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

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100% Online

Program Accreditation & Licensing

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation & Licensing

Appalachian State University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

Master Degree

Recommended GPA

3.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s), Occupational License, Essay/Writing Sample

Additional Info

  • Must have at least three years of public school teaching experience or equivalent experience in other settings 
  • Must have a North Carolina "A" or "M" teacher licensure or the equivalent from another state