Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Educational Leadership, Master of Science (MSEL)

Course Requirements (MSEL)

The Master of Science (MS) degree in Educational Leadership prepares individuals for roles in administration, supervision, and school leadership in K-12 settings. The courses and modules in this degree program are designed to meet standards for the Tennessee Instructional Leadership Licenses in Tennessee. The program leading to the MS degree in Educational Leadership requires a minimum of 31 graduate credit hours. Admission to the program requires two (2) years of successful teaching experience, a current TN teaching license, and 3.0 GPA. Candidates without a 3.0 are required to take the GRE for admission.

Course Requirements for MSEL

LEAD 605Policy Perspectives for Educators

3

LEAD 607/EDFD 607School, Parent and Community Partnerships

3

LEAD 610Exploring School Leadership

3

LEAD 615Strategies for Whole School Renewal

3

LEAD 620Supervision and Teacher Development

3

LEAD 625Managing the Modern School

3

EDFD 640Educational Research

3

EDFD 675Capstone Project

4

LEAD 648/EDFD 606Law for School Leaders

3

LEAD 674Administrative Professional Experience

3

LEAD 661Leadership Practicum I

0

LEAD 662Leadership Practicum II

0

Total Credit Hours:31

Course Requirements for Tennessee Instructional Leadership Licensure Program

(FAST TRACK LEADERSHIP PROGRAM)

The Tennessee Instructional Leadership Licensure program prepares individuals for roles in administration, supervision, and school leadership in K-12 settings. The courses and modules in this licensure program are designed to meet standards for the Beginning Tennessee Instructional Leadership License in Tennessee (ILL-B). The program requires individuals to already possess a master’s degree in education. It requires 18 hours of graduate credit hours. Admission to the program requires two (2) years of successful teaching experience, a current TN teaching license, and 3.0 GPA. Candidates without a 3.0 are required to take the GRE.

Course Requirements for TN Instructional Leadership Licensure

LEAD 605Policy Perspectives for Educators

3

LEAD 610Exploring School Leadership

3

LEAD 615Strategies for Whole School Renewal

3

LEAD 620Supervision and Teacher Development

3

LEAD 625Managing the Modern School

3

LEAD 661Leadership Practicum I

0

LEAD 662Leadership Practicum II

0

LEAD 674Administrative Professional Experience

3

Total Credit Hours:18