Add-On Licensure

 

Beginning with Fall 2014 admissions, the AOL program will be replaced with the Graduate Certificate in Building-level Educational Leadership (GCBEL).  The new program will accommodate those who wish to add the principal license to an existing master's degree.

*Submit applications for current online cohort here.
Students who apply to the Add-on Licensure Program must submit a writing sample (AOL Questionnaire) along with the application.

The Add-on Licensure (AOL) Program is a non-degree program that prepares students to meet the North Carolina State Requirements for principal licensure. Candidates are required to hold a master's degree in education or a related field from a regionally accredited institution and to have completed three years of classroom teaching or experience in a related area such as media specialist, guidance counselor or technology facilitator. The 24-semester hour program includes six or nine semester hours of supervised school-based coursework depending upon the date of admission.

Add-on Licensure Program of Study (Fall 2013)

  • LSA 5030 The Principalship (must take first) (3)
  • LSA 5820 Theory & Development in Educational Organizations (3)
  • LSA 5910/5900 School-based Action Research Leadership Evidences or School Administration and Supervision Internship/ Practicum (3 semesters) (9)
  • LSA 5400 Developing and Managing Resources in Schools (3)
  • RES 5070 School Based Evaluation & School Improvement Planning (3) or RES 5080 Data-Driven School Leadership (3)
  • LSA 5600 School Law (3)

Total: 24 semester hours

Add-on Licensure Program of Study (Spring & Summer 2014)

  • LSA 5030 The Principalship (must take first) (3)
  • LSA 5820 Theory & Development in Educational Organizations (3)
  • LSA 5910/5900 School-based Action Research Leadership Evidences or School Administration and Supervision Internship/ Practicum (2 semesters) (6)
  • LSA 5400 Developing and Managing Resources in Schools (3)
  • RES 5080 Data-Driven School Leadership (3)
  • RES 5070 School Based Evaluation & School Improvement Planning (3)
  • LSA 5600 School Law (3)

Total: 24 semester hours

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the add on licensure program must:

  • Hold a master's degree with at least a 3.0 GPA from a regionally accredited institution;
  • Have at least three years of successful teaching experience or successful experience in a related area of public school work (e.g. counseling, media specialist, etc.);
  • Hold a valid license to teach and/or practice one of the other educational specialties in NC public schools; and
  • Apply for admission and be accepted into the ASU Graduate School;
  • *Note: GRE scores are waived for the add-on licensure program and are not required for admission.

Site-based Field Experiences/Internship Courses with Directed Research

This program requires two to three 3-semester-hour school-based practicum research courses based on date of entrance. Students are required to complete at least 600 hours of school-based, supervised experiences during the program. School-based research practicum experiences are designed to aid students in learning first-hand about the demands, skills and issues involved in school leadership. Site-based experiences are professionally-directed, substantive learning opportunities mutually designed by the student, school administrator and university professor.  These adaptive leadership experiences emphasize the application of major scholarship in the field, along with data-informed decision-making opportunities.

Schedule/Program Completion

The program is designed for completion in four semesters. Two 3-hour courses are offered each semester.

If you would like to be on the e-mail list to be notified of upcoming cohorts in your area as well as recruitment and informational meetings, you should contact Lindsay Parker at parkerll1@appstate.edu in the Distance Education Office. For information about the program, contact Dr. Roma Angel, Director of Educational and School Administration Programs at angelrb@appstate.edu.