The School of Administration Graduate Certificate (Add-on License)

Program Description

Course Sequence PDF

The Graduate Certificate program consists of 21 credit-hours of courses which include six credit-hours of a year-long internship under the direction of a principal-mentor and a university supervisor. Additionally, program completers seeking a North Carolina principal level I license must successfully prepare an electronic portfolio housing appropriate artifacts and evidences demonstrating their proficiency in all seven standards for school executives. This 21 credit-hour package of courses and internship effectively implements the North Carolina State Board of Education’s Standards for School Executives while also satisfying all other applicable directives/requirements.

The Add-on licensure Program is a 21 credit-hours sequence for individuals who hold a master’s degree in an educational area from a regionally accredited institution and who also hold “M” level certification from the State of North Carolina. Candidates who successfully complete the 21 hour sequence will be recommended for licensure area 012 Level I (Principal). Candidates must also have three years of successful teaching experience or relevant school experience at the time of application. At the completion of the sequence, the UNC Charlotte Graduate School will award a Graduate Certificate in School Administration.

Applications are accepted for summer and fall semesters. Application deadline is May 1.

To apply for the Graduate Certificate Program in School Administration go to on-line applications at:

Admission and Progression Requirements, and all Program Requirements can be found in the Graduate Catalog. Please see the information below:

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For more information contact:

Dr. Debra S. Morris
Lecturer; Co-Facilitator, Aspiring HS Principals Program
Department of Educational Leadership
College of Education, Office 233
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: (980) 248-0392
Fax: (704) 687-1629