2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    Aug 15, 2018  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Administration Major, MS – Leadership Academy concentration

The Leadership Academy, offers a 15-month intensive leadership preparation program that offers a Master of Science degree with a major in Educational Administration or a Specialist in Education degree with a major in Education (concentration in Educational Administration). Students (called "Fellows") in the Leadership Academy must be available on Monday through Thursday of each week for an intensive internship experience under the direction of a school mentor (e.g., the school principal). On Fridays, classes are conducted in order to complete the required curriculum and meet the knowledge and skill standards for initial certification as a beginning school leader. Admission to the Leadership Academy is highly selective. Information about the Leadership Academy and the application process can be obtained from cel.utk.edu.

The Master of Science degree with a major in Educational Administration, concentration in Leadership Academy, requires 33 hours of coursework. The internship, which includes a minimum of 400 hours of field-based experience under the mentor's direction, is supervised through course EDAM 570 . A final comprehensive examination is required and includes a minimum competency score on the School Leader Licensure Assessment, the submission and presentation of a professional learning portfolio (PLP) and an action research paper on a topic relevant to educational leadership.


  Credit Hours
Core requirement courses 12
  EDAM 563    
  EDAM 588    
  EDAM 567    
  EDAM 574    
Specialization courses 15
  EDAM 587    
  EDAM 585    
  EDAM 578    
  EDAM 576    
  EDAM 572    
Research course 3
  EDAM 565    
Internship course 3
  EDAM 570    
Total Hours 33