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Post-Baccalaureate Admissions - Supplemental Instructions
School Administration, Licensure Add-on

Candidates whose credentials will be most competitive will:

  • Hold a master's degree in an education-related field from an accredited institution;
  • Be currently licensed in North Carolina, and have been licensed, for a minimum of three years;
  • Provide transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate work. These transcripts must document the award of bachelor’s and master’s degrees from accredited institutions. The admissions committee requires that the candidate’s master’s degree be in an education-related field. A minimum GPA of 3.2 in former coursework is preferred.
  • Document a total minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience, or three years of full-time experience as an educational support position (e.g., counselor, media specialist) that requires a North Carolina license, or three years of total experience in a combination of qualifying positions. In the alternative, a candidate may document a current appointment (or appointment contract) as an assistant principal. If one of these conditions is not met, state regulations do not permit us to consider your application.
  • Two references from current or immediate past supervisors that clearly document both administrative or similar leadership experiences, preferably in a school setting, and potential success as a site-based administrator. Specific, observable, measurable illustrations that support the referee’s judgments are regarded more favorably than those references that are more generic in nature.
  • Statement of Purpose, 1-2 pages in length. The personal statement must address: 1) 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 2) an explanation by the candidate as to how current or past graduate work materially relates to the various standards to which administrator preparation programs are held in North Carolina. Statements of Purpose that speak directly and convincingly to items 1 and 2 will be regarded more favorably than those that do not meet these criteria.
  • (Optional … Strongly Recommended/Preferred) Because of the importance of the internship experience that is required near the end of the add-on licensure program, we strongly recommend that candidates provide a letter of support from their local education agency (LEA), i.e. school/school district. Ideally, such a letter of support would affirm that the year-long internship will be given substantive support by the school district and that a qualified site-based mentor is or will be available for that purpose.
  • (Optional) GRE or MAT scores may be submitted at your discretion. They are not required for admission to the add-on licensure program.
  • (Optional) Any other additional application materials that the candidate may wish to provide in connection with his/her application. Any additional submissions should relate materially to the admissions criteria that have been identified.

Based on the above requirements, the School Administrator Add-On admissions committee will determine the extent to which the candidate’s past and current academic and educational experiences represent a suitable match as they relate to the available courses and programming available at UNC Chapel Hill. The School Administrator Add-On admissions committee will then offer admission to the most promising candidates, given the above criteria, and may establish a waiting list at that time.