Educational Leadership

Job Well Done!

Congratulations to Christopher Faison and Paul Walker for being selected to participate in the Jackson Scholars Program. The Jackson Scholars Program develops future faculty of color for the field of educational leadership and policy. To read more about their experiences, click here.


Congratulations to the 27 recently graduated Doctor of Education students!  We are proud of you!

In K-12 schools, school administrators are challenged to create a dynamic, interactive, and culturally diverse environment that will enhance student performance.

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If you aspire to serving your community as a principal or superintendent of schools, our programs will prepare you for the licensure process and give you the knowledge and skills to 

  • Provide sound instructional leadership at all levels
  • Use qualitative and quantitative data as a basis for school improvement
  • Employ ethical and professional practices
  • Administer fiscal, curricular, and personnel resources effectively
  • Exhibit strong written and oral communications skills
  • Participate effectively in educational politics, policy analysis, and development
  • Analyze school problems critically and strategically
  • Demonstrate effective leadership at the school and district level
  • Administer schools in a legally and ethically defensible manner.

We offer a Master’s in School Administration (MSA) and EdD in Education Administration and Supervision.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to programs in Educational Leadership must follow the same process and meet the same requirements as all other LPAHE students.

Additional requirements for Master’s candidates include:

  • 4 years of teaching experience in a K-12 environment
  • One recommendation must be from current supervisor
  • Attendance at an in-person candidate assessment on the NCSU campus. 

North Carolina Principal's license or be eligible to receive oneAdditional requirements for EdD candidates include:

  • North Carolina Principal's license or be eligible to receive one
  • One recommendation must be from current supervisor.

Master’s in School Administration (MSA)

Prepare for Principal Licensure

Students pursuing an MSA gain an understanding of the theoretical knowledge and leadership practices that will enable you to improve the academic and personal achievement of teachers and students in a diverse school community.

As 21st century school leaders, our graduates are prepared to be highly effective change agents able to drive significant and sustainable school improvement. You will learn how to foster mutual openness and trust, individual commitment and organizational purpose, and a vision for the future that reinforced throughout your school via shared experiences and action.

For more information review the program of study with course list] and meet our faculty

EdD in Education Administration and Supervision

Prepare for Superintendent Licensure

Students pursuing an EdD in Educational Administration and Supervision complete core courses in educational leadership, research methods courses, an internship, and a dissertation. 

A minimum of 54 credit hours beyond the master's degree is required. 

For more information review the program of study [link to source read the Doctoral Student Handbook, and meet our faculty.


December 16

Between 2011-2013, 27 doctoral students graduated with their Doctor of Education degrees in Educational Administration and Supervision.  Congratulations to our graduates ~ we are proud of you!

Research Updates

Judy Stover, Ed.D. in Educational Administration & Supervision

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