Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS)

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Principal Preparation for Excellence and Equity in Rural Schools (PPEERS) involves a partnership amongst 10 rural districts that struggle to find and keep effective principals for high needs schools and UNC Greensboro.

The partnership aims to develop strong, sustainable leadership pipelines within these districts. PPEERS will prepare and license 22 new principals for high-needs, rural schools through an enriched and fully-funded 42-credit hours Master of School Administration (MSA) Two-Year Degree Program.

PPEERS is a partnership amongst regional rural districts, the southern regional education board, and UNC Greensboro. PPEERS is recruiting 22 highly committed instructional leaders who are passionate about rural schools to participate in a fully-funded two-year intensive master of school administration degree program.

PPPEERS provides full in-state tuition for the MSA and salary replacement (during year 2) for the 10-month, full-time internship at the participants 2021/2022 salary rate.


Completion of program leads to NC Level I Principal License and MSA degree.