School Administration, M.S.A.

Program of Studies for FULL-TIME Students

The Master of School Administration program includes 21 hours in educational leadership courses, six hours in instructional leadership courses, and 18 hours in a paid, field-based internship and associated internship seminar.

Full-time students complete their academic course work (27 hours) during the first academic year. During their second year, students complete the full-year, full-time, paid internship in a public school setting and also participate in a year-long internship seminar with their cohort.

Students seeking North Carolina licensure 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 - 21 Credit Hrs

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
 

Instructional Leadership Courses - 6 Credit Hrs

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

Internship - 12 Credit Hrs

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

 

At the end of a candidate's program:

  1. The Educational Leadership faculty and other assessors will formally review the candidate's portfolio. If the portfolio is deemed proficient according to the NC School Executive Preservice standards, the assessors will submit their recommendation for licensure to the UNC licensure office;
  2. The UNC licensure office will communicate the licensure recommendation to the NC Department of Public Instruction, which will then formally assess the portfolio according to established criteria;
  3. Upon determination of candidate proficiency, the NC Department of Public Instruction will issue the desired license;
  4. Each student must apply for licensure through the UNC licensure office. The above process does not replace the requirement of an individual application for licensure.