Master of Education

Curriculum & Instruction, Instructional Leadership, and Educational Leadership

To inquire about this program:

Program Information | Kay Lewis| 800.325.0900, ext. 7068 |
Admission Information | Karen Bowling | 800.325.0900, ext. 7057 |

The purpose of the major in Curriculum and Instruction is to provide opportunities for students to develop new skills, update knowledge, and engage in professional development. The program will provide opportunities for candidates to explore their roles as teachers in a changing society and to continue to develop their skills in working with school-age students. Students with this major normally are licensed teachers. The degree requirements include 33 semester credit hours of successful coursework. A Program of Study must be filed, after official written notification of admission to graduate studies has been received.

Master of Education Saturday Cohort Program

The Master of Education Saturday Cohort Program is a 33-semester hour program designed to extend and expand the candidate’s level of professional competence beyond that attained at the bachelor’s level, to bring the candidate up to date on matters relevant to the field of specialization, to stimulate the candidate to read and understand research in the field of specialization, and to prepare the candidate for leadership roles. The program includes relevant academic content courses with extensive embedded field experiences. Candidates enter and move through the program as a cohort, engaging in individual and group projects resulting in a cohesive professional learning community. Programs are available in the following majors:

  • Curriculum and Instruction

  • Instructional Leadership

  • Instructional Leadership with Licensure

  • Educational Leadership


The Instructional Leadership Licensure Program

The program is designed to license school administrators based on State Board policy and standards. In order to be eligible for the program, a candidate must have:
  • a valid Tennessee Teacher License

  • three years successful educational experience

  • basic computer skills

  • a completed Recommendation for Consideration by a practicing administrator

  • completed the application process