M.Ed. School Leadership: Principal Licensure
The M.Ed. School Leadership/Principal Licensure has been approved as a principal preparation program by the TN State Department of Education. Approval in Georgia is pending. This is an excellent program which strives to prepare teachers for a future career as a school principal, curriculum leader or other supervisor.
- A teaching certificate and three successful years teaching experience are required by the State for admission to principal licensure programs.
- The program can be completed in as few as 5 semesters and requires 33 graduate credits.
- Students typically progress through the program as a cohort, with new cohorts beginning every August. Admission will be considered for spring and summer terms, however, core courses are only offered once a year.
- Courses are fully aligned with the TN Instructional Leadership Standards (2009).
- Most courses are delivered in a ‘hybrid’ format, meaning some face to face and some on-line instruction.
- A field experience requirement of approximately 450 hours is required and is completed over the duration of the program.
Required courses are as follows:
EDAS 5010: Methods of Educational Research 3cr
EDAS 5630: School Law 3cr
EDAS 5710: Leadership for School Improvement 3cr
EDAS 5730: School Culture and Climate 3cr
EDAS 5740: Curriculum Leadership 3cr
EDAS 5750: Instructional Leadership and Assessment 3cr
EDAS 5760: Development of Human Capital in Schools 3cr
EDAS 5770: Management of the School 3cr
EDAS 5810: Ethics, Advocacy and Advanced Law 3cr
EDAS 5820: Practicum in School Leadership 3cr
EDAS 5900: Capstone 3crA passing score on the State exam (SLLA) is required as a condition of graduation