Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Academically Intellectually Gifted Add-on Licensure

A 12-hour program designed to serve candidates holding a current teaching license can be completed in as few as two consecutive semesters, or eight months. Requirements, following a successful transcript review, are determined on an individual basis. In order to be eligible for this add-on licensure, candidates must already hold a current teaching license.

Admission Requirements

Program-specific admission requirements for full acceptance into the AIG Add-on Licensure certificate program are the following.

1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all work completed beyond high school
2. An "A"-level teaching license or equivalent
3. Three professional recommendations from persons, at least one of whom is a current or former school administrator, who know the applicant’s work as an educator or student
4. Access to a classroom in which to engage in instruction
5. Cohort Form

Course Requirements (12 hours)

EDUC 677(Academically/Intellectually Gifted Concentration) Philosophy, History, and Methodology of Academically/Intellectually Gifted Education for Teacher-Leaders

6

EDUC 681(All C & I Master's Candidates) Leading Differentiation Strategies for Diverse Populations

6

Course Requirements for Candidates Who Have Completed the Master of Arts in Teacher Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction (6 hours)

A six-hour, one semester program for Add-on AIG Licensure exists for candidates who have successfully completed the Master of Arts - Teacher Leadership in Curriculum and Instruction (MTLCI) program and did not complete the AIG concentration course (EDUC 677). Requirements from the MTLCI program have been reviewed and substituted for specific AIG licensure requirements. In order to be eligible for this add-on licensure, candidates must be a graduate of the MTLCI program and hold a current teaching license.

EDUC 677(Academically/Intellectually Gifted Concentration) Philosophy, History, and Methodology of Academically/Intellectually Gifted Education for Teacher-Leaders

6

Total Credit Hours: 6-12