Jul 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Graduate Catalog

Educational Leadership, Ed.S. (Administration Endorsement Concentration) (Online)

General Program Information

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

Faculty: Ginger Christian; 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.

Educational Leadership, Ed.S. Degree Requirements: 30 credits

Core Requirements 6 credits
Concentration 24 credits
TOTAL 30 credits

Educational Leadership, Ed.S. Core Requirements: 6 credits


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