Degrees & Licensure

Undergraduate Programs

Leadership Studies Minor

The undergraduate minor in Leadership Studies is a multi-disciplinary program that focuses on the study of leadership from various perspectives and contexts. It is designed to provide students with learning opportunities to develop their leadership potential.

Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Curriculum, Instruction & Supervision and Higher Education (HE). The programs in these areas address the need for conceptual and procedural foundations for decision-making and for specific alternatives within the student's area of professional practice. The M.Ed. program in CIS addresses the North Carolina Masters/Advanced Competencies requirements. It is designed for individuals who have "A" level teaching licenses ( however, there are some exceptions). The M.Ed. in HE does not lead to a teaching license.

CIS Add-on Licensure

The CIS Add-on license is designed for teachers seeking additional credentials.
To be eligible for consideration for the add-on licensure option, candidates must have:

  1. A master's degree from an accredited university
  2. A current North Carolina educator's license
  3. Three years of teaching experience*

*This requirement may be waived in some situations. See Program Coordinator for details.

Master of School Administration (M.S.A.)

Master of School Administration (M.S.A.) in Educational Leadership prepares school personnel to become PreK-12 school principals. Program materials focus on leadership and organizational theory. Students work together to apply theories to real situations in schools.

Principal Fellows Program

The program is authorized by the North Carolina Principal Fellows Program, which provides two-year scholarship loans in the amount of $30,000 annually. Principal Fellows information may be obtained by calling (919) 962-4575.

MSA Add-on Licensure

The MSA Add-on license is designed for teachers seeking an administrator's license.

To be eligible for consideration for the add-on licensure option, candidates must have:

  1. A master’s degree from a regionally accredited university
  2. A minimum of three years of teaching or other professional education experience
  3. A current North Carolina educator’s license

Ed.D. in Educational Leadership & Administration

A doctorate in Educational Leadership prepares graduates to be informed, proactive and reflective agents of change to improve schools and other educational organizations for the benefit of all students. There are three concentration areas: Administration, Curriculum and Instruction, and Higher Education.

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