Application Deadline

Deadline for Summer 2021 start: April 13, 2021.

How to Apply

Students are selected on the basis of their academic preparation, professional experience and intellectual and leadership potential. An interview may be required.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended
    Official transcripts will be required upon acceptance into the program
  • Two years of experience in a school setting
    see Special Provisions for Teach for America applicants below
  • A state license/certificate (out of state candidates must obtain a NC license/certificate)
  • 3.0 G.P.A. or higher (3.2 preferred)
  • Resume
  • Application Fee: $90 (non-refundable)
  • Three letters of recommendations
    These references should be from current or recent past supervisors that document administrative or similar leadership experience, preferably in a school setting, and potential success as a school leader. Specific, observable illustrations are regarded more favorably than references that are more generic in nature.
  • Personal Statement (1-2 pages)
    The statement must address the School of Education’s Conceptual Framework and the Educational Leadership Department’s commitment to the pursuit of social justice and equity in public education; and an explanation as to how current or past work materially relates to that commitment.

Special Provisions for Teach for America applicants

Required teaching

North Carolina requires three years of teaching in order to secure a professional teaching license, and also requires that candidates for K-12 Principal licensure hold a professional teaching license. TFA corps members are waived from the candidate requirement and are eligible to apply to the School Administration Add-on Licensure program in their second year of teaching.

Fee waiver

Teach for America corps members who apply to the School Administration program during their two year commitment qualify for an application fee waiver to the UNC Chapel Hill School Administration program.