M.Ed. Educational Leadership
All students in the Master of Education program in educational leadership will move through the degree program as part of a cohort group. Cohort students will begin the program in the same semester and continue through the program with the same group, taking one 6-hour credit course each succeeding semester until the program is completed.Applicants should contact the graduate coordinator of the ELPA master’s degree program for information about when a new cohort program will be starting. Portfolio Development—While in the program students will develop a professional portfolio, the presentation and committee review of which will serve as a culminating experience. Development of the portfolio provides each student with opportunities for reflection and self-evaluation.The portfolio also serves to spotlight skills and accomplishments that will be of interest to future employers. Specific information on the required elements for the portfolio may be obtained from the Graduate Coordinator.Performance Assessment—Students in the master’s degree program in educational leadership will be engaged in assessments that are based on the domains of competence underlying the thematic core curriculum.These assessments will include written examinations, videotaped performances, materials development, research projects, internship performance, and oral presentations.Beginning Administrator License —The applicant for beginning administrator must have completed the approved master’s degree program in educational leadership. The applicant must successfully pass the examination required by the Tennessee Department of Education.
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