Jun 03, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, M.Ed. (Student Personnel Leadership Concentration) (available online)

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General Program Information

Graduate School Contact:
Marc Tucker; tuckermr@etsu.edu; (423) 439-6590

Susan Epps, Ed.D., Graduate Coordinator
512 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70550
(423) 439-7609
e-mail: epps@etsu.edu

Faculty: 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.

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.

Matriculation Limits

The time limit for the master’s degree is six (6) years.

Educational Leadership, M.Ed.

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.

Educational Leadership, M.Ed. Degree Requirements: 36 credits

Core Requirements 36 credits
TOTAL 36 credits

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