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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

3cr

 

A passing score on the State exam (SLLA) is required as a condition of graduation
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