Program Overview

East Tennessee State University offers the Educational Specialist in Administrative Endorsement degree for professionals seeking to establish themselves as contributing members of the educational community. The program is designed for students holding a Master’s degree in Education, Teaching, or fields related to education who seek advanced knowledge and skills in educational leadership and research. The program is intended for those who are developing their credentials and their knowledge fields related to educational leadership in primary and secondary education, post-secondary education, and private sector education. Students seeking entrance into the program will be required to take part in a screening process for admissions, including an admission exam and interviews. 

As part of the Administrative Endorsement concentration, students will focus on understanding and developing strategies to direct the character and program of an educational institution and create a positive and moralizing environment for students and educators. The focus on meeting the needs of inpiduals and groups and shaping the qualities of an educational institution, plus a focus of educational research form the basis of the curriculum. 

As part of the core research program, students will undergo courses in educational statistics, quantitative research, and research in educational leadership, leadership studies, and theories of educational administration. The coursework includes leadership studies, technology applications for educational leaders, a seminar in research analysis and interpretations, a specialist seminar, interpersonal relations, emerging perspectives influencing the school, professional needs of inpiduals & groups, and developing learners through instructional activity. Upon successfully defending their dissertation, student will receive the title of Educational Specialist in Administrative Endorsement.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree:

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Masters degree is required to be considered for the Ed. S.

    School Overview

    East Tennessee State University is a four-year public institution of higher education located in Johnson City, Tennessee. Students at ETSU can earn their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree. Founded in 1911 as the East Tennessee State Normal School and its original purpose was to be a training school for teachers. Over the next few decades the college began to expand its degree offerings and areas of specialization.

    ETSU offers a variety of degree programs. Some of the most popular degrees at ETSU are business, health sciences, education and liberal arts.


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