 - 2024 AIG Add-On Licensure Scholarship Cohort



    Franics Appiah Fokuoh

    Dudley High

    Jeremy Gilyard

    Jamestown Middle 

    Pam Holley

    Johnson Street Global Studies

    Regina Jackson

      Johnson Street Global Studies  

    Sherry Evans Kirby

    Vandalia Elementary 

    Allysa Martin

    Triangle Lake Montessori 

    Rebecca Robbins

    eLearning University Prep

    Jordan Thacker

    Murphy Traditional 


    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 institution’s name to learn more information about the institution’s AIG Add-On Licensure Program.  The current partner for our AIG Scholarship Opportunity is Duke University.


    Western Carolina University 

     East Carolina University

    Duke University 

     Campbell University

     Salem College

     Methodist University

    High Point University


    UNC - Pembroke


    Additional questions?

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