Off-Campus M.Ed., Ed.S., & Ed.D. Programs

Hybrid Format or Online • 5 Tennessee Locations

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Ysobel Schmidt

Ysobel Schmidt
(800) 956-8903 or email


You have just taken the first step toward obtaining your Master's Degree at Carson-Newman University, one of the most popular cohort programs in Tennessee.

I am committed to helping you through the application process. I can be reached at (800) 956-8903 or Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Please do not hesitate to contact me directly as it is my job to help you in any way that I can.

Getting Started

By clicking the NEXT button below, you will be taken to our Student Information Packet. This link contains detailed information about the programs including our step-by-step admission process, program requirements, and course descriptions.

You are now ready to start the application process. Please keep in mind I am here to help you, feel free to call or email with any questions you may have.

Welcome to Carson-Newman University!

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Discounted Tuition

$157 Per Month

if using financial aid*

Ysobel Schmidt

Ysobel Schmidt
(800) 956-8903 or email

Financial Aid & Pay-As-You-Go Plans

There are 2 ways to pay for Carson-Newman University’s cohort Master’s Programs; Financial Aid or a "Pay-As-You-Go Plan.”

My team and I are here to help you with this. This part of the process can often be confusing for students. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding this. I can be reached at (800) 956-8903.

The majority of our students use financial aid to pay for the program. While many students mistakenly think that they won’t qualify for financial aid, there are Stafford Loans available that are not based on need.

I have included step by step directions below regarding applying for financial aid and how to enroll in a pay-as-you-go plan.

Financial Aid Pay As You Go Plan


Earn Your Master's Degree

In your area one night a week OR online.

Master's Programs Offered:

Principal License with Master's
Earn your Beginning Administrative License (ILL-B)

Reading License with Master's
Become a PreK-12 Reading Specialist

Special Education with Master's
Earn K-12 Special Education Endorsement

Curriculum & Instruction Master's
Become a better classroom teacher

Coaching Master's
Develop skills for coaching and athletic administration

English as a Second Language
Earn K-12 ESL Endorsement

Post-Graduate Programs Offered (online only):

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) w/ Administrative Leadership Concentration

Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) w/ Curriculum & Instruction Concentration

Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) w/ Administrative Leadership Concentration

Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) w/ Curriculum & Instruction Concentration


Want to learn more about these programs and how to apply?
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Face-to-Face Classes Conducted In or Near Your School

Class Locations:

  • Nashville
  • Murfreesboro
  • Knoxville
  • Franklin
  • Gallatin
  • Online

Master's Program Highlights

  • Face-to-face classes meet one night per week, same night for the entire program
  • No weekend classes
  • Accelerated hybrid format – can be completed in as little as 20 months
  • Finish one course every 8 weeks
  • Course make-up options available if scheduling conflicts occur
  • No thesis required, action research project in lieu of thesis
  • Online format available

Affordable Tuition for Teachers

  • Financial aid, Stafford Loans & "pay as you go" plans available
  • Student loan payments may be deferred until program completion
  • Teacher Loan Forgiveness of up to $5,000 is available for teachers who teach for five years in low-income schools and meet other requirements
  • TEACH Grant Program provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who are completing coursework towards certain high-need fields

Accredited Quality Programs

  • Carson-Newman University is a non-profit university that is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ed. Specialist and Doctoral degrees
  • Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  • Approved by the State Board of Education of Tennessee


Ysobel Schmidt

Ysobel Schmidt
(800) 956-8903 or email

*The repayment example set forth above is for illustrative purposes only and was calculated based on a standard amortization Federal Stafford Loan assuming a loan amount of $14,040 a payment term of 10 years and a fixed interest rate equal to 6.21%. Loan amount of $14,040 is based on the total tuition price for the Educational Leadership Master’s Program for the 2014-2015 school year. Your total loan amount may vary based on program selection. The loan calculator used in this example is available at It is your responsibility to verify your eligibility by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid at All loans are subject to federal student aid guidelines. The actual interest rate may change periodically based on federal regulations. If you elect to defer payments until graduation, loan interest may accrue during deferment.


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