The School Administration Add-on Licensure Program is designed to prepare a select group of experienced educators for positions of executive leadership in K-12 settings. Candidates who successfully complete all of the requirements of the licensure program will be recommended by the University for a K-12 Principal license from the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.
The add-on licensure program is not a degree program.
The add-on licensure program is available only to well-qualified candidates who already possess a master’s degree, a teaching license and have a minimum amount of school experience.
The program requires a minimum of 27 credit hours, which includes a combination of coursework, school-based internship activity and concurrent seminars and work sessions. Seminars and work sessions are required on campus in connection with the internship. Complete seven courses (21 credits) that are specifically aligned to the N.C. Department of Public Instruction Standards for School Executives.
Courses must be taken on-campus and may be taken in any order. No internship may begin until at least 15 of the required 21 hours of coursework have been completed. Prospective applicants may begin their studies in either the fall or spring.