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Application requirements are different for each program and concentration.  Please refer to the appropriate program below:


Principal Licensure applicants: M.Ed. School Leadership/Principal Licensure, Certificate in School Leadership and Ed.S./PL 
The application process is a two-step process. Interested candidates must first apply to and be accepted by the UTC Graduate School. Applications to the Graduate School are due in June fall admission. See the Graduate School calendar for specific deadlines. To apply to the UTC Graduate School, click here.


Candidates then need to submit a portfolio and participate in an interview for admission to the School Leadership/Principal Licensure program. Specific requirements are listed here Portfolio Checklist.  Please be sure to note that the State of TN requires a teaching license and three successful years of teaching experience prior to application to either of these programs. Portfolios will be due to the coordinator’s office on the same day that the Graduate School application is due to the Graduate School Office.  A WORD (.doc) copy of the recommendation form is here: Recommendation Form.


M.Ed. School Leadership/Teacher Leadership applicants also begin the process with an application to the Graduate School. Applications to the Graduate School are due in June for fall admission. See the Graduate School calendar for specific deadlines. Candidates then need to apply to the School Leadership program by submitting two letters of recommendation, a resume, and a leadership essay. The letters of recommendation do not have to be on a specific form but must address the candidate’s potential as a teacher leader and affirm that s/he has in the past and is likely to continue to meet the professional fitness expectations of the program.  These materials are due to the program coordinator’s office on June 14. An interview will be required and set up after the application is complete.A teaching license and three successful years of teaching experience are not required prior to application to this concentration but current employment as a teacher is strongly recommended.

M.Ed. School Leadership/Reading Specialist applicants also begin the process with an application to the Graduate School. Applications to the Graduate School are due in June for fall admission. See the Graduate School calendar for specific deadlines. Candidates then need to apply to the School Leadership program by submitting evidence of valid teaching license and teaching experience. A photocopy of a valid teaching license and indication of current or past employment as a teacher should be submitted to the program coordinator. These materials are due to the program coordinator’s office on June 14. Applications for other semesters are accepted on a rolling admission basis.

 

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