Program of Studies

The program of studies, i.e., the courses and curriculum for the Master of School Administration (full-time), is made up of the following parts:

  • 21 hours in educational leadership courses;
  • 6 hours in instructional leadership courses;
  • 18 hours in a paid, field-based, internship + associated internship seminar;

You will complete your academic coursework (27 hours) during the first academic year of the program, then spend the second year in a full-time paid internship in a public school setting (along with the associated internship seminar course).

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North Carolina Licensure

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.

Coursework

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

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Instructional Leadership Courses

  • EDUC 725: Supervisory Practice for the School Executive, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 730: Curriculum Leadership for the School Executive, 3 hrs

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Internship

  • EDUC 735: Seminar for Internship in Educational Administration I, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 736: Internship in Educational Administration I, 6 hrs
  • EDUC 737: Seminar for Internship in Educational Administration II, 3 hrs
  • EDUC 738: Internship in Educational Administration II, 6 hrs

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