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In NC, a teacher can earn an add-on AIG license through an accredited Institute of Higher Education. Programs are generally 12 semester hours of credit; some offer graduate programs.

List of IHEs offering AIG Licensure
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Standards for Academically and Intellectually Gifted Teacher Candidates

In January 2009, the State Board of Education adopted new standards for add-on license candidates. These AIG teacher candidate standards and elements are aligned with the research-supported knowledge standards from the National Association for Gifted Children and Council for Exceptional Children (NAGC-CEC) Teacher Preparation Standards (2006) and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). These standards will guide Institutes of Higher Education in development and delivery of their AIG Add-On Licensure programs.

Current Standards for AIG Teacher Candidates
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Institutions of Higher Education AIG Consortium
The North Carolina Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Consortium is comprised of higher education faculty who teach, conduct research, collaborate with other institutions and organizations, and who advocate for the gifted community including learners, their families, and educators.