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 2021 scholarship October 19, 2020 – January 21, 2021. 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 12, 2020. 


        Congratulations to our 2020 Cohort!



    Jami Adams

     Florence Elementary

    Bradley Barto 

    Southwest Elementary 

    Leslie Fergus

    Sternberger Elementary 

    Beverly Goode

      Northeast Middle 

    Ashley Geise

    Academy at Lincoln (VS) 

    Cassidy Kovacicek

     Oak Ridge Elementary

    Martha Risch

    Academy at Lincoln (VS)

    Meagha Simmons

     Sedgefield Elementary 

    Jessica Simon

    Mendenhall Middle 

    Amanda Thompson 

    Welborn Middle

    Petya Troxler-Singleton

    Sedgefield Elementary 

    Holly Varrase (Herberg)

    Ferndale Middle


    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


    St. Andrews University



    Additional questions?

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