Administration and Supervision

 

Dr. James Huffman , Program Coordinator
Administration and Supervision
Jones Hall 323 • (615) 898-2855

 

Glenda Vandygrift, Graduate Analyst



The Department of Educational Leadership offers the Specialist in Education degree (Ed.S.) and the Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) with a major in Administration and Supervision. The Ed.S. in Administration and Supervision offers specializations in K-12 public schools and higher education.

The M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision offers a concentration in Library Science and specializations in K-12 public schools and higher education. A graduate minor in Library Science is available.

Normally, for admission to the specialist's or master's programs, a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test, the Graduate Record Exam, the Praxis II (Principles of Learning and Teaching), or a valid Tennessee teacher license is required. Applicants for the Ed.S. and M.Ed. degrees should submit a completed application, transcripts, three reference forms, and verification of test scores or copy of teaching license to the Graduate College office. Once the completed file is received in the department, an advisor is assigned and the file is reviewed by the Educational Leadership Graduate Admission Board. Students should consult an advisor to determine what courses to schedule each semester.

Students pursuing an M.Ed. or Ed.S. degree must be fully admitted to the program prior to the completion of their initial semester of coursework.


Requirements for the Specialist in Education in Administration and Supervision (Ed.S.)

Candidate must

  • hold a master's degree
  • complete a minimum of 30 semester hours with a minimum of 15 at the 7000 level
  • have teachers licensure (the licensure requirements will be waived for the higher education specialization and other special circumstances. In the event licensure is waived, some prerequisite courses may be required prior to full admission into the program. A student seeking a licensure waiver must initiate a written requires with the advisor, seek approval from the chair and dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Science, and forward the request to the departmental office, Jones Hall 321)
  • be admitted by the Educational Leadership Graduate Admissions Board prior to their initial semester of coursework
  • file a degree plan with the Graduate College office prior to the completion of 21 hours
  • 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)

Specialization: K-12 Public Schools

Those seeking licensure should consult the department chair.

Required Courses (9-12 semester hours)
SPSE 7200 Administrative Behavior: Theory into Practice
FOED 7060 Seminar in Educational Foundations and
Each student will select either the research path (SPSE 7010 and FOED 7610) or the practicum path (SPSE 7190)

Specialized Core (12 semester hours) with at least 3 hours at the 7000 level; selected with an advisor

Electives (6 semester hours) selected with advisor

Specialization: Higher Education

Required Courses (12 semester hours)
SPSE 7200 Administrative Behavior: Theory into Practice
FOED 7060 Seminar in Educational Foundations and
Each student will select either the research path (SPSE 7010 and FOED 7610) or the practicum path (SPSE 7190)

Specialized Core (12 semester hours)
With at least 3 hours at the 7000 level; selected with an advisor

Electives (6 semester hours)
To be selected with advisor


Requirements for the Master of Education in Administration and Supervision (M.Ed.)

Candidate must

  • hold a bachelor's degree
  • complete 33 semester hours with no more than 30 percent of the total degree hours dually listed as undergraduate/graduate hours. (Students should refer to the appropriate major for specific requirements.)
  • have teacher licensure. The licensure requirements will be waived for the higher education specialization and other special circumstances. In the event licensure is waived, some prerequisite courses may be required prior to full admission into the program. A student seeking a licensure waiver must initiate a written request with the advisor, seek approval from the chair and dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Science, and forward the request to the departmental office, Jones Hall 321
  • be admitted by Educational Leadership Graduate Admissions Board prior to completion of their initial semester of coursework
  • file a degree plan with the Graduate College office prior to the completion of 21 credit hours
  • successfully complete a written comprehensive examination during the semester of graduation (may be retaken once during a subsequent semester)

Specialization: K-12 Public School

Students must be admitted to the program prior to the completion of the initial semester of study.

Completion of this program will meet course requirements for Tennessee administration licensure. Additional state requirements must be met. Requirements for licensure should be checked in the Teacher Licensing Office, McWherter Learning Resources Center 170.

NOTE: Due to State Board of Education requirements, the Administration and Supervision licensure program will be under revision. Please contact the Educational Leadership Department office for advising (615-898-2855) prior to applying for or beginning coursework in the program.

Required Courses (33 semester hours)
FOED 6020 Educational Foundations
FOED 6030 School and Community Relations
SPSE 6010 Organization and Administration of Public Schools
SPSE 6040 Supervision of Instruction
SPSE 6050 Instructional Leadership
SPSE 6120 Professional Internship, 9 credits; (may substitute for SPSE 6040, 6400, 6600)
SPSE 6340 School Finance
SPSE 6390 School Law
SPSE 6400 The Principalship
SPSE 6430 Introduction to Curriculum Development
SPSE 6550 Supervised Field Experience
SPSE 6560 Studies in Education: Supervision

Specialization: Higher Education

Required Courses (9 semester hours)
FOED 6020 Educational Foundations
FOED 6610 Analysis and Application of Educational Research
SPSE 6080 Studies in Leadership

Specialized Core (12 semester hours)
FOED 6580 The College Student
SPSE 6530 Administration of Higher Education
SPSE 6600 Microcomputers in Educational Administration
SPSE 6210 Legal Issues in Higher Education

Electives (12 semester hours)
To be selected with approval of advisor

Concentration: Library Science

Students must be admitted to the program prior to the completion of their initial semester. Completion of this program 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 Licensing Office, McWherter Learning Resources Center 170. For students seeking initial licensure (library only), a student teaching experience (9 credits) is required in place of LIBS 6180 and 6190. Please see the Library Science web site.

Required Courses (33-39 semester hours)
LIBS 5150 Books, Media, and Literacy for Children
LIBS 5160 Books, Media, and Literacy for Young People and Adults
LIBS 6110 School Library Administration
LIBS 6120 Classification and Cataloging Media and Materials
LIBS 6130 Principles of Librarianship
LIBS 6170 Basic Reference Materials
LIBS 6180 Library Science Practicum PreK-6
LIBS 6190 Library Science Practicum 7-12
LIBS 6200 School Library Media Center Skills and Issues
SPSE 6430 Introduction to Curriculum Development
FOED 6610 Analysis and Application of Educational Research

For students seeking initial teacher licensure, a student teaching experience (12 semester hours) is required.


Minors

A minor in Library Science consists of 18 semester hours. 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.


Non-degree, "Plus 30" and Add-on Endorsements

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.