Post Graduate Certificate in School Leadership
Appalachian State University

Program Details

Appalachian State University offers the online Graduate Certificate in School Leadership. This program will prepare you to assume an educational leadership role by meeting the North Carolina state requirements for principal licensure.

Career opportunities:

  • Assistant principal
  • Principal
  • Department chair


  • 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 

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges