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 2015-16 Ed.S. program will begin on August 8th. The tuition cost for the Ed.S. program is $503 per credit hour. The Ed.S. is a 30 credit hour, 12 month cohort program that meets one Saturday per month during the school year and twice a month in the summer.
Class meeting dates for the Chattanooga site for 2015-16 will be as follows:
Fall Semester 2015
August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 5
Spring Semester 2016
January 9, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14
Summer Semester 2016
June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16
Master of Education (M.ED)
The 2015-16 M.Ed. program at the Chattanooga State Community College campus will begin on May 30. Anyone still interested in joining this cohort please feel free to contact the Graduate Education Office at 423-869-7068. The next M.Ed. program will begin May 2016. The tuition cost of the M.Ed. program is $427 per credit hour. The M.Ed. is a 33 credit hour program.
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.