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Educational Leadership - School Administration and Leadership

ETSU Online Master of Education Degree

Master of Education in Educational Leadership
School Administration and Leadership Concentration


School Administration and Leadership Concentration, M.Ed. Program Overview

The online Master of Education in Educational Leadership degree program prepares the individuals who will serve as educational leaders in K-12 schools, community/technical colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and other organizations/agencies that offer educational programs and services.

The program is approved by the Tennessee Department of Education. Programs leading to licensure are also approved by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Student programs are individually designed to develop educational leaders through the study and practical application of educational foundations, theory, research, and field work. The purpose of the School Administration and Leadership concentration is the development of principals, assistant principals, and school district office leaders. It leads to Instructional Leadership Licensure - Beginning (ILL-B) from the Tennessee Department of Education.

Admission

The purpose of the School Administration and Leadership concentration is the development of principals, assistant principals, and school district office leaders. It leads to Instructional Leadership Licensure - Beginning (ILL-B) from the Tennessee Department of Education.

  1. Individuals applying to the master’s degree program in educational leadership must meet the general requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies, transfer of credit, and time limitations specified in the front section of the School of Graduate Studies catalog. In addition, applicants must meet the specific requirements for admission to the department overseeing this program.

  2. The applicant must have completed a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience P12 prior to admission.

  3. Applicants for admission to programs leading to a master’s degree must show a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or an upper level GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. GPAs in professional education, psychology, and major field of study, calculated individually, must also be above 2.75. All exceptions to the 2.75 GPA for admissions must be approved on appeal.

  4. Applicants may apply at any time during the year, although admission decisions will be made in the semester prior to the start of a new cohort group. This requires an October 1 application deadline for programs beginning in January, February 1 application deadline for programs beginning in May, and a May 1 application deadline for programs beginning in August.

Applicants must be admitted to the master’s degree program to receive credit toward the degree. Applicants for admission must demonstrate the ability to achieve Tennessee standards for administrative endorsements before being granted consideration for recommendation for public school certification. Prior to being admitted, applicants must also submit:

a. a letter of support from the applicant’s superintendent or other comparable supervisor;

b. three (3) additional letters of recommendation;

c. current résumé and license;

d. a copy of teaching license.

Applicants will also be asked to participate in a personal interview.

Your M.Ed Program

  • ELPA 5100 - Interpersonal Relations (6 credits)
  • ELPA 5200 - Emerging Perspectives Influencing the School (6 credits)
  • ELPA 5300 - Professional Needs of Individuals and Groups (6 credits)
  • ELPA 5400 - Developing Learners Through Instructional Leadership (6 credits)
  • ELPA 5500 - Implementation Strategies: Making It Happen (6 credits)
  • ELPA 5600 - Shaping the Quality and Character of the Institution (6 credits)
  • EDFN 5010 - Interdisciplinary Seminar (1 credit, may be repeated for a total of 3 credits)

Total Required Coursework: 37 Credit Hours

Source: ETSU 2014-2015 Graduate Catalog, Educational Leadership, M.Ed.
School Administration and Leadership Concentration


Tuition

2014-15 ETSU graduate base tuition plus online fees*:

  • $542 per credit hour for in-state students
  • $688 per credit hour for eRate for out-of-state students

*Tuition cost reflected here includes 2014-2015 base tuition and online fees only and does not include RODP courses and programs. Some courses and programs may have additional fees. More information can be found on the University Tuition and Fee Information and the Incidental Fee Information pages.

Students meeting the requirements for Border County residency qualify for in-state tuition rates. 

 

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