Program Overview 

The M.S.A. program requires a total of 36 credit hours that are taken in a part-time format over the course of three years at various off-campus sites in surrounding counties. The mission of UNC Charlotte’s School Administration program is to prepare innovative, collaborative, effective, and reflective leaders who are prepared to develop school environments that ensure equitable and quality learning opportunities for a rapidly changing and increasingly diverse population and that focus on improving the learning for all students in the 21st century. 

Off-campus cohort instructional sites:

  • Cabarrus County: Kannapolis City Schools, A.L. Brown High School, Kannapolis, NC
  • Cabarrus County: Jay M Robinson High School, Concord, NC
  • Gaston County: Gaston College, Dallas, NC
  • Iredell County: Unity Center, Statesville, NC
  • Mecklenburg County: Mallard Creek High School, Charlotte, NC
  • Rowan County: Jesse C. Carson High School, China Grove, NC
  • Union County: Porter Ridge High School, Indian Trail, NC 

Who would benefit from this program?

  • Educators who aspire to become school leaders

What can I expect to learn in this program?

  • The MSA degree program consists of courses in educational leadership, research, technology, curriculum, law and instruction followed by a 12 credit year-long internship under the direction of a principal-mentor and a university supervisor.