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    East Tennessee State University
   
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, M.Ed. (available online)


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General Program Information


Graduate School Contact:

Cindy Hill; hillcc@etsu.edu; 423-439-6590

Hal Knight, Ph.D., Dean of the Clemmer College of Education

319 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70685
(423) 439-7616
e-mail: knighth@etsu.edu

Pam Scott, Ed.D., Department Chair

506 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70550
(423) 439-7618
e-mail: scottp@etsu.edu

Janna Scarborough, Ph.D., Graduate Coordinator, Counselor Leadership

301A Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70548
(423) 439-4191
e-mail: scarboro@etsu.edu

Virginia Foley, Ed.D., Graduate Coordinator, Teacher Leadership

502 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70550
(423) 439-7615
e-mail: foleyv@etsu.edu

Eric Glover, Ed.D., Graduate Coordinator, Administrative Endorsement

501B Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70550
(423) 439-7566
e-mail: glovere@etsu.edu

Jim Lampley, Ed.D., Graduate Coordinator, Postsecondary and Private Sector Leadership

504 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70550
(423) 439-7619
e-mail: lampley@etsu.edu

William Flora, Ed.D., Graduate Coordinator, School Leadership

524 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70550
(423) 439-7617
e-mail: floraw@etsu.edu

Faculty:

Bethany Flora; William Flora; Virginia Foley; Catherine H. Glascock; Don Good; Hal Knight; Eric Glover; James Lampley; Jasmine Renner; Pam Scott; Terry Tollefson.

The Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis has as its primary purpose the graduate preparation of individuals who will serve as educational leaders in K-12 schools, community/technical colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and other organizations/agencies that offer educational programs and services. Programs in the department are approved by the Tennessee Department of Education. Programs leading to licensure are also approved by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Student programs are individually designed to develop educational leaders through the study and practical application of educational foundations, theory, research, and field work.

Three degree programs are offered in the department, each of which has a unique emphasis: (1) doctor of education degree (Ed.D.) involving advanced study in educational leadership that culminates in the completion of a doctoral dissertation in the field of educational leadership, (2) specialist in education degree (Ed. S.) that provides advanced preparation in educational leadership, and (3) master’s degree (M. Ed.) program in educational leadership.

Concentrations:


  • School Administration and Leadership
  • Student Personnel Leadership
  • Teacher Leadership

Master of Education (School Administration and Leadership)


Program Admission Requirements


The purpose of the School Administration and Leadership concentration is the development of principals, assistant principals, and school district office leaders. It leads to Instructional Leadership Licensure – Beginning (ILL-B) from the Tennessee Department of Education.

  1. Individuals applying to the master’s degree program in educational leadership must meet the general requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies, transfer of credit, and time limitations specified in the front section of this catalog. In addition, applicants must meet the specific requirements for admission to the department identified in this catalog.

  2. The applicant must have completed a minimum of three years of successful teaching experience P12 prior to admission.

  3. Applicants for admission to programs leading to a master’s degree must show a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or an upper level GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. GPAs in professional education, psychology, and major field of study, calculated individually, must also be above 2.75. All exceptions to the 2.75 GPA for admissions must be approved on appeal.

  4. Applicants may apply at any time during the year, although admission decisions will be made in the semester prior to the start of a new cohort group. This requires an October 1 application deadline for programs beginning in January, February 1 application deadline for programs beginning in May, and a May 1 application deadline for programs beginning in August.

Applicants must be admitted to the master’s degree program to receive credit toward the degree. Applicants for admission must demonstrate the ability to achieve Tennessee standards for administrative endorsements before being granted consideration for recommendation for public school certification. Prior to being admitted, applicants must also submit:

  1. a letter of support from the applicant’s superintendent or other comparable supervisor;

  2. three (3) additional letters of recommendation;

  3. a current résumé and license;

  4. a copy of their teaching license.

Applicants will also be asked to participate in a personal interview.

Concentration Requirements


Cohort—All students in the Master of Education program in educational leadership will move through the degree program as part of a cohort group. Cohort students will begin the program in the same semester and continue through the program with the same group, taking one 6-hour credit course each succeeding semester until the program is completed. Applicants should contact the graduate coordinator of the ELPA master’s degree program for information about when a new cohort program will be starting.

Required Coursework—Graduate students admitted to the master’s degree program in educational leadership begin their program completing ELPA 5100 :Interpersonal Relations. The required sequence of courses has been approved by the Tennessee Department of Education as meeting requirements for Beginning Administrator Endorsement.

