Admissions & Requirements


  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • Have completed a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience or other professional education experience


  1. Complete the Graduate School Admissions Application
  2. Submit the following along with your application:
  • An acceptable GRE or MAT test score (optional)
  • A writing sample from a given prompt as part of the interview process
  • Three letters of recommendation from school administrators (must include principal) who can attest to your potential success as a school principal
  • Class A North Carolina teaching License or other relevant experience with official documentation
  • Complete resume showing evidence of leadership
  • Submit a 1-2 page personal statement that addresses professional experiences, future goals, and an understanding that school administrators must possess a comprehensive conceptual, pedagogical, and reflective knowledge base
  • Official transcripts of all academic work. In the Academic Background section of the online application, upload an unofficial transcript from each institution you attended.

Note: Uploading unofficial transcripts will significantly decrease the amount of time required to process your application and may result in your application being considered for admission more quickly.

Note: You will need to participate in an interview to determine knowledge of relevant education issues.