Frequently Asked Questions - MSA Program

Q:  Can I begin my internship upon my acceptance into the program?

A:  Students must complete the prerequisite credit hours and designated courses prior to submitting an application for the internship

Q:  Can I continue working while completing my internship:

A:  Yes

Q:  Can I continue working at my same location while completing my internship

A: Yes

Q:  Do I have to find an internship location:

A:  Employed students are expected to complete their internship at their current site with the permission of the principal.  Frequently, changes do occur naturally within school districts, i.e., change in principals, school districts, work assignments, promotions, etc.  The program coordinator will work with students under all circumstances.  The program coordinator and districts liaisons will work with Principal Fellows and full- time students on-leave from their districts to determine internship sites.

Q:  Is this a paid internship?

A: Typically only North Carolina Principal Fellow Scholarhship recipients receive a stipend during their internship.

Q: What time do classes begin?

A: Typically Monday - Friday from 5:00PM/5:30 to 7:45PM/8:15PM.

Q: When is program orientation?

A: Typically mid-June after all applications have been processed. All admitted applicants will be notified.

Funding and Fellowships-- http://graduateschool.uncc.edu/future-students/funding-and-fellowships