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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) - Licensure Disclosure

Click here to access a list of states where Queens' BSN curriculum meets Registered Nurse licensure requirements. For questions, please contact Dr. Annette Hines at hinesa@queens.edu.

Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MEL) - Licensure Disclosure

The online MEL program meets the applicable state prerequisites for licensure as a Principal or Assistant Principal in North Carolina as listed below:

To qualify for NC Standard Professional II Principal Grades K-12 License:

School Administrator - Principal

  • Completion of a state-approved program in school administration at the master's level or above.
  • No provisional principal's licenses are issued for service as a principal.

School Administrator - Assistant Principal

  • Completion of a state-approved program in school administration at the master's level or above.
  • Provisional principal's licenses are issued for service as an assistant principal if the local board determines there is a shortage of individuals with principal licensure.
  • Affiliation with a master's school administrator program must occur before the expiration of the provisional license. Provisional principal licenses shall be issued for three school years during which time program requirements must be met.

For more information, please visit:  https://www.dpi.nc.gov/educators/educators-licensure/licensure-administrators-and-student-services

Education Requirements are based on the North Carolina Standards for School Executives. For a breakdown of the NC Standards for School Executives please visit http://center.ncsu.edu/standards/NCSSE/ncsse.pdf.

All applicants to the online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership (MEL) program at Queens University of Charlotte are advised that individual states impose specific state requirements on all educators and those holding administrative positions within K-12 educational institutions, including those individuals already certified for educational positions by out-of-state entities.

Queens University of Charlotte has not determined if the online Master of Arts in Educational Leadership program meets applicable state prerequisites for licensure in states other than North Carolina.

Contact Information for MEL:
Dixie Abernathy
abernathyd@queens.edu

Professional Licensure

Each state is unique in its educational licensure requirements. Queens University is also willing to discuss with students or prospective students their respective or prospective degree options. Please contact us at 704-337-2200. For more information on state requirements for obtaining educational licensure in a specific state, please consult the list below.

Please note: Since all situations are unique and requirements may change, Queens University of Charlotte cannot be held responsible or liable for providing this information.

Queens University of Charlotte is approved by North Carolina to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education.

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