SADM Certificate

Add-On Licensure for Executive Leadership Studies


Off-Campus Option

This program is also available at several off-campus locations and online. Click Here for more information.


Licensure in School Administration

Experienced, licensed North Carolina educators who already have a master’s degree may become licensed in school administration through the School Administration Add-On Licensure program.


Admission Requirements

  • Completed application to the Graduate School showing employment history required by NCDPI: three years of teaching or professional educator experience (e.g. school counseling), or a position as an assistant principal
  • Official transcript of master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Current North Carolina educator’s license
  • Three professional references on Graduate School reference forms (references from family members or friends are not acceptable)

Gainful Employment Disclosures for the School of Education

School Administration License at Principal Level (Add-On Licensure)

  • Program Length: Five semesters with classes each first, third and fifth semester
  • Occupation and SOC Code: Principal, 11-9032
  • Prerequisites: Teaching License and three years experience
  • Tuition and Required Fees: 
    • $355 per hour for 24 hours
    • Taskstream Acount: $91 for three years 
    • Internship Fee: $100 per semester
    • Online Fee: $25
  • Estimated cost for books and supplies: $500
  • Room and Board: N/A
  • On-time Graduation Rate for Completers: 100%
  • Job Placement Rate: Students seeking certification are concurrently employed within the Teacher Education field.
  • Median Loan Debt: $12,268.00
  • Title IV Loan: $12,268.00
  • Private Educational Loan Debt: N/A
  • Institutional Finance Plans: N/A


Dr. David W. Shellman

Phone: (704) 761-5016


Off-Campus Option


Earn your SADM Certificate in a local cohort or online.


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