Your academic coursework (27 hours) will take two years (including summer sessions) to complete. Courses are designed to accommodate working professionals from across the state, usually occur within concentrated time blocks of five to six weeks, take place on Wednesday evenings (online) and some Saturdays (online and face-to-face).
Students move through the program as a cohort with classes beginning in July.
Internship for hybrid students
Once you have completed 75% of your coursework, you may begin your part-time internship. Internships may only being in the fall semester, and you must also be enrolled in the accompanying internship seminar.
The minimum internship requirement is 360 hours per year (about 180 hours per semester).
If you are seeking North Carolina licensure, you will also complete a series of artifacts that are aligned with the state’s school executive standards. These artifacts are compiled to form an electronic portfolio that is submitted to the state’s licensure division for review.
Educational Leadership Courses
EDUC 724: Parent and Community Engagement for the School Executive, 3 hrs
EDUC 727: The Social Context of Educational Leadership, 3 hrs
EDUC 740: Cultural Leadership for the School Executive, 3 hrs
EDUC 741: School-Based Inquiry and Reform for the School Executive, 3 hrs
EDUC 742: Law for the School Executive, 3 hrs
EDUC 750: Empowerment Strategies for the School Executive, 3 hrs
EDUC 731: Organizational Management for the School Executive, 3 hrs