Jun 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Leadership, Ed.S. (Administration Endorsement Concentration) (available online)

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General Program Information

Virginia Foley, Ed.D., Graduate Coordinator
502 Warf-Pickel Hall
Box 70550
(423) 439-7615
e-mail: foleyv@etsu.edu

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

In addition to the requirements for admission to the School of Graduate Studies, this program requires

  1. A personal essay in which the applicant discusses interest in the program and career goals
  2. Four (4) letters of recommendation, including a superintendent or comparable supervisor
  3. Current resume
  4. Minimum of three years of successful teaching experience in P12
  5. Copy of valid teaching license(s)

All applicants who have submitted required documentation will be interviewed.

The GPA for the applicant will be considered in context of the overall cohort (admitted students’ average) GPA average that must meet or exceed the accrediting body’s (CAEP) minimum of 3.0.

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 Experience

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

Core Requirements 7 credits
Concentration 24 credits
TOTAL 31 credits


In order to meet licensure requirements, students in this concentration are also required to take ELPA 6500  and ELPA 6600 .

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