Program Overview

The Educational Administration Program has been a leader in preparing PreK- 12 principals and school system leaders throughout East Tennessee and the southeastern United States. The Educational Administration Program is a founding member of the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA), a consortium of leading research universities from across the nation that are actively engaged in the preparation of educational leaders. The M.S. program is designed to prepare aspiring school principals and supervisors for certification and for their initial administrative assignment.

All masters and specialist in education coursework will be delivered in an online format through distance education. The two-year program, designed as a learning community, combines evening and summer classes with on-the-job internship activities organized around real school problems.

The desired outcome of the program is to produce thoughtful principal and supervisory practitioners with the skills and scholarship to provide quality leadership to the organizations they serve. Graduates are expected to have a vision of quality education combined with good leadership skills to lead our schools in the twenty-first century.

These programs are designed around the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the Tennessee Instructional Leaders (TIL) standards. The program experience culminates with the production of an electronic personal portfolio. Upon completion of the program, students register for the School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) examination, required by the State of Tennessee for licensure.

All programs of study are designed as learning communities, following an open cohort model. The programs faculty model this learning community and encourage students to work collaboratively with faculty on research, conference presentations, and publication. The EDAM faculty are a diverse group with interests in middle school education, educational policy, school improvement, school accountability, school leadership, teacher leadership, job satisfaction, and job burnout.

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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

    NCATE and SACS approved

    School Overview

    The University of Tennessee is a public, 4-year, land-grant university headquartered in the city of Knoxville, Tennessee. The school is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the country and was founded in 1794. During the Civil War, the school was considered to be the bastion of Union sympathies and the school suffered major structural damage during the Battle of Fort Sanders. Additional campuses were built and the UT University System was created in 1968. Today, University of Tennessee in Knoxville is the flagship institution of the statewide University of Tennessee system.

    The school offers bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the following colleges:

    • Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
    • Architecture and Design
    • Arts and Sciences
    • Business Administration
    • Communication and Information
    • Health, Education, and Human Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Law
    • Nursing
    • Social Work
    • Veterinary Medicine
    • University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI)

     

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