Education Specialist in Educational Administration
Appalachian State University

Program Details

The online Education Specialist in Educational Administration degree program is designed to prepare graduates for higher levels of educational administrative responsibility, typically in specialized positions in central office administration. Graduates possess the knowledge and skills required to employ effective teaching practices and assessment techniques to achieve optimal educational outcomes.


  • A master's degree in School Administration from a regionally accredited college or university with a 3.0 GPA, or the M level school administrator license added on to a relevant master's degree
  • Approval of the admissions committee
  • A current principal licensure (NC License Code 12 or its equivalent from another state)
  • Completed online application to graduate school
  • Application fee 
  • Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended 
  • Resume 
  • Three references
  • Writing sample 
  • GRE or MAT test scores no older than five years 

Special Accreditation

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

School Accreditation Statement

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

Geographic Restrictions

Appalachian cannot confirm whether this professional licensure program will meet the requirements for professional licensure outside North Carolina; therefore, prior to enrollment, if you intend to practice in another state, you must determine if this program meets requirements for licensure in your state by contacting your appropriate licensing agencies.