Administrator Licensure Program
AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
MASTER IN EDUCATION
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 Master of Arts in Education and be eligible for licensure as a Tennessee school administrator.
- Undergraduate GPA of 2.75
- Official scores on the General test of the Graduate Record Examination with minimum 143 verbal and 140 quantitative scores or a 385 on the Miller’s Analogy Test (MAT)
- Acquire a letter of support from two practicing administrators who agree to mentor the aspiring administrator throughout the program.
- Three years successful teaching experience
- Participate in a program entrance interview
- Complete an On-Demand writing Assignment.
- Submit a portfolio containing:
- Formal Evaluations (3)
- Philosophy of Education
- Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
- Valid Tennessee Teaching License
Degree: Master of Arts in Education (M.A. Ed.)
Major: Educational Leadership
Additional Requirements for Licensure:
School Leader Licensure Assessment – Test Code 6011
Courses with Prerequisites:
EDUC 5710 and 5720 are prerequisites for other courses.
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 capstone course. Milestone III occurs at graduation.
Educ 5700, Seminar in Leadership 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. Milestone II is prerequisite.
Research Plan I:
- Research Foundations/Methods course from a graduate course, with the minimum of one advisor/teacher to oversee
- Program Portfolio reviewed by graduate committee
Rather than completing comprehensive exams, candidates will complete a LiveText portfolio based on the standards on the Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards