Add-On Licensure [See Graduate Certificate in School Leadership]

 Important Notice

Beginning Fall 2014, the AOL program will be replaced with the Graduate Certificate in School Leadership (GCSL): Building-level Educational Leadership.  The new program will accommodate those who wish to add the principal license (012) to an existing master's degree. In other words, student who want the add-on license (AOL) should apply to the GCSL program where the license is now offered.

To accommodate students currently in AOL programs, the following programs of study will remain on the website until the end of their programs.

INFORMATION FOR EXISTING COHORT STUDENTS FOLLOWS:

Add-on Licensure Program of Study (Fall 2013 to Fall 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 (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

Program of Study for Fall 2013 to Fall 2014

Principal Licensure Program of Study 

Add-on Licensure Program of Study (Spring 2014 to Spring 2015; Summer 2014 to Summer 2015)

  • 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

Program of Study Spring 14-15 and Summer 14-15

Principal Licensure Program of Study

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. See beginning and completion semesters for existing programs listed above.