Interested in Licensure in Academically and Intellectually Gifted?


Barton College’s School of Education will offer the four courses required for licensure in Academically/Intellectually Gifted on campus beginning January 2018. Teachers who have taken these courses from Barton off-site have been selected as teachers of the year, moved into leadership positions in their schools, and significantly impacted their classrooms. The three-hour courses will be offered on Tuesday evenings. To apply or get more information, visit our AIG Licensure Program page.

Registration Deadline Is January 1, 2018

Register Today!

There is NO registration fee, but you must be registered before you can attend the course.

Tuition discounts for cohort group of eight or more; share with your colleagues.


AIG Certification Courses Start January 2018 at Barton College!

Spring 2018

EDU 550 - Introduction to Gifted

Summer 2018

EDU 556 - Problems and Issues in Gifted Education

Fall 2018

EDU 552 - Curriculum Differentiation for the Gifted

Spring 2019

EDU 554 - Methods and Models for Teacher of the Gifted


EDU 550 and EDU 552 are accepted as hours for these degree programs:

  • Master of Education in Elementary Education
  • Master of School Administration

Holly King

Dare County Schools

“My participation in Barton’s AIG Certification Cohort has transformed my educational career in multiple ways. First of all, the coursework provided valuable information about gifted learners, which is very important for teachers in all grade levels. Equally important, the delivery of this material was intentional, modeling instructional strategies that target the specific academic, social, and emotional needs of these students. As a result of this cohort, I lead a more student-centered learning environment where I serve as a facilitator rather than a teacher. Now, my students regularly work in flexible groups on tiered assignments, developed to reflect the rigor, relevance, and student engagement that my district expects. My success in this area has led to teacher leadership opportunities that include leading professional development, speaking at regional leadership conferences, and a new job title, none of which would have been possible without the valuable collaboration in the AIG Cohort.”