May 20, 2022
The Womack Educational Leadership Department offers a fully online, accredited (NCATE) Master’s of Education degree in Administration and Supervision with a concentration in Library Science. The State of Tennessee Department of Education has approved the program for obtaining added endorsement and initial teaching license. A non-degree program as well as a non-licensure program are available
Completion of the concentration in Library Science will meet course requirements for Tennessee endorsement as a library information specialist. A passing score on the Praxis II Librarian test is required for licensure. Additional state requirements must be met for initial teacher licensure. Application for licensure should be checked in the Teacher Licensure Office. For students seeking initial licensure (library only), a student teaching experience (9 credits) is required in place of SPSE 6550 (taken twice for 6 credit hours).
Admission to the master’s program in Administration and Supervision 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 bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.
Students pursuing the M.Ed. 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 previous college work;
- submit three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s potential for completing the Master of Education 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.
Once admitted to the program, candidate must
- complete 33-36 semester hours (no more than 30 percent of the total degree hours dually listed as undergraduate/graduate hours). See Curriculum section below for specifics.
- have satisfactory assessment of an e-portfolio by the program coordinator and two other professionals.
Curriculum: Administration and Supervision, Library Science
This is an online program. Candidate must complete 33-36 hours in the following course of study:
Required Courses (33-36 hours)*
For students seeking initial teacher licensure, a student teaching experience (LIBS 6511 ) (9 semester hours) is required in place of SPSE 6550 .
Students taking courses for licensure renewal, add-on endorsements (only if candidate holds Master’s degree already), or “plus 30” upgrade on teacher licensure should register as non-degree-seeking students. Their program of study is determined in consultation with the program advisor. 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.
- file a degree plan with the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
- file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the semester in which the student intends to graduate.