Admissions & Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree and a Standard Professional 1 (SP1) Professional Educator’s License in any content area from North Carolina or its equivalent from another state
  • Official transcripts of all previous work beyond high school documenting an overall grade point average of at least 3.0 (based on a 4.0 scale)
  • Official agency reports of satisfactory Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) test scores (30th percentile or above)    
  • At least three recommendations from professional educators familiar with the applicant’s personal and professional qualifications
  • An essay of up to two pages, describing the applicant’s experience and objective in undertaking graduate study in AIG
  • Complete the Graduate School Admissions Application

Test Score Requirement Waiver: Applicants who previously have received a grade of A in three (if the fourth course is in progress at the time of application) or all four of the four Graduate Certificate courses in Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) at UNC Charlotte may waive the GRE/MAT score requirement. Note: Waiver requests should be sent to the AIG Graduate Program Director. Students who have received one or more course grades below A in UNC Charlotte graduate certificate courses in AIG, or who are applying directly to the M.Ed., are not eligible for this waiver and must provide GRE or MAT scores with their application.

Questions about transfer credit, working in an AIG classroom, or other program information, please visit the extensive FAQs from the department of Special Education: Academically or Intellectually Gifted.