Educational Specialist Degree (ED.S)
Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) and Chattanooga State Community College are excited to announce the initial offering of the Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) program on the Chattanooga State Community College campus. The Ed.S. program will offer degrees in Instructional Leadership Licensure (ILL), Educational Leadership (EL) (for Higher Ed personnel, etc.) and Curriculum and Instruction (CI) to provide quality learning opportunities for educators seeking to increase their leadership and instructional skills. The Instructional Leadership (IL) degree is approved by the TN-DOE for Instructional Leadership Licensure. All LMU graduate programs are approved by SACS and have been reviewed by a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) team and a State of Tennessee Department of Education Board of Examiners team. Both teams have rated these programs as meeting state and national standards with no deficiencies.
The Curriculum and Instruction concentration at both the M.Ed. and Ed.S. degree levels offer theoretical and applied content, research options, and clinical experiences applicable to K-12 teachers, college instructors, and any candidate seeking to strengthen their teaching skills and add to their instructional toolbox. The Instructional Leadership concentration at both the M.Ed. and Ed.S. degree levels offer theoretical and applied content, research options, and clinical experiences applicable to K-12 school leaders, instructional coaches, school directors and superintendents, and academic department/program managers.
Both M.Ed. and Ed.S. degrees may qualify the graduate for educator licensure and/or salary upgrades contingent on state policies and regulations. Prospective students are highly encouraged to verify all salary and promotion upgrade information with their appropriate state licensure or certification agency.
For more information about these programs contact
Kay Lewis at 423-869-7068 or at email@example.com