Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Educational Leadership

Affordable Tuition

$153/mo

*if using financial aid

How to Pay
Hybrid or 100% Online 36 major credits * 20 Months
Next Available MEd Cohorts Set to Begin this January
Our Students Have a 100% Pass Rate on Licensure Exams
Financial Aid Update: Interest rates DECREASE from 6.08% to 4.3% for the 2020-2021 school year!

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

Degree Intentions:

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.)

Candidates will:

  • 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.

Career Outcomes:

Graduates are eligible to market themselves for leadership roles in PreK-12 schools and districts.

Degree Requirements

NumberTitleHours
EDUC 561Effective Home, School, and Community Relations3
EDUC 630Educational Research3
EDUC 635Integrating Research and Learning3
EDUC 638*Foundations of Leadership3
SPED 524
OR
TESL 565
Techniques for Inclusion
OR
Language and Culture
3
EDUC 527*School Safety and Security3
EDUC 575*Administrator Field Experience3
EDUC 670*Legal and Ethical Issues3
EDUC 671Curriculum & Instructional Strategies3
EDUC 672*Evaluation for Continuous Improvement3
EDUC 673*Management of the School3
EDUC 674*Professional Learning Community3
 Total for Degree:36
Please Note:

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.