Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Immigrant Alien or a Non-Immigrant Alien with the capacity to remain indefinitely in North Carolina.
- Not be in default on any previous federal or North Carolina student loan.
- Be a domiciliary (legal resident) of North Carolina.
- Have a baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by a state, regional, or national accrediting agency.
- Have at least a 3.2 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) in the last 60 semester hours of study, including any graduate work.
- Have completed no more than two courses (6 semester hours) that apply toward the master’s in school administration.
- Have a minimum of four (4) years of successful full-time classroom teaching experience (does not include part-time substitute teaching or teacher assistant experience) or other relevant experiences.
- Evidence of unconditional admission for Fall 2017-2019 as a full-time student in the first year of a two-year master’s degree program in school administration at a participating institution(s) of the University of North Carolina by the date the Principal Fellows Commission selects the recipients in the spring.
- Enroll for a full-time academic load for duration of program.