This program is designed for post-master’s level teachers, teacher leaders, aspiring administrators or current administrators whose focus is on the improvement of instruction. It does not lead to a Tennessee Principal’s License. See Advanced Educational Practice: Principal Licensure
In addition to regular graduate admission requirements, applicants must meet the following requirements:
Hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
For non-native English speakers only, a TOEFL score of 550 or higher or 6.0 or higher on the IELTS is required unless the applicant meets the conditions outlined in “Graduate Admission Tests” under “Admission Requirements ” to apply for an exemption to the TOEFL/IELTS requirement.
Demonstrate high potential for instructional leadership as evidenced by the candidate’s personal statement and letters of recommendation.
Applicants must submit the following:
A completed UTC graduate application form.
Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
A written statement outlining personal and professional reasons for pursuing the Ed.S. degree.
A résumé, emphasizing professional experience
Three letters of reference from professional colleagues and/or supervisors, speaking to the applicant’s potential as an instructional leader.
The program requires 30 credits of graduate study beyond the master’s degree. Specific requirements are as follows: