The Educational Leadership program prepares experienced K-12 teachers to serve as educational leaders in 21st Century Schools. It is intended to relate to the needs of educators in both theory and practice. It is designed for candidates who have a baccalaureate K-12 teaching license and at least three years of successful public/private school experience. The program requires 36 semester hours including a sequence of three internship experiences, totaling seven credit hours. In order to be licensed by the state, candidates must demonstrate proficiency on a set of evidences which are aligned to the Education Leadership coursework and the internship experiences. Evidences will be evaluated by a faculty/public school review team at the conclusion of each internship experience. The curriculum provides: foundations in the principles and procedures of school executive leadership and organizational management, strategies for improving school culture and using data for improvement.
Admission Terms: Fall (August); Spring (January); Summer (June)
Deadlines for Application Materials:
Please visit the Admissions Information page for upcoming program application deadlines.
Applicants must have a four-year bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college, an acceptable GPA (3.0 or higher on a 4-point scale) and a current K-12 teaching license. An admission decision takes into consideration the applicant’s GPA, completed course work, professional work experience, personal and professional goals for the degree, as well as the information provided by references.
Required materials include:
- online application with a nonrefundable $50 application fee
- an official transcript from all colleges attended (other than High Point University. If you have attended High Point University, you must include it on your application. The Norcross graduate School will request that transcript for you once application is submitted.
- essay about interest in the program and goals for the degree
- Two professional or academic reference reports: one principal recommendation and one additional recommendation
- copy of current teaching license
Exception to any admission requirement may be considered under special circumstances.