Jul 11, 2020
General Program Information
Graduate School Contact:
Marc Tucker; firstname.lastname@example.org; (423) 439-6590
Virginia Foley, Ed.D., Graduate Coordinator
502 Warf-Pickel Hall
Faculty: William Flora; Virginia Foley; Pamela Scott.
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 and other organizations/agencies that offer educational programs and services. Programs in the department are approved by the Tennessee Department of Education. Student programs are designed to develop educational leaders through the study and practical application of educational foundations, theory, research, and field work.
Program Admission Requirements
Applications for admission to the School of Graduate Studies and to the Ed.S. program may be obtained by contacting the office of the School of Graduate Studies. All students must submit a resume as part of their application.
An applicant seeking admission to the specialist in education degree must hold a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. The following must be submitted before an applicant will be considered for admission:
- Nonrefundable application fee.
- A completed application form.
- One official transcript from each undergraduate or graduate institution attended, except previous coursework taken at ETSU. Applications will not be considered without all transcripts.
- A personal essay.
- Four (4) letters of recommendation.
- All students must submit a resume as part of their application.
- Those applying to the Administrative Endorsement concentration must also submit a copy of their teaching certificate(s).
Educational Leadership, Ed.S.
Students admitted to this concentration are members of a cohort with a planned sequence of courses comprised of six credits each fall, spring, and summer semester.
Field-based experiences will be required in a number of courses. Students enrolled in the Ed.S. program will be required to complete a major field project that results in a culminating experience such as the completion and presentation of an action research project, an evaluation project, or an in-depth study of a contemporary issue or practice in education. ELPA 6220 - Specialist Seminar will provide a framework for the culminating experience. This seminar should not be taken before at least 24 credits have been completed in the Ed.S. program.
Educational Leadership, Ed.S. Degree Requirements: 31 credits
Educational Leadership, Ed.S. Core Requirements: 7 credits
Administration Endorsement Concentration: 24 credits
In order to meet licensure requirements, students in this concentration are also required to take ELPA 6500 and ELPA 6600 .