The Ed.D. concentration in Administrative Endorsement prepares candidates for licensure as a school principal, specifically the Instructional Leader License-Beginning (ILL-B). This qualifies graduates to serve as school principals, assistant principals, and supervisors in various capacities. Graduates will exit the program with knowledge of leadership, change theory, school law, curriculum development, data analysis, and strategic planning. Successful completion of this program, a minimum of three years successful teaching experience, and the state required assessment lead to the Tennessee Instructional Leader-Beginning license. Candidates who apply to the Ed.D. can earn the Ed.S. enroute to the Ed.D.