Appalachian State University

Dougherty Administration Building, Boone, NC 28608

Program Details

Appalachian State University offers a Graduate Certificate in School Leadership program to individuals who hold a master’s degree in education, a current teaching license (in North Carolina) and have completed three years of classroom teaching. Graduates are prepared to meet the state requirements for principal licensure. 

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    Program Overview

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    • Delivery Format:
      100% Online
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      Per Semester Credit
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    • Hold a master's degree with at least 3.0 GPA from a regionally accredited institution
    • Have at least three years of public school teaching experience or equivalent experience in other settings 
    • Have a North Carolina "A" or "M" teacher licensure or the equivalent from another state
    • Completed online application to graduate school
    • Resume
    • Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian) 
    • Three references 
    • Writing sample
    • Application fee 

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    This program meets the requirements for principal licensure in the state of North Carolina. Out-of-state students should consult their local agencies to determine whether this program meets licensure requirements. 

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