The Add-On Licensure Program for School Administration K - 12 is designed to provide those students holding a Master’s Degree in Education and a class “M” or equivalent licensure an opportunity to become licensed to work as principals in North Carolina. Particular emphasis is on a new set of standards recently adopted by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. The goal for these standards is to produce skills that result in practitioners becoming successful in facing the challenges of the 21st century as well as those of a growing global economy. There are six points of emphasis: positive impact on student learning; teacher empowerment and leadership; community involvement and engagement; organizational management; school culture and safety; school improvement. These evidences are integrated into the coursework requirements and are manifested throughout the course of study. In addition, the old program portfolio has been replaced with a Standards-Based Project that reflects understanding of the new executive Leader Standards.
Program Webpage Link: http://www.wingate.edu/matthews/grad-ed/programs