Program Highlights & Benefits
Hybrid or 100% online cohorts
Can be obtained in as little as five semesters
Typically, in fall and spring semesters, one course is completed every eight weeks; in summer, two to four courses are taken depending upon the program.
Prepare for leadership roles in PreK-12 schools and districts
The MEd in Educational Leadership is designed for teachers seeking leadership roles in PreK-12 schools. To become eligible for administrative licensure, at least two years of licensed TN teaching experience in a PreK-12 classroom is required, along with present employment in a Tennessee school. (See Administrative License Specialization program for more details on the license.)
- Develop extensive knowledge of governance and change within educational and other societal institutions
- Foster and maintain relationships within the school, and with the district, parents, and community members to support student achievement
- Complete coursework regarding School Management, Financial Planning, and Leadership Foundations
Formatting to Accommodate the Busy Lifestyles of Educators:
Students in our blended cohorts take three to four of the core courses for the degree in a face-to-face format. These courses meet one night per week, from 4:45 to 8:45 p.m., while the remaining courses for the degree are completed online. These online courses do not require face-to-face class meetings; students log-in regularly to complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and engage in group activities. During the Fall and Spring terms, students typically finish one course every 8 weeks. During the summertime, students complete up to four courses. All courses taken in the Summer terms are online. Following this schedule, candidates complete the degree in approximately 5 semesters.
Students in our online cohorts take all courses for the degree in a completely online format. These courses do not include face-to-face class meetings; students log-in regularly to complete assignments, participate in online discussions, and engage in group activities. During the Fall and Spring terms, students typically finish one course every 8 weeks. During the summertime, students complete up to four courses. All courses taken in the Summer are online. Following this schedule, candidates complete the degree in approximately five semesters.
Graduates are eligible to market themselves for leadership roles in PreK-12 schools and districts.
|EDUC 561||Effective Home, School, and Community Relations||3|
|EDUC 630||Educational Research||3|
|EDUC 635||Integrating Research and Learning||3|
|EDUC 638*||Foundations of Leadership||3|
|Techniques for Inclusion|
Language and Culture
|EDUC 527*||School Safety and Security||3|
|EDUC 575*||Administrator Field Experience||3|
|EDUC 670*||Legal and Ethical Issues||3|
|EDUC 671||Curriculum & Instructional Strategies||3|
|EDUC 672*||Evaluation for Continuous Improvement||3|
|EDUC 673*||Management of the School||3|
|EDUC 674*||Professional Learning Community||3|
|Total for Degree:||36|
The degree requirements listed above are tentative and are subject to change. This is not an official class schedule.
Courses with an asterisk are the 21 credits required towards Principal Licensure.