Dec 11, 2023
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 M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision offers specializations in K-12 public school and higher education as well as a nonlicensure program. In addition, the M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision offers a concentration in Library Science.
Completion of the concentration in Library Science will meet course requirements for Tennessee endorsement as a library information specialist. Additional state requirements must be met for initial teacher licensure. Requirements 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 LIBS 6180 and LIBS 6190 .
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;
- teacher licensure—the licensure requirements will be waived for the higher education specialization and under other special circumstances.
Students pursuing an 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 semester hours—no more than 30 percent of the total degree hours dually listed as undergraduate/graduate hours (see Curriculum section below for specifics);
- successfully complete a written comprehensive examination during the semester of graduation (exam may be retaken once during a subsequent semester).
Curriculum: Administration and Supervision, Library Science
This is an online program. Candidate must complete 33 hours in the following course of study:
Required Courses (33-36 hours)*
For students seeking initial teacher licensure, a student teaching experience (9 semester hours) is required in place of LIBS 6180 and LIBS 6190 .
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 with 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 semester in which the student intends to graduate.