Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Educational Leadership

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$167/mo

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Hybrid or 100% Online 36 major credits * 20 Months
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Program Highlights & Benefits

Hybrid or 100% online cohorts

Can be obtained in as little as five semesters

One course completed every eight weeks

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 three years of licensed TN teaching experience in a PreK-12 classroom is required, along with present employment in a Tennessee school.

Candidates will:

  • Pass the School Leaders Licensure Assessment Praxis Exam
  • 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 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. will take the remaining courses for the degree online. These 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 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 18 months.

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 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 18 months.

Career Outcomes:

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

Degree Requirements

NumberTitleHours
EDUC 638*Foundations of Leadership3
EDUC 561Effective Home, School, and Community Relations3
EDUC 672*Evaluation for Continuous Improvement3
EDUC 673*Management of the School3
EDUC 674*Professional Learning Community3
EDUC 630Educational Research3
EDUC 670*Legal and Ethical Issues3

SPED 524
OR
TESL 565

Techniques for Inclusion
OR
Language and Culture

3
EDUC 635Integrating Research and Learning3
EDUC 527*School Safety and Security3
EDUC 671Curriculum & Instructional Strategies3
EDUC 575*Practicum/Internship3
 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.