Master of School Administration
Welcome to the MSA Program
The Master's of School Administration (MSA) degree and add-on licensure programs prepare school personnel to become K-12 school principals. Program materials and experiences focus on school leadership, organizational theory, innovation, and best practices. Students work together to apply theories to real situations in schools. Graduates of the MSA program will be effective educational leaders who can inspire, engage and lead others towards a common vision. The graduate program is aligned with National ISLLC Standards and the NC Standards for School Executives (NSSE). Students receive high-quality learning experiences designed and delivered by expert faculty. The MSA is offered fully online through interactive and engaging formats. From personalized feedback on discussion boards to interacting with professors and guest speakers via webinar, students can feel connected as they prepare to become school administrators. For more information, please review the MSA Handbook. Please also feel free to contact us.
Welcome to the MSA Program
Graduates of the Master of School Administration (M.S.A.) program will be effective educational leaders who can inspire, engage and lead others towards a common vision. The graduate program is aligned with Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (PSEL) and the NC Standards for School Executives (NSSE). Students receive high-quality learning experiences designed and delivered by expert faculty. Program Objectives Upon completion of the School Administration program, graduates will be professionals who: 1. Foster a school vision that respects community values and is guided by empirical evidence of effective practices. 2. Evaluate student and teacher performance consistently and continuously and modify practices as necessary. 3. Support and value the contribution of a school’s culture in achieving exemplary student performance. 4. Encourage respectful relationships between and among all of the school’s stakeholders and respond to critical needs. 5. Create an effective and innovative learning environment reflecting high-quality instruction in a safe and orderly setting. 6. Lead in the selection, evaluation, and implementation of effective curricula. 7. Identify organizational strengths and areas in need of improvement. 8. Make decisions and allocate resources rationally on the basis of evidence and/or demonstrated need. 9. Act with integrity and fairness in dealings with students, faculty, staff, and the larger learning community.
MSA Admission Requirements
Candidates for admission must hold, or be qualified to hold, North Carolina Class "A" teacher licensure and have a minimum of three years teaching experience. The following materials must be submitted in addition to the Application for Graduate School:
- Official copies of transcripts - a grade average of B or better in the undergraduate major is required,
- Official scores on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Scores more than five years old at the time of application will not be considered.
- Three recommendations by individuals in professionally relevant roles.
- Last summative teaching evaluation
Deadlines for Admission to the MSA Program:
- March 15th for Summer I admission
- March 15th for Summer II admission
- May 15th for Fall admission
- October 15 for Spring admission
To receive an application for admission, please contact: The Graduate School
The university of North Carolina at Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5959 For financial aid information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
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Last updated November 23, 2017