Program Overview

East Tennessee State University’s Master of Education in Educational Leadership program is a program designed for current teachers to prepare for beginning administrative positions at the campus or district level.  The program focuses on creating developing leaders who can work in an educational forum to create meaningful learning experiences for students and interacting with families and communities. Students will learn the skills necessary to create meaningful and engaging environments and curriculum that promotes learning and development of students and the community. The program is available to graduate students holding undergraduate degrees that have experience and licensing in the field of teaching. 

Graduates of the Master of Education in Educational Leadership program from East Tennessee State University will have proven their ability to understand the needs and responsibilities of a leadership position in an educational setting. Graduates will have developed their leadership potential through courses such as interpersonal relation, emerging perspectives influencing the school, professional needs of inpiduals and groups, developing learners through instructional leadership, implementation strategies, and a course of shaping the quality and character of an educational institution. 

The program requires students to take part in an educational and administrative internship to develop their experience in the field, and students will be required to produce a professional portfolio demonstrating their cumulative experience, which will be presented to a review board before graduation.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    Professionally certificated teachers applying for admission to programs leading to a master's degree must show a minimum overall undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or an upper level GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale.

    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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