Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Majoring in Administration & Supervision?
MAJOR: ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION
with or without Instructional Leadership licensure
DEGREE: Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Admission to the program requires the applicant to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university, an undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or better on a 4.0 scale, and a composite score of at least 870 on the verbal, quantitative, and subject portions of the Graduate Record Examination or a score of 370 on the Miller Analogies Test. All applicants must submit test scores at the time of application.
The admissions committee will review and evaluate the entire academic and professional record in making the admission decision. Consideration will be given to (a) previous graduate GPA when the student has nine (9) or more graduate hours; (b) GRE or MAT scores; (c) a letter of recommendation on official employment letterhead; (d) a minimum of three years of work experience in the schools; (e) an acceptable score on an interview; (f) an acceptable score on a writing sample; and, g) acceptable score on in-basket exercises to be scheduled through the department. A Portfolio is required as part of the admissions process. The department will send the instructions for the portfolio upon receipt of your application in the department. The criteria listed above will be evaluated to determine the applicant’s overall potential for success in the program as compared to other applicants in the admissions cycle. There are no conditional admissions.
Each student must be interviewed by a committee of professional administrators prior to admission to the program. Each student must inform his or her advisor early in the program that Principal/Supervisor licensure is being sought. All candidates must complete and successful defend a required Action Research Project.
* All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate School by the deadlines below.
Fall: July 1 Spring: November 1 Summer: April 1
Candidates wishing to transfer credit(s) toward the M.Ed. program may transfer a maximum of twelve (12) graduate credit hours from an accredited institution for courses that correspond to program/state requirements.
Candidates for the M.Ed. degree must take a minimum of 33 hours of course work and pass comprehensive examinations in the field of general education and educational administration. Substitutions may be made only with the recommendation of the advisor
and program coordinator. Candidates must see their advisor each semester prior to registration. An action based research project must be developed and successfully presented before a professional panel as part of the requirements for an Instructional Leadership license in Tennessee
For More Information
Dr. Trinetia Respress
Office: 103-A Clay Hall
Phone: (615) 963-5450