Academic Catalog 2020-2021

School Administration Add-on Licensure

A 24-hour program designed to serve the candidates holding a master’s degree and seeking North Carolina School Administration Licensure can be completed in as few as three consecutive semesters, or 12 months. Requirements, following a successful transcript review, are determined on an individual basis. Candidates have the opportunity to petition to have some requirements (Tasks, Artifacts, and/or Competency evidences) reviewed and substituted for program requirements. These substitutions are conditional and must fulfill the requirements of existing rubrics. Some substitutions may be supplemented to meet program requirements. In the event candidates do not complete portfolio requirements in three semesters, an additional one-hour semester is assigned until completion.

Admission Requirements

Program-specific admission requirements for acceptance into the post-master’s certificate program in School Administration are the following:

  1. A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for all post-baccalaureate work completed;
  2. An "A"-level teaching license or equivalent for those who are pursuing graduate-level licensure;
  3. A minimum of three years of successful classroom teaching experience;
  4. 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; and
  5. Approved Internship Supervision Form and a Cohort Form.

Course Requirements (24 Hours)

Semester 1

MELS 601Executive Leadership in a 21st Century Change Environment

6

MELS 698Internship

2

Semester 2

MELS 603Resource Management for 21st Century Executive Leaders

6

MELS 698Internship

2

Semester 3

MELS 60521st Century School Leadership

6

MELS 698Internship

2

Total Credit Hours: 24