M.Ed. concentration in Teacher Leadership offered

ETSU Amphitheatre

JOHNSON CITY (March 7, 2013) – A new cohort is forming in downtown Kingsport for East Tennessee State University's Master of Education in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Teacher Leadership, with half of each course available online.

An information meeting regarding this cohort will be held Tuesday, March 19, at 4:30 p.m. at ETSU at Kingsport Downtown, located at the Regional Center for Applied Technology, 222 W. Main St.

A hybrid format for course delivery – with at least 50 percent of each course offered online and a maximum of six face-to-face meetings per course on Saturdays – was developed with input from current teachers.

“This new cohort is a ‘win-win’ for the convenience of regional teachers and for growth at ETSU at Kingsport Downtown,” said Dr. Virginia Foley, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) and program coordinator of Teacher Leadership in ETSU’s Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education.  “The Teacher Leadership program is designed to help educators get to the heart of leadership and realize the influence they have each day through their roles as teachers.

“The purpose of the concentration in Teacher Leadership, preschool through 12th grade, is to respond to the changes in administrative licensure in Tennessee.  ETSU faculty members consulted licensed teachers and developed the program format for the needs of working educators in Northeast Tennessee, Southwest Virginia and Southeast Kentucky.”

In the Teacher Leadership cohort, students will begin taking classes as a group and progress through the program together, forming a supportive professional network.  Cohort members will take 37 semester hours of credit over six semesters.

For more information or special assistance for those with disabilities, contact Foley at (423) 439-7615 or

direct edit