The online Master of School Administration degree is designed for individuals interested in becoming public school principals. Students learn about the administration and governance responsibilities required of entry-level public school administrators and are prepared to seek principalship and assistant principalship employment opportunities in all grade levels. Graduates understand the principal’s role in articulating, developing, and implementing a school vision that aligns with and supports district priorities, and have the skills needed to evaluate the systems and processes for continuous school improvement.
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, have at least three years of public school teaching experience or equivalent experience in other settings (e.g., private school teaching; training in private sector; etc.), and hold a North Carolina "A" or "M" licensure or the equivalent from another state.
- Completed online application to graduate school
- Official (sealed) transcript from each college or university attended (other than Appalachian)
- Three references
- Application fee
- Writing sample
- GRE or MAT scores no older than five years
School Accreditation Statement
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges