Teachers who hold a master’s or education specialist degree in some field of education, have three years of successful teaching experience and hold a valid Tennessee teaching license may enter the Administrative Licensure Program to earn credits toward the Instructional Leadership License. The 21-credit-hour program provides course work and field experiences to prepare candidates for the SLLA exam required for earning the administrative licensure.
The program adheres to similar admission standards and procedures and academic policies of the graduate studies in education department and the requirements of the Tennessee State Board of Education’s learning-centered leadership policy. Participants in this program are classified as “non-degree seeking.”
The following courses (21 hours) are required for the Tennessee Instructional Leadership License: