Jun 25, 2022  
2011-2012 Graduate Bulletin 
2011-2012 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership Studies, M.A.Ed.

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(30 semester hours)

This performance-based curriculum for prospective school administrators is based on the standards set by the Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards (TILS). This program is designed to prepare candidates for educational administrative positions. The program is designed to be taken by cohort groups. Upon completion of the program and required licensure exams, the student will receive a Master of Arts in Education and be eligible for licensure as a Tennessee school administrator.

A formal leadership development plan must be developed upon completion of EDUC 5710 , Introduction to School Leadership (3).  In addition to the College of Graduate Studies admission requirements, the Educational Leadership Studies Program requires the candidate to:

  1. Attain an index score based on each of the following two formulas:   GPA +(0.15 xGRE (verbal) > 24.0  and GPA + (0.15 x GRE (quantitative) > 24.0  or MAT - 383 or above.

  2. Acquire a letter of support from two practicing administrators who agree to mentor the aspiring administrator throughout the program.

  3. Three years successful teaching experience

  4. Participate in a program entrance interview

  5. Complete an On-Demand writing Assignment.

  6. Submit a portfolio containing:

    1. Formal Evaluations (4)
    2. Philosophy of Education
    3. Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
    4. Valid Tennessee Teaching License

Total: 30 Hours


Licensure as an administrator from the Educational Leadership Studies Program requires passing the Praxis Series School Leadership Licensure Assessment (code 1011 with a minimum score of 160) for Tennessee and Kentucky.  Kentucky also requires Kentucky Specialty Test of Instructional and Administrative Practices (minimum score of 85% to pass).

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