AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
ADMINSTRATION AND SUPERVISION WITH LICENSURE
Advisor: Dr. Gary Stewart - 931-221- 6782
This performance-based curriculum for prospective school administrators is based on the Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards (TILS) developed by the Tennessee Department of Education and enacted into law by the Tennessee General Assembly and initiated in September 2009 in all Tennessee Principal (instructional leadership) Licensing Programs. This program is designed to prepare candidates for educational administrative positions. The program is designed to be taken by cohort groups. EDUC 5710 Introduction to School Leadership (3) must be taken in the first semester of enrollment. Upon completion of the program and the SLLA PRAXIS exams, the student will receive a Educational Specialist (Ed.S.) degree and be eligible for licensure as a Tennessee school administrator.
- Evidence of an earned Master’s degree
- A GPA of 3.25 at the Master’s level
- Official scores on the General test of the Graduate Record Examination with minimum 145 verbal and 140 quantitative scores.
- Acquire a letter of support from two practicing administrators who agree to mentor the aspiring administrator throughout the program plus an additional recommendation.
- Complete a screening interview
- Complete a leadership assessment
- Submit a valid Tennessee teaching certificate
- Have a record of successful teaching experience for a minimum of three years.
Degree: Ed.S. – Educational Specialist
Concentration: Administration and Supervision
Additional Requirements for Licensure:
School Leader Licensure Assessment – Test Code 1010
Courses with Prerequisites:
Educ 5710 and 5720 are prerequisites for other courses.
Educ 6030 is a prerequisite or corequisite for Educ 6050
Educ 6050 is a prerequisite for Educ 6990
Educ 6990 must be taken the last term of enrollment.
Students must complete three milestones while completing this program. Milestone I will be completed while in the first term of enrollment. Milestone II must be completed before enrolling in Educ 6050.
Educ 6990 – Field Study is the capstone course for this program and must be taken the last term of enrollment. It is offered fall and spring semesters as it requires interaction in the local schools.
Research Plan IV:
- Research Foundations/Methods course
- Field-Study, with 3-person committee. Field-Study must be submitted to the College of Graduate Study
- Oral defense of Field-Study