College of Education

School Administration Program

Program Description

The program course of study for the Master of School Administration (MSA) degree is designed to prepare school executives as culturally responsive leaders who are able to transform marginalized communities. These leadership roles include superintendents, central office administrators, 校长, and assistant 校长.

The Guidelines and Competencies of the North Carolina State Department of Public. Instruction (NCDPI), the National Educational 领导 Preparation Standards (NELP), the Professional Standards for Educational 领导 (PSEL), and the Council for the 认证 of Educator Preparation (CAEP) serve as the template for the design of the Master of School Administration program.

Coursework emphasizes the core functions of high achieving schools: challenging curriculum, effective instruction, culturally responsive pedagogy, and student achievement. Effective 校长 are those who are able to create educational environments that are responsive to the needs of the school community. These 校长 are able to validate the cultural identity of community members as well as their educational history.

N.C. A&T MSA program offers a variety of program tracks to not only accommodate the diverse needs of all candidates, but to ensure that they possess the knowledge, skills and disposition needed to create culturally responsive educational environments.


The primary objectives of the Master of School Administration program are derived from the NELP-National Educational 领导 Preparation Standards, PSEL-Professional Standards for Educational 领导, the SLLA-School Leaders Licensure Assessment Standards, and the NCDPI Pre-Service School Executive Standards.

    1. Strategic 领导
    2. Instructional 领导
    3. Cultural 领导
    4. Human Resource 领导
    5. Managerial 领导
    6. External Development 领导
    7. Micro-Political 领导
    8. Academic Achievement 领导

Relevant accreditations endorsing our program include:

Licensure Information

To become licensed as an administrator in the State of North Carolina, one must meet the Qualifications for certification under G.S. 115C‐290.7 .具体如下:

  1. Submit a complete application to the State Board. 2. Pay the applicable fee. 3. Have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or accredited university. 4. Either (i) have a graduate degree from a public school administration program that meets the public school administrator program approval standards set by the 状态 Board of Education, or (ii) have a master’s degree from an accredited college or accredited university and have completed by 5. 12月31日, 1999, a public school administration program that meets the public school administration approval standards set by the State Board of Education. 
    6. Adhere to the University’s guidelines regarding program completion.

For additional information, visit North Carolina Licensure at

Please direct all inquiries to the Department of 领导 Studies and Adult Education at (336) 256-2342.