School Administration - Specialized Education, Post-Master's Certificate (Admission Suspended)
The PMC in School Administration – Specialized Education is currently not accepting applications for admission.
The Post-Master’s Certificate in School Administration -Specialized Education Focus requires 15 semester hours and is specifically designed for students graduating from the UNC Greensboro MEd in special education curriculum who have completed the leadership emphasis area of focused study. The certificate meets the requirements of the state legislation that supports an alternative path to school administration licensure (also known as “add-on” principal licensure).
For information regarding deadlines and requirements for admission, please see the Guide to Graduate Admissions.
In addition to the application materials required by The Graduate School, applicants must submit a current resume that details all previous leadership and professional roles and a personal statement (see departmental website for topic and details). One of the required recommendations must come from a principal or education supervisor. Some applicants may be requested to participate in an interview.
Qualified applicants will hold an MEd in special education and have at least 3 years of teaching or other professional educational experience (not limited to public schools).
Required: 15 credit hours
|Select 3 semester hours from the following: *|
|The School Principalship|
|Leadership for Teaching and Learning|
|Teacher Rights, Recruitment, Retention, and Evaluation|
|Cultural and Political Dimensions of Schooling|
|Required Field Experiences||12|
|Practicum in Educational Administration **|
Students will complete the courses below that were not taken as part of the MEd in Special Education, leadership emphasis.
Students are required to complete an internship experience equivalent to one year of full-time administrative field experience.
Licensure Portfolio/Capstone Experience
To receive NC state licensure as a principal, students must submit a Licensure Portfolio to the department for review. The portfolio will include material drawn from the student’s course work and internship and provide documentary evidence of meeting state leadership standards. ELC faculty members will review the student's portfolio for approval.