Jan 28, 2023  
2019-20 Graduate Catalog 
2019-20 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration and Supervision, Instructional Leader Licensure Program Specialization, Ed.S.

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Marvin Peyton, Program Director
(615) 898-5710

The Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision offers specializations in higher education and instructional leader licensure program (K-12 administrator license).

Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.

Admission Requirements

Admission into the Educational Specialist in Administration and Supervision with a specialization in instructional leader licensure (K-12 administrator license) program requires

  1. 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;
  2. an earned master’s degree from an accredited university or college;
  3. 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.

Application Procedures

All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.

Applicant must

  1. submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
  2. submit official transcripts of all previous college work;
  3. submit three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s potential for completing the Educational Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision;
  4. submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or Miller Analogies Test (MAT) or a copy of the teaching license.

Degree Requirements

The Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision with an instructional leader licensure program specialization requires completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours.

Candidate must

  1. complete a minimum of 30 semester hours with a minimum of 15 semester hours at the 7000 level (see Curriculum section below for specifics);
  2. successfully complete a written comprehensive examination or oral presentation of research project during the semester of graduation (exam may be retaken once);
  3. pass the Praxis School Leader Licensure Assessment.

Curriculum: Administration and Supervision, Instructional Leader Licensure

The following illustrates the minimum coursework requirements.


The program is offered only in the off-campus cohort format. For further information, contact Dr. Marvin Peyton in the Womack Educational Leadership Department.

Program Notes

Students taking courses for licensure renewal, add-on endorsements, or “plus 30” upgrade on teacher licensure should register as non-degree 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.

Candidate must

  1. file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to entry into the program;
  2. 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.

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