To inquire about this program:

Lisa Horton| 800.325.0900, ext. 7057 | [email protected]

The admission requirements for the Master of Education degree are a two-step process.

Initial Program Admittance (Level 1) for Curriculum and Instruction (CI) and Educational Leadership (EL) majors:   

  • Complete and submit program application by the deadline – use the online Graduate Application by clicking the “Apply” button found at the top of the page.
  • Submit $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Request 1 official transcript for your Bachelor Degree
  • Request 1 official transcript for any coursework beyond your Bachelor Degree
  • Submit all transcripts to:

LMU - Graduate Education Department: 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway – BE Suite 237, Harrogate, TN 37752 

or by email to: [email protected]

Level 2 Program Admittance (Before completion of 9 Credit Hours):

  • Application for Degree Candidacy
  • Three Recommendation Forms
  • Director-Approved Program of Study
  • Acknowledgement of Receipt of Guidelines


Initial Program Admittance (Level 1) for Instructional Leadership (IL) majors:

  • Pre-Admissions Packet – these requirements/documents will be provided to you upon submission of your online application.
  • Instructional Leadership Admission Portfolio - once the Pre-Admissions Packet and documentation is received, applicants will be provided with the requirements and directions needed to complete the portfolio.
  • Instructional Leadership DAP Interview – an interview will be conducted for every candidate, upon evaluation and approval of Candidate Portfolio.

Level 2 Program Admittance (Before completion of 9 Credit Hours):

  • Director-Approved Program of Study 
  • Acknowledgement of Receipt of Guidelines
  • School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA) - leadership licensure candidates must also pass this exam as a graduation requirement.
  • IL Candidates who hold a special group license are required to take the PLT in order to earn IL Licensure. See

Exit Requirements:

  • Successful completion of all course requirements
  • Intent to Graduate Form
  • Graduation Fee
  • CI and EL majors only - Comprehensive Examination - see graduate catalog for examination information.

IL majors only - School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA)/Exit Interview/Completion of 100 practicum hours with a licensed TN administrator