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.
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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 EducationBachelor Degree
Admission TestsGRE, MAT
Official College Transcript(s), Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Essay/Writing Sample, Occupational License
- Must have at least three years of public school teaching experience or equivalent; and hold a North Carolina "A" or "M" licensure or the equivalent from another state.