Sep 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog Archived Catalog

Advanced Educational Practice: Instructional Leadership, Ed.S.

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Dr. Barry Kamrath, Director
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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, Ed.S.  


In addition to regular graduate admission requirements, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  1. Hold a master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. 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.
  3. Demonstrate high potential for instructional leadership as evidenced by the candidate’s personal statement and letters of recommendation.

Applicants must submit the following:

  1. A completed UTC graduate application form.
  2. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended.
  3. A graduate GPA of 3.0 is required for admission.
  4. A written statement outlining personal and professional reasons for pursuing the Ed.S. degree.
  5. A résumé, emphasizing professional experience
  6. Three letters of reference from professional colleagues and/or supervisors, speaking to the applicant’s potential as an instructional leader.

Course Requirements:

The program requires 30 credits of graduate study beyond the master’s degree. Specific requirements are as follows:

Total: 30 hours

Additional Information and Notes

*Students will take this course twice (3 graduate credits each)

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