Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) K-12
Take Your First Step Toward Your Certificate.
To be the most effective teachers in the classroom, teachers must be able to successfully teach all learners. Specifically, teachers of AIG learners must have a deep understanding of their social, emotional, and cognitive needs as well as the skills necessary to effectively deliver a curriculum that meets their complex and diverse needs. Teachers must be aware of seminal legislation and policies guiding AIG instruction as well as keep abreast of current trends and issues. Candidates will examine research-based strategies which can be applied in today’s schools. Both the theoretical and practical application of these instructional strategies are examined. This program is developed to align with Standards for AIG Teacher Candidates, North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards, and Standards for Graduate Teacher Candidates. Complete your license in 10 months or take courses at your own pace.
To be considered for admission into the program, an applicant must:
- Submit a completed graduate application
- Submit a copy of a valid, non- provisional, non- expired NC teaching license
- Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution
- Completed Graduate Admission Application
- Official transcripts of all post-secondary course work
- Cumulative grade point average of 2.70 or better on a 4.00 scale on all post-secondary coursework (minimum 2.50 GPA will be considered with official, passing GRE scores of 150 Verbal and 150 Quantitative)
- Written statement describing professional and personal goals for the program
- For current teachers seeking graduate certificate with license option:
- Two letters of professional recommendation, one from principal
- Copy of current, non-provisional NC teaching license
- For non-licensure option:
- Two letters of professional recommendation from direct supervisors
Upon completion of these courses you will meet the educational requirements for North Carolina licensure in AIG K-12.
If you have questions about the program or admissions requirements please contact Somer Saunders at 704-337-2580 or firstname.lastname@example.org.