NC Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

North Carolina Educational Leadership Certification Requirements

In North Carolina, WGU's Master of Science in Educational Leadership leads to a Professional License II with an endorsement in School Administrator - Principal

North Carolina has the following requirements for a level II School Administrator license: 
1. LICENSE: Possession of a North Carolina Professional Educator's Continuing License.


2. PROGRAM: Completion of a program in school administration at the Master's-level or above that is approved to lead to certification in the home-state of the program. (Note: This means that WGU's ENDEDL program is not an option for North Carolina educators.)

3. WGU Program Requirement:  Beginning 9/1/2018, the WGU program requirement is the Praxis 5412: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision for students in North Carolina. If passed prior to 8/31/2018, the Praxis 5411: Educational Leadership: Administration and Supervision satisfies the WGU Program Requirement.


4. PRACTICUM REQUIREMENT: WGU requires Educational Leadership candidates to complete a practicum in accordance with the hour requirements listed here.


Visit these links for important information:

General Information About Licensing in North Carolina

Registering for Praxis Exams

Submitting Exam Scores to WGU

NC Administrator Certification Application Information




Article Number: 19966, 1853