Standard3D of the North Carolina AIG Program Standards states that a quality AIG program, "Places AIG students in classrooms with teachers who have met the LEA’s professional development requirements for that position or have earned an AIG add-on license."
An AIG add-on license may be earned through successfully completing AIG coursework through a university. Many universities offer this series of courses and some are beginning to pursue making AIG a Master's Degree for those people interested.
Starting in October 2017, a teacher may also choose to challenge the Gifted Education Praxis. A score of 157 or higher will allow a teacher to add Academically or Intellectually Gifted to the North Carolina State Teaching licences.
The following are some of the colleges and universities that are offer AIG Add-On licensure:
Appalachian State University - 828-262-2000
Barton College - 800-345-4973
Campbell University - 800-334-4111
Duke University - 919-660-3075 or 919-660-3080
Jann Riggsbee, Director of the Program in Education, Associate Professor of the Practice and Director Elementary Teacher Preparation Program, Director Academically/Intellectually Gifted Licensure Program
East Carolina University - has both masters and "add-on" programs - 252-328-6131
AIG Add-On Licensure
Elon University - has both masters and "add-on" programs - 336-278-2000
High Point University - 800-345-6993
Mars Hill College - 866-642-4968
Meredith College - 919-760-8581
Methodist College - 800-488-7110
NC Central University - 919-530-7396
UNC-Wilmington - 910-962-3000
Western Carolina University - 866-923-4723
Western Carolina University's program in academically or intellectually gifted (AIG) is available as either undergraduate or graduate.
Wingate University - 800-755-5550