The Master of School Administration (M.S.A.) meets state standards for North Carolina Level I administrator licensure principal). The degree requires 42 semester hours. Students engage the content of leadership preparation through graduate classroom engagement and assignments, observing schools and school leaders in their practice, and performing tasks under the supervision of a school-based and university mentor during the internship. This program is only offered online.
Our M.S.A. program is offered online. Students take eight (8) required academic courses (24 credits) and complete a yearlong internship in school administration (12 credits). Students will work with their advisers to choose two (2) electives (6 hours)— either in the Department or outside it—that match the student’s interests and provide both content and activities that are necessary to complete the student’s preparation. Advisers will encourage students to choose electives that create interdisciplinary and interprofessional connections in the student’s preparation.
Upon program completion, students will be eligible for positions such as:
The U.S. Department of Education requires that all higher education institutions advise students as to whether their curriculum provides them with the eligibility to apply for a professional license and/or certification in the state for which they plan to practice. As such, please review UNC Greensboro’s status by state for the initial teaching license. You should note whether the program either “meets”, “does not meet”, or if there “has not been a determination” of the program’s status in the state for which you plan to practice. Licensure Reciprocity Information
The UNC Greensboro School of Education’s and Graduate School’s formal admission requirements specify the following for the M.S.A. program:
Admissions decisions are based on an applicant’s full set of application materials. All evidence about a prospective student, including the criteria listed above, work experience, letters of reference and recommendations, and the individual’s personal statement will be considered in making admissions decisions. In certain cases, applicants may be granted provisional admission, with a stipulation that they will be granted full admission upon successfully completing a specified number of coursework credits in the program. Faculty members engage in a collaborative, rigorous review of applicants.
The department’s formal admission requirements for the program are the following:
Degree Type: Master's
College/School: School of Education
Program Type: Major
Class Type: In Person
Dr. Brian Clarida