Program Options and Features

Option l:  The Master of School Administration Degree

  • Cohort model which fosters a learning environment around peer collaboration and inquiry
  • Established program of study designed to ensure completion of the 42 hours in a two or three year period
  • Highly qualified faculty whose scholarly expertise and career experiences in school administration lend to student success
  • Full-time students completing degree program within a two-year period will qualify for a fully paid stipend internship funded by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
  • Part- time students completing the degree program within a three-year period; Please note that part-time students do not qualify for the paid internship stipend funded by North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.
  • Licensure and degree granted upon receiving successful results on a State Standards Evidences assessment designed to demonstrate the candidate’s readiness to effectively address school leadership standards in the state of NC
  • Appropriate coursework for continuance into a doctoral program in Educational Leadership or the Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership which often can be obtained along the way toward obtaining a doctorate (currently not offered at NCAT, but offered at other UNC campuses).
  • Any and all announced enrichment activities are considered an expectation for students in the degree program.

Option 2: School Administration Licensure (certificate only; not a degree)

  • Licensure-only students take classes with MSA degree students.
  • Highly qualified faculty whose scholarly expertise and career experiences in school administration lend to student success
  • Part-time or full-time students completing a total of 21 hours
  • Licensure granted upon receiving successful results on a State Standards Evidences assessment designed to demonstrate the candidate’s readiness to effectively address school leadership standards in the state of NC
  • Any and all announced enrichment activities are considered an expectation for students in the licensure program.