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Master of Science in Education in Instructional Leadership

205 Gooch Hall

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7128

Fx:

(731) 881-7975

Em:

Laurie Green,





Coordinator, Education Graduate




Student Services


Master of Science in Education in Instructional Leadership

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Upon completion of the MS in Instructional Leadership, your skills will be sharpened to play a pivotal role in a student’s education and be prepared to face the challenges of employment as an educational administrator.

 

You can expect to learn topics, such as, law, policy and ethics in educational settings, personnel management, school finance and budget management, school-wide behavior management and much more to prepare you to lead both students and faculty members.

Program Highlights:

  • Online coursework with one mandatory Saturday on-campus seminar
  • NO GRE Required
  • Complete the program in as little as 12 months.
  • 7 week courses
  • 30 credit hours
  • $572 a credit hour (Spring 2018 tuition rates)
  • Transfer Credits accepted

Credits

30 hours

Enrollment

Full or part time

Format

Online*

Duration

3-6 Semesters

Tuition

$572 credit hour

Semester of Entry

Fall or Spring

 

 

*Online coursework with one mandatory Saturday on-campus residency.

Potential Occupations

  • Principal
  • Assistant Principal
  • Supervisor
  • Facilitator

Program of Study

EDLD 710 Introduction to Supervising and Leading Educational Change - 3 Credit Hours

EDLD 760 Law, Policy and Ethics in the Educational Setting - 3 Credit Hours

EDLD 755 Equitable and Culturally Responsive Practices - 3 Credit Hours

EDLD 745 Measurement & Decision Making - 3 Credit Hours

EDLD 715 Personnel Management and Professional Development - 3 Credit Hours

EDLD 750 School Finance & Business Management - 3 Credit Hours

READ 700 Foundations of Literacy Development - 3 Credit Hours

EDLD 775 School-wide Behavior Management - 3 Credit Hours

EDLD 730 School & Community Relations - 3 Credit Hours

EDLD 780 Clinical Supervision - 3 Credit Hours

 

Total Minimum hours required for M.S. Degree - 30

Instructional Leadership Endorsement Option

For additional information on the Instructional Leadership Endorsement Option, click here

Why UTM?

We greatly value our relationships with our students and it is our goal to foster a sense of community between our students, faculty, and community partners. This begins with the first contact between advisor and student. Your advisor is the person who will work with you to understand all of the requirements of the program, help you develop your plan of study, answer questions about registration, and guide you toward your career goal. This is an important relationship that we hope will make you feel more comfortable in our program as well as provide you with information. The advisor- student connection is vital in your personal and professional development. As faculty members, we enjoy this time we spend getting to know and mentor you. Our hope is that you continue to feel a part of our program even after you graduate, keeping us up to date on your personal and professional milestones.

 

To further promote our sense of community we have established a Facebook group page for current students and alumni. When you are accepted into the program you will be sent an invitation via email to join our Facebook group and we hope you will accept. On this site we post news about the program, important information about the profession of counseling, and share updates about students and alumni. We hope those of you still on Facebook will accept our invitation!

 

 

 

Admission Requirements

All applicants for Educational Leadership (degree-seeking, non-degree, or endorsement) must also submit the following documents (items 1-9) for review and recommendation from the Educational Leadership (EDLD) Program Admission Committee.

  1. GPA requirement
    • Cum GPA—a 2.50 cumulative GPA on all work attempted prior to completion of the baccalaureate degree, or
    • SrYr GPA—a 3.00 GPA on the last 30 semester hours attempted in the baccalaureate degree (all work will be computed for the number of semesters necessary to total the last 30 semester hours), or
    • a 3.00 GPA on the SrYr plus any post-baccalaureate upper-division and/or graduate courses. (Any courses included in the SrYr calculation may be repeated to raise the GPA to 3.00).
  2. $30 Application Fee
  3. Personal statement of career goals and how the preparation program would assist the candidate in reaching stated goals. Be sure to address the following: Why are you interested in a principal licensure program? What are your hopes and dreams as a potential instructional leader? What do you hope to learn as a result of this program? How have you demonstrated leadership in coaching other teachers to raise student achievement? Admission Reqts for College of Education, Health, & Behavioral Sciences 529 Graduate Catalog
  4. Current resumé.
  5. The Applicant Recommendation Form must be completed and submitted by principal/superintendent and/or former principal/superintendent. The form is available on the Education Graduate Program webpage (http://www.utm.edu/departments/edgrad/forms.php).
  6. Copy of current teaching license.
  7. Verification of education working experience. Three years of successful education working experience prior to starting the program are required.
  8. Signed complete copy of most recent performance appraisal.
  9. Current professional development plan.
  10. Two letters of recommendation. (Note: Letters of recommendation must be from anyone who is familiar with your education working experience. Both letters must address your leadership and management potential in instructional leadership as well as your ability to improve student achievement.)

Admission is dependent upon submission of these documents and a positive review by the Program Admission Committee. All required admission documents must be submitted to the Graduate Studies office.

 

Office of Graduate Studies
227 Administration Building
Martin, TN 38238
graduatestudies@utm.edu

 

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Contact Us

Our office is available to provide more information on the program, admission requirements, student life, and anything else you’re wondering about.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Amanda Batts

Dr. Amanda Batts

Instructional Leadership Faculty Coordinator

instructionalleadership@utm.edu

(731) 881-7224

 

Laurie Green

Laurie Green

Coordinator, Education Graduate Student Services Coordinator

lgreen14@utm.edu

(731) 881-7128

 

 

 

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205 Gooch Hall

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7128

Fx:

(731) 881-7975

Em:

Laurie Green,





Coordinator, Education Graduate




Student Services


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