School Administration Certificate

Certificate - School Administration, PM

College of Education

Graduate Coordinator: Alisa Taliaferro        Email: astaliaf@ncat.edu        Phone: 336-334-7757

Department Chair: Alisa Taliaferro               Email: astaliaf@ncat.edu        Phone: 336-334-7757

The School Administration Endorsement Licensure Program is designed for individuals who currently hold a master’s degree in an educational related field (Counseling, Curriculum & Instruction, Instructional Technology, etc.) and 3 years of teaching (or other professional education experience) or have been employed by an LEA as an assistant principal. 

Additional Admission Requirements

  • Earned master’s degree in education ( or education related field) from an accredited university
  • Five years of successful teaching experiences (or educational-related experience).
  • Three years of Adult Leadership experience ( e.g. department chair, grade-level chair)
  • NC Standard II Professional License
  • Three official letters of recommendation, signed and sealed by the writer. One of the letters must be from current administrator (e.g. principal or assistant principal).
  • Faculty Interview
  • Electronic portfolio that includes evidence in the following areas:
    • Support for all students achieving high standards of learning
    • Accomplished classroom instruction, which shall include data providing evidence of two years of student growth and learning within the last 5 years
    • Significant leadership roles in past positions
    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Analytic abilities needed to collect and analyze data for student improvements
    • Demonstrated respect for family and community
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Knowledge of curriculum and instructional practices
  • Written Statements -- please see College of Education website for writing prompts.
  • A copy of most recent NC Teacher Evaluation (or its equivalent) with at a minimum rating of Accomplished in all standards.
  • Current resume 

Certificate Requirements

Total credit hours: 21

  • Take 12 credit hours: MSA 773, 774, 776, 778,
  • Internship Seminar: MSAL 789
  • Internship Practicum: Take 6 credit hours: MSAL 784, 785
  • Comprehensive Exam: MSA 788
  • Earn a minimum rating of proficient on NCDPI (North Carolina Department of Public Instruction ) School Executives Evidences 

The field‐based internship must be completed during the fall and spring semesters.