Masters of Education Non-Licensure


Major Instructional Leadership
Degree Master of Education (M.Ed.)
Concentration Instructional Leadership (Non-Licensure)



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. 

Applicants for the Non-licensure or Career and Technical Education Concentrations may be considered for conditional admission with a lower grade point average or MAT/GRE score. Non-licensure applicants whose grade point averages or standardized test scores are below those normally expected for admission, which may result in their admission being denied, may be given further consideration for admission to the M.Ed. program if the student provides the following: (a) an acceptable work record (a resume or curriculum vita), (b) three written recommendations indicating probable success in the program, and (c) a writing sample that will be scheduled through the department.

The student must remove conditional status in the first nine hours of graduate courses; failure to do so will result in dismissal from the program. 

All application materials must be submitted to the Graduate School by the deadlines below:

Fall Admission

  Open Enrollment

Spring Admission

  Open Enrollment

Summer Admission

  Open Enrollment

Program of Study

This curriculum is for those who do not intend to apply to the State of Tennessee for a principal license.

General Education Core- 15 Hours   

EDAD 5020       

Philosophy & Introduction to Educational Administration

EDAD 5030       

Instructional Leadership                              

EDAD 5200                                        

Human Resource Management                                       

EDAD 5640       

Social Political Issues                                 

EDAD 5050                            

Educational Law                                                            


Major Concentration – 18 hours

EDAD 5110 

Educational Research for Practitioners                                         

EDAD 5180       

Principles and Techniques for Teaching Adults                             

EDAD 5420       

Community Organization                                                      

EDAD 5720       

School Finance                                                              

EDAD XXXX              


EDAD XXXX       



Total Degree Requirement: 33 hours

*Please see your advisor before registering for courses. Programs of study may vary dependent upon individual date of admission.


Candidates for the M.Ed. degree must take a minimum of 33 hours of course work, pass the comprehensive examinations in the field of general education and educational administration.  The program of study must be completed after nine (9) hours of coursework. All candidates must meet with their advisor prior to registration each semester.  Courses must be taken in order as determined by program requirements. All students must complete a Comprehensive Examination Application one semester prior to their intended examination date.  All applications must be approved by your academic advisor.  All examination dates can be located on the Graduate School Academic Calendar.

For More Information Contact:  Dr. Twianie Roberts, (615) 963-2299, 


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