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2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, M.Ed. (Teacher Leadership Concentration) (available online)

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General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:

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

Terence Hicks, Ph.D., Ed.D., Dean of the Clemmer College of Education

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

Donald Good, Ed.D., Department Chair

514 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70550
(423) 439-7621
e-mail: gooddw@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, Administrative Endorsement

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


Bethany Flora; William Flora; Virginia Foley; Catherine H. Glascock; Don Good; Hal Knight; 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.

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 for program: 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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