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The Education Specialist (Ed.S.) program in Educational Leadership serves as an initial licensure program for kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) school leaders. This Ed.S. program is an excellent extension to the Master of Arts in Holistic Education currently offered in the Templar School of Education. The Ed.S. in Educational Leadership encompasses 40 hours of graduate-level course work. In accordance with the Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards (TILS), which govern school leadership licensure in Tennessee, the program addresses the following areas: Biblical leadership theory, the Principalship, educational research, instructional leadership, clinical supervision, supervision of special groups, school finance, education law, and real-world experiences in schools.
This licensure program is currently pending Tennessee Department of Education approval.
This degree does not offer a concentration.
Courses may include:
For more details on this program, check out our academic catalog.
Graduates of the program serve in building-level leadership positions such as instructional coaches, assistant principals, or principals as well as district level leadership positions such as supervisors and directors.