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