Program Overview  

UNC Charlotte and the Office of Distance Education is offering a blended Master of School Administration program of site-based, online and hybrid courses at each of the sites below. The MSA degree is a 39 credit hour part-time program that can be completed in 3 years.

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. The internship challenges students to demonstrate a thorough and well-integrated understanding of the principles, research findings, and theories addressed in their coursework and to apply these to educational practice and leadership situations. The internship provides a multitude of opportunities for the intern to progressively develop administrative competence and experience.

Program graduates qualify for a PreK-12, Level 1 School Administrator’s license (NC 012-Principal).

MSA Off-campus cohort instructional sites:

Cabarrus County Cohorts (Fall 2016 - Spring 2019)

Kannapolis City Schools Cohort
A.L. Brown High School 
415 E. 1st Street
Kannapolis NC 28083

Jay M Robinson High School (Pending SACSCOC approval)
(application opens in January 2019 for Second Summer Start)

300 Pitts School Rd SW
Concord, NC 28027

Gaston County Cohort (Second Summer 2016 - Spring 2019)

Gaston College
201 US-321
Dallas, NC 28034

Iredell County Cohort (Fall 2017 - Spring 2020)

The Unity Center for Iredell-Statesville Schools
1145 Salisbury Road
Statesville, NC 28677

Mecklenburg County Cohort (Enrolls every year in Second Summer)

Mallard Creek High School
3825 Johnston Oehler Road
Charlotte, NC 28269

Rowan County Cohort (Second Summer 2018 - Spring 2021)

Jesse C. Carson High School
290 Kress Ventures Drive
China Grove, NC 28023

Union County Cohort (Second Summer 2019-Spring 2022)

Porter Ridge High School
2839 Ridge Road
Indian Trail, NC 28079