The Add-on Licensure program for School Administration is designed to provide those students holding a Master's degree in education and a class "M" or equivalent license an opportunity to be eligible for licensure as a principal. This program is also aligned with the North Carolina Executive Leader Standards and concludes with a Standards-based Program Portfolio.
The program consists of 22 semester hours; 15 semester hours in educational leadership content and related course work at the 600 level and 7 semester hours (475 clock hours) of internship. The program covers the executive leader standards adopted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction with an emphasis upon the following areas:
- Community involvement and engagement
- Having a positive impact on student learning
- Organizational management
- School culture and safety
- School improvement
- Teacher empowerment and leadership
What Is Required?
To earn your add-on license, you must complete a minimum of 22 semester hours in courses such as teacher leadership, principalship, school finance, and school law. A 25-hour field experience and internships totaling 475 contact hours will provide you the opportunity to apply what you learn in the classroom to real school settings. You will then compile all that you learn and experience into an Executive Leader standards-based portfolio.