Master of School Administration
Appalachian State University

Program Details

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 Education

Bachelor Degree

Admission Tests


Application Requirements

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

Additional Info

  • 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.