Application, Admission, and Program Completion Requirements
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:
- completed online South College application;
- official transcripts from each regionally accredited institution of higher education attended for earned bachelor’s degree;
- evidence of active teaching license(s);
- evidence of a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 earned in the bachelor’s degree or 3.00 for master’s degree.
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.