Master’s of School Administration

165162284The Master of School Administration degree (MSA) is designed to prepare individuals to become school leaders. Program studies include a significant service-learning component. The MSA encourages and supports students to serve as problem-solvers, communicators, innovators, collaborators, and change agents in their respective schools and school districts. A supportive school and district setting is essential for MSA students as they immerse themselves into these service learning experiences.

Upon admission to the program a “MSA Letter of Agreement and Support” will be signed by the student, principal, and superintendent to solidify a partnership with the MSA program and to establish guidelines of agreement for the MSA student, the principal, and the superintendent.

The MSA is designed to allow full-time or part-time study. Part-time students begin the program in the second term of summer and continue for six continuous semesters. Full-time students begin the program in the fall semester and continue for 3 more semesters.

Candidates for the MSA program should have an entry-level school license and a minimum of three years teaching/public school experience. For additional information concerning admission, contact the Department of Educational Leadership or view the departmental Web site http://www.ecu.edu/cs-educ/leed/MSA.cfm.

The MSA is designed to allow full-time or part-time study. Part-time students begin the program in the second term of summer and continue for six continuous semesters. Full-time students begin the program in the fall semester and continue for 3 more fall and spring semesters for a total of 4 consecutive semesters. The MSA program is offered in cohorts of 15 to 18 students. The locations of the course offerings by cohorts vary every year and it is based on the location of the majority of the cohort applicants. For students enrolled in the part-time MSA program, classes are held in the late afternoon and evenings. Students enrolled in the full-time MSA program, classes are held during the day.

Part-time Master’s of School Administration – Schedule Planning Chart

Summer II Semester Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer I Semester
Year 1 LEED 6901 3 LEED 6902 3 SL
LEED 6903 3 SL
LEED 6904 3 SL
LEED 6905 3 SL
LEED 6906 3 SL
LEED 6921
3
Year 2 LEED 6907 3
LEED 6922 3
LEED 6908 3 SL
LEED 6924 4
LEED 6909 3 SL
LEED 6925 5

Leads to license in: North Carolina Principal (P-012) and Curriculum Instructional Specialist (SG-113)

Full-time Master’s of School Administration – Schedule Planning Chart

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year 1 LEED 6901 3
LEED 6902
3 SL
LEED 6903 3 SL
LEED 6904 3 SL
LEED 6905 3 SL
LEED 6906 3 SL
Year 2 LEED 6907 3
LEED 6908
3 SL
LEED 6926 6
LEED 6909 3 SL
LEED 6929 9

Leads to license in: North Carolina Principal (P-012) and Curriculum Instructional Specialist (SG-113)

Chart Notes

  1. Dates and schedule of course offerings subject to change per discretion of the Department of Educational Leadership.
  2. Tuition and fees are subject to change annually based on legislative action.
  3. Must submit application for graduation at the beginning of the last semester of program completion.
  4. Must adhere to East Carolina University Student Health Services guidelines for student health records.