May 13, 2021
James Huffman, Program Director
The Womack Educational Leadership Department offers the Specialist in Education degree (Ed.S.) with majors in Administration and Supervision as well as Curriculum and Instruction and the Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) with majors in Administration and Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction, and Professional Counseling.
The Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision offers specializations in higher education and instructional leader licensure (K-12 administrator license).
Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.
Admission into the Educational Specialist in Administration and Supervision with a specialization in higher education program requires
- a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test, the Graduate Record Examination, or the Praxis II (Principles of Learning and Teaching) or a valid Tennessee Teacher license;
- an earned master’s degree from an accredited university or college;
- teacher licensure—the licensure requirements will be waived for the specialization in higher education as well as under other special circumstances.
NOTE: Students pursuing an Ed.S. degree must be fully admitted to the program prior to the completion of their initial semester of coursework.
All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
- submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
- submit official transcripts of all previous college work;
- submit three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s potential for completing the Educational Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision;
- submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or a copy of the teaching license.
- complete a minimum of 30 semester hours with a minimum of 15 semester hours at the 7000 level (see Curriculum section below for specifics);
- successfully complete a written comprehensive examination or oral presentation of research project during the semester of graduation (exam may be retaken once during a subsequent semester).
Curriculum: Administration and Supervision, Higher Education
Candidate must complete 30 hours in the following course of study:
Required Courses (12 hours)
Select either research path
Specialized Core (12 hours)
Select with an advisor with at least 3 hours at the 7000 level
Electives (6 hours)
Selected with advisor
Students taking courses for licensure renewal, add-on endorsements, or “plus 30” upgrade on teacher licensure should register as non-degree-seeking students. Students enrolling in 6000-level courses must hold a bachelor’s degree, and students enrolling in 7000-level courses must hold a master’s degree. Non-degree-seeking students cannot register for 7000-level courses without departmental permission.
A minor in Education consists of 12 semester hours selected with the consent of the advisor. The Master of Arts in Teaching and the Master of Science in Teaching degrees require a minor in Education to be approved by the minor advisor.
- file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to the completion of 21 credit hours;
- file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the term in which candidate intends to graduate.