Master of School Administration Degree
The Master of School Administration (MSA) degree is designed to prepare individuals to become school leaders. Program studies are aligned with the North Carolina School Executive (NCSE) standards and include strategic planning, problem solving, instructional leadership, managerial leadership, political analysis, organizational theory and development, and leadership skill application. The program consists of 42-semester hours (including a year-long internship experience) and is designed to allow full or part-time study. With successful completion of the appropriate licensure exam, the MSA may lead to license in the areas of administration (North Carolina principal license 012, class P) and supervision (North Carolina curriculum instructional specialist level I license 113, class S).
Candidates for the MSA program should have a NC school license and a minimum of three years successful teaching/public school experience.
The MSA program is delivered via face-to-face evening class sessions utilizing some online components. For the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program http://www.ncpfp.org the program is delivered via face-to-face daytime class sessions.
For more information on the MSA program or the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program, contact Dr. Tom Williams (252-328-6444 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Application deadlines (please check with advisor before applying to ensure that a cohort is available that term):
- Principal Fellow Fall Admission: January 1, 2013
- MSA Summer 2 Admission: January 15, 2013