Featured Students & Faculty

Quotes from AIG Graduate Certificate Students

“Being a part of this AIG certification program has truly opened my eyes to the benefits of allowing students more opportunities to take the lead in the learning process” -Amy Irvin (Class of 2017)

“When returning to higher education after twenty-one years, via on-line courses, I was apprehensive about adjusting to a different instructional platform. However, with my responsibilities as an educator, wife, and mother, the flexibility afforded by asynchronous course delivery was instrumental to my success.  In addition, the support, guidance, and advice from Dr. Matthews and Dr. Gilson each semester resulted in the decision to pursue my M. Ed in Special Education: Academically or Intellectually Gifted” -Elizabeth Henley (Class of 2016)

Quotes from M.Ed. in AIG Students

“Dr. Matthews and Dr. Gilson has been constant supporters during the M.Ed. process! Both professors have provided valuable feedback and encouragement during the process,always being your biggest cheerleader along the way. I am incredibly thankful for the immense support that they have provided.” - Beth Moore (Class of 2017)

“The professors and the graduate program at UNC-Charlotte have greatly enhanced my work to support and advance education of the unique population called the academically and intellectually gifted. The graduate program changed my teaching and prepared me for a career change in which I reach and support a broader group of those who need advanced learning and gifted education. Even more, the people and the program at UNCC have connected me to a network of experts and learners who do the necessary and meaningful work of this field. I entered the program as a classroom teacher and graduated with the toolbox needed to be a specialist, a consultant, and an advocate.” - Maureen Shay Mensing (Class of 2016)


Featured Students Faculty Members

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Elizabeth Henley
Instructional Design Coach 
West Rowan Middle School
Rowan Salisbury Schools