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 (IL) 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 2013-14 Ed.S. program will begin on August 10th, with registration on July 22nd in the Humanities Building at the Chattanooga State Community College campus. The tuition cost for the Ed.S. program is $465 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 2013-14 will be as follows:
Fall Semester 2013
August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 7
Spring Semester 2014
January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10
May 24, June 7, June 21, July 12
Master of Education (M.ED)
The 2013 M.Ed. program started on the Chattanooga State Community College campus on June , 2013. Anyone interested in joining this cohort in the fall of 2013, please feel free to contact the Graduate Education Office. The next M.Ed. program will begin next June, 2014. The tuition cost of the M.Ed. program is $395 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.