Education Graduate Programs - Educational Leadership
For students seeking a Master’s Degree, the EDLD program includes a 3 hour course in “Models of Instruction and Curriculum Development”, 27 hours of EDLD concentration coursework, and a 3- hour course in Clinical Supervision. Master’s seeking students must successfully take and pass the SLLA Praxis exam, which will serve as the comprehensive examination and fulfill the requirements for a degree.
The EDLD core and concentration course materials are accessible 24/7 using Blackboard Course Ware. The courses have discussion, email, chat, assignments and web-conferencing capability. Students also have free tech support 24/7 through UT Martin’s Help Desk.
In addition to completing course requirements, the candidate is required to complete a satisfactory professional portfolio. Development of a portfolio provides each candidate opportunities for reflection and self-evaluation along with spotlighting skills and accomplishments that will be of interest to future employers.
Recommendation for Licensure
Individuals currently holding a master's degree may pursue an additional endorsement in Educational Leadership. For additional information regarding specific requirements, contact Kristy Crawford (firstname.lastname@example.org).
**Students wishing to pursue an endorsement in Educational Leadership must complete the following 24 hours and pass the SLLA Praxis exam in order to be recommended for the Instructional Leadership License- Beginning (ILL-B).
All of these courses must be completed.
EDLD 730 – Public Relations, and Resource Allocation in the School Setting
EDLD 745 – Measurement and Decision-Making
EDLD 750 – Facility Management for Safe, Efficient and Effective Learning Environment
EDLD 760- Law and Policy in the Educational Setting
EDLD 780 – Clinical Supervision
Complete a minimum of two of these courses.
EDLD 715 – Personnel Management and Professional Development
EDLD 735 – Electronic Tools for Educational Leaders
EDLD 755 – Topics in Special Education for School Leaders
EDLD 775 – Classroom and School-wide Behavior Management
EDLD Course Rotation:
*Rotation subject to change at discretion of Department of Educational Studies.
The theme, "Professional Educators as Leaders and Enhancers of Human Development," is our goal in continuing the professional development of future educators. The advanced program's conceptual framework is depicted as four keys that the graduate faculty feel will unlock each candidate's potential. They are:
Inherent within each key component are outcomes that the candidate is expected to master upon completion of his/her individual program. These keys are linked together by a solid ring representing the faculty's commitment to diversity, technology and assessment.
Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium Standards for School Leaders (ISLLC)
In addition to the conceptual framework, the Educational Leadership coursework is aligned with ISLLC Standards. These are:
For current tuition and fees, please see the Business Affairs page.
The EDLD program faculty hold Graduate Faculty status at UT Martin and all have experience in educational leadership and online teaching.
UT Martin is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, telephone number 404-679-4500) to award bachelors and masters degrees. UT Martin’s education curriculum is approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Applicants may be admitted as degree seeking or endorsement only. Degree seeking candidates must meet all University requirements as listed in the university catalogue under “Types of Admission.” Applicants for a major, or seeking endorsement in Educational Leadership, must meet the additional requirements for unconditional and conditional admission.
The following materials are required for review by the Educational Leadership Admissions Board.
All materials should be mailed to:
Note: Admission is dependent upon submission of these documents and a positive review by the EDLD Admission Board.
Application to Graduate School includes the following:
1. Apply for admission on on-line at www.utm.edu.
2. Submit official transcripts of all colleges and universities attended to Office of Graduate Studies, 227 Administration Building, Martin, TN 38238.
3. Submit all required documents for review by Educational Leadership Board. Packet will not be forwarded for review until all materials have been received by the Office of Graduate Studies.