This concentration is designed primarily for practitioners who already possess administrative license and desire to work in central office positions in public schools or refine their professional expertise in their current positions of leadership.
All students in the School Leadership concentration will move through the program in an online cohort. Cohort students will begin the program in the same semester and move through the program together.
The educational specialist program of study consists of 31 credit hours for the degree and an additional 12 hours to complete requirements for the administration endorsement. The students will also complete an appropriate, supervised internship and develop a professional portfolio.
Doctor of Education
For students with a valid master’s degree, the program of study requires a minimum of 66 credit hours. Students with valid educational specialist degrees have a program of study calling for a minimum of 42 credit hours. The students will also complete an appropriate, supervised internship and submit a portfolio of 10 approved residency activities.
The Qualifying Examination is administered toward the end of the required coursework and encompasses knowledge and ideas from these courses. Upon satisfactory completion of both the written and oral segments, students enroll in dissertation hours and begin their research project.
Dr. Bill Flora
524 Warf Pickel Hall
P.O. Box 70550
Johnson City, TN 37614