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Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Gifted Education: Academically & Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Add-On Licensure



As North Carolina's Department of Public Instruction changes a state policy for gifted education, East Carolina University uses distance education to lead the way in helping teachers obtain licensure to teach gifted children in North Carolina.  In response to this new state policy, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at East Carolina University created a four course sequence available for students choosing to earn the AIG licensure as a strand in their MAEd program in Elementary Education or by enrolling in the courses as non-degree students.


For AIG Teachers
Teachers of the academically gifted support student’s academic, social, and emotional needs. This webpage provides educators access to differentiated activities for the gifted, gifted education K-12 lesson plans and multiple other teaching resources.

For AIG Parents
Parents and guardians are students’ strongest advocates. Parents must insist that their child learns new and rigorous content each day. This website is a service for parents and guardians of gifted and high potential students.

The North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented

National Association for Gifted Children

For more information, contact:

Dr. Liz Fogarty, AIG Coordinator
309 Speight