College of Education and Allied Professions

Post-Master's Certificate

  

Admission Requirements

Application Deadline: June 15th

  • Hold a Master’s degree in an education-related field with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Official transcripts with Master’s degree conferred & Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Three years of successful full-time teaching
  • Hold or be eligible to hold a North Carolina Class A teaching license or comparable license from another state
  • Three online recommendations including one from your current administrator
  • Completed  district verification form noting years of school-level experience
  • Resume
  • Short- and long-term leadership goals
  • Candidate Evaluation Rubric
    Note: For planning purposes, the following dates are for face-to-face classes at Bitlmore Park, Asheville for Fall 2018.
    August 25; September 29; October 20; Nov. 17 (EDL 604/704); Dec. 1 (EDL 602/702)

About the Program

Students seeking principal licensure who already have earned a master’s degree will need to apply for a Post-Masters Certificate toward principal licensure.

This certificate is earned through the completion of a four-semester graduate program. Students will take eight, three-credit courses, for a total of 24 credit hours. This graduate program utilizes a hybrid (face-to-face and online) course delivery model. Three hybrid courses will require face-to-face attendance at Western Regional Education Service Alliance sponsored trainings in addition to online work. Each course integrating face to face trainings will require students to attend four full days of instruction at WCU’s Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville, NC. The remaining five courses will be provided fully online. The schedule of classes will accommodate working students, including those who work full-time. The table below lays out the prescribed program plan for each cohort of students.

All students are required to complete an internship. Internships are competency-based and involve many aspects of a principal's responsibilities, including leadership of an improvement initiative.

Program Schedule

PMC (Starting fall 2018)

4 semesters, 24 credit hours total. All courses are 3 credits.
* Indicates that this is a hybrid course, requiring face-to-face attendance for 4, 6-hour, Saturday sessions (9:00-4:00)
(Some summer course options provided)

 Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Summer 2019 Fall 2019
EDL 704: * Leadership for
Continuous School Improvement
EDL 721: * Current Topics in Public School Law EDL 701: Ethical School Leadership EDL 702: * Shaping
School Culture
EDL 701: Ethical School Leadership
(also offered Summer 2019)
   EDL 703: Instructional
Leadership
EDL 703: Instructional  Leadership
(also offered Summer 2019)
EDRS 709: Assessment for the Advancement of Student Learning EDL 686: Internship I   EDL 687: Internship II

PMC (Starting fall 2017)

 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018
EDL 704: * Leadership for
Continuous School Improvement
3 credits
EDL 721: * Current Topics in Public School Law
3 credits
  EDL 702: * Shaping
School Culture
3 credits
EDL 701: Ethical School Leadership
3 credits
    EDL 703: Instructional  Leadership
3 credits
EDRS 709: Assessment for the Advancement of Student Learning
3 credits
EDL 686: Internship I
3 credits
  EDL 687: Internship II
3 credits
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