According to state and national standards, different levels of assessment must occur throughout a program of study to inform candidates of their progress. Applicants interested in the M Ed Teacher as Instructional Leader (TIL) program are required to confer with an admissions representative and complete an application. It is expected that all applicants will present a strong level of interest for leadership and demonstrate high capability for program success by satisfying admission requirements that include the following:
- An online South College application;
- One transcript from a regionally accredited institution of higher education attended for earned bachelor’s degree;
- Attended for earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees;
- Be employed and actively engaged in teaching a PreK-12 grade;
- A letter of intent that identifies and explains your interest in the TIL program;
- Two completed recommendation forms from employers and/or professors who know your leadership potential;
- A minimum GPA of 2.75 earned in the Bachelor’s degree;
- Candidates must have an active teaching licenses, overall GPA of a 2.75 for their bachelor’s degree, submit a copy of their Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching (157) or Praxis II Subject Assessment Test in the area of their license (score will depend on subject area). If these scores are unavailable, a GRE (minimum 142 verbal, 139 quantitative) or MAT (385) must be completed before the completion of 9 credit hours.
Applicants interested in the Master of Education Teacher as Instructional Leader program should be aware that all courses in the curriculum are required and must be completed at South College. The Master of Education program does not grant transfer credits, experiential learning, or advanced placement from another institution’s program.
South College seeks to make available all online programs/courses to residents of Tennessee and other states, and to allow completion of required clinical or practical experiences in those states. We work through the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA) process and with states directly to ensure that when authorization or licensure is necessary, required approvals are secured. Tennessee is a member of SARA and South College is an approved SARA institution. As such, we adhere to a set of national standards for interstate offering of post-secondary distance education courses and programs. SARA also covers all interstate placements in clinical or practical situations among SARA member states, no matter the nature of the main program. However, not all states are SARA members. While we do monitor the laws in each state, authorization of distance education is a dynamic environment and prospective students should check this site often for updates. It is the student’s responsibility to understand current circumstances or special requirements in their state of residence.