Total Required Coursework: 37 Credit Hours


Additional Information:


Portfolio Development—While in the program students will develop a professional portfolio, the presentation and committee review of which will serve as a culminating experience. Development of the portfolio provides each student with opportunities for reflection and self-evaluation. The portfolio also serves to spotlight skills and accomplishments that will be of interest to future employers. Specific information on the required elements for the portfolio may be obtained from the Graduate Coordinator.

Internship—Students in the master’s degree program in School Administration and Leadership complete an extensive internship under the direction of an approved mentor. The purpose of the internship is to engage in substantial practical application of the knowledge and theory generated in each course. This internship extends through the duration of the program.

Performance Assessment—Students in the master’s degree program in educational leadership will be engaged in assessments that are based on the NCATE and Tennessee standards underlying the thematic core curriculum. These assessments will include written examinations, videotaped performances, materials development, research projects, internship performance, and oral presentations.

Instructional Leadership License—Beginning—The applicant for beginning administrator must have completed the approved master’s degree program in educational leadership. The applicant must successfully pass the examination required by the Tennessee Department of Education.

Master of Education (Student Personnel Leadership)


Program Admission Requirements


The purpose of the Student Personnel Leadership concentration is to respond to the ever-increasing need for providing new leaders and improving skills of existing leadership in entry to mid-level staff in two- and four-year institutions of higher education.

  1. Individuals applying to the Student Personnel Leadership master’s degree program in educational leadership must meet the general requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies, transfer of credit, and time limitations specified in the front section of this catalog. In addition, applicants must meet the specific requirements for admission to the department identified in this catalog.

  2. Applicants for admission to programs leading to a master’s degree must show a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or an upper level GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. GPAs in major field of study, calculated individually, must also be above 2.75. All exceptions to the 2.75 GPA for admissions must be approved on appeal.

  3. Applicants may apply at any time during the year, although admission decisions will be made in the semester prior to the start of a new cohort group. This requires a November 1 application deadline for programs beginning in January, a March 1 application deadline for programs beginning in May, and a June 1 application deadline for programs beginning in August.

Prior to being admitted, applicants must submit:

  1. a completed ETSU application; to include three (3) letters of recommendation,

  2. a current resume, and

  3. all prior college transcripts.

Applicants will also be asked to participate in a personal interview.

Cohort—
All students in the Master of Education program in educational leadership will move through the degree program as part of a cohort group. Cohort students will begin the program in the same semester and continue through the program with the same group, taking two 3-hour credit courses each semester, except for two 6-hour courses, until the program is completed. Applicants should contact the graduate coordinator of the Student Personnel Leadership concentration of the ETSU master’s degree program for information about when a new cohort program will begin.

Total Required Coursework: 36 Credit Hours


Master of Education (Teacher Leadership)


Program Admission Requirements


The purpose of the concentration in Teacher Leadership (P-12) is to respond to the changes in administrative licensure in Tennessee. With the changing responsibilities of school administrators, more emphasis is being placed on teachers as leaders. There is increasing demand for teachers to serve as curriculum coaches, coaching other teachers. National Teacher Leader Standards have been developed and these standards were used in the development of this concentration.

  1. Individuals applying to the Teacher Leadership master’s degree program in educational leadership must meet the general requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies, transfer of credit, and time limitations specified in the front section of this catalog. In addition, applicants must meet the specific requirements for admission to the department identified in this catalog.

  2. Applicants must have a current teaching license. Applicants for admission to programs leading to a master’s degree must show a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or an upper level GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. GPAs in major field of study, calculated individually, must also be above 2.75. All exceptions to the 2.75 GPA for admissions must be approved on appeal.

  3. Applicants may apply at any time during the year, although admission decisions will be made in the semester prior to the start of a new cohort group. This requires a November 1 application deadline for programs beginning in January, a March 1 application deadline for programs beginning in May, and a June 1 application deadline for programs beginning in August.

Prior to being admitted, applicants must submit:

  1. a completed ETSU application; to include three (3) letters of recommendation,

  2. a current resume, and

  3. all prior college transcripts.

Applicants will also be asked to participate in a personal interview.

Concentration Requirements


Cohort—All students in the Master of Education program in educational leadership will move through the degree program as part of a cohort group. Cohort students will begin the program in the same semester and continue through the program with the same group, taking six credits each semester, including summers, until the program is completed. Applicants should contact the graduate coordinator of the Teacher Leadership concentration of the ETSU master’s degree program for information about when a new cohort program will begin.

Total Required Coursework: 37 Credit Hours


Additional Information:


This degree is designed for individuals currently employed as teachers. Teacher Leadership is for practitioners and application is required in most courses.

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