The Master of Science in Education in Educational Leadership is available to individuals who obtained a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, hold a current teaching license, and have a minimum of three years of successful education working experience prior to starting the program. This degree allows the candidate to complete licensure requirements for the instructional leadership license - Beginning (ILL-B).
For students seeking a Master’s Degree, the EDLD program includes a 3 hour course in Models of lnstruction, Curriculum Development, and Advanced Teaching; 27 hours of EDLD concentration coursework, and a 3- hour course in Clinical Supervision. Students seeking the M.S. in Educational Leadership must successfully take and pass the Student Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Praxis exam, which will serve as the comprehensive examination and fulfill the requirements for a degree. Candidates seeking an endorsement only must take and pass the SLLA for licensure requirements.
The EDLD core and concentration course materials are accessible 24/7 using Blackboard Course Ware. The courses have a variety of assessments and field experiences. Students have free technical support through UT Martin's Help Desk.
EDLD 745 and EDLD 780 will provide candidates opportunities to demonstrate their ability to improve student learning. In EDLD 745, candidates will examine student data within their classroom or school to determine an area of need. Candidates will collect student data, prepare spreadsheets, examine trends, and share the information with department/ level teachers, and school principal. Candidates will select a topic of concern and create an action research project to examine student achievement. This project and its defense will be completed in EDLD 780. EDLD 780 Clinical Supervision – This course is to be taken in the last semester of coursework in the Educational Leadership program; EDLD 745 is taken in the immediately preceding semester. The project will begin in EDLD 745. This project must demonstrate the candidate’s ability to improve student learning. This project and its defense will be shared through a written report and a PowerPoint presentation to the mentor, a panel of LEA representatives and the UTM faculty.
In addition to completing course requirements, the candidate is required to develop an Evidence E-Portfolio documenting mastery of the Tennessee Instructional Leadership license standards, develop a professional development plan, complete a practicum project that demonstrates the ability to improve student learning and present the results to an evaluation panel, and pass the SLLA.
Individuals currently holding a master's degree may pursue an additional endorsement in Educational Leadership. For additional information regarding specific requirements, contact the Office of Education Graduate Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students wishing to pursue an endorsement in Educational Leadership must complete the following 24 hours and pass the SLLA in order to be recommended for the Instructional Leadership License - Beginning (ILL-B).
Electives (Complete a minimum of two of these courses):
|EDLD 710||EDLD 745||EDLD 730|
|EDLD 715||EDLD 755||EDLD 745|
|EDLD 735||EDLD 760||EDLD 750|
|EDLD 745||EDLD 775||EDLD 780|
|EDLD 780||EDLD 780||EDST 710|
*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.
For current tuition and fees, please see the Business Affairs page (http://www.utm/departments/bursar/).
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 Commission on Colleges to award bachelors and masters degrees. UT Martin's education curriculum is approved by the Tennessee State Board of Education and accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP).
Applicants may be admitted as degree or non-degree seeking (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 Program Admission Committee-
All materials should be mailed to:
Office of Graduate Studies
The University of TN at Martin
227 Administration Building
Martin, TN 38238
Note: Admission is dependent upon submission of these documents and a positive review by the Program Admission Committee
Application to Graduate School includes the following: