Build skills to meet the needs of all students and have a significant impact beyond the classroom. Learn about being a principal while studying anywhere, anytime in a convenient, first-rate program.

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Program Distinctions

  • UNC Greensboro’s School of Education is recognized for its Best Online Master’s in Education Programs by US News & World Report.

The Student Experience

  • 4 core academic courses plus a year-long internship
  • In-person orientation prior to each semester to acclimate students to technology and introduce them to instructors and classmates
  • Meets requirements of NC state legislation for School Administration licensure
  • Fully online, 24 credit hours

After Graduation

  • Upon program completion, students will be eligible for positions such as: assistant principal, principal, executive director, and assistant superintendent. 
  • In 2020, the median annual wage of elementary, middle, and high school principals was $98,490, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

ONLINE DEGREE Required State Authorization Language

Live outside North Carolina?

Currently, UNC Greensboro is authorized to offer online education in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Find out more about State Authorization — a law that regulates in which states colleges and universities can offer education.

UNC Greensboro does not guarantee that programs which fulfill North Carolina licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. For further explanation, visit Professional Licensure.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Graduate Certificate

College/School: School of Education

Program Type: Online

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Dr. Brian Clarida
Clinical Professor, Educational Leadership & Cultural Foundations Department

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