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Master of Science (MS) in Leadership and Policy Studies: School Administration and Supervision

Great leaders are required for great schools, and the Master of Science (MS) in Leadership and Policy Studies: School Administration and Supervision prepares people to be great school leaders. This 12-month, blended-learning, 30-semester hours graduate education program is built upon Tennessee Instructional Leadership Standards. Successful students will receive a Master of Science (MS) or Education Specialist (EdS) degree and a Tennessee Instructional Leadership License.

Purpose

Research confirms that highly successful schools have great school leaders. And the preparation of great school leaders cannot be left to chance. Successful preparation requires a partnership between universities, professors, experienced school leader practitioners, and local school districts. 

Outcomes 

Results matter in today's educational environment. During the past decade, The University of Memphis Department of Leadership has completely rebuilt its school leadership programs to assure that graduates are well prepared to lead educational changes that can produce improved student achievement results. Department of Leadership graduates have proven records of success as principals, central office instructional supervisors, local school district superintendents, and state school superintendents.

Partnerships

The Master of Science (MS) in Leadership and Policy Studies: School Administration and Supervision program is a working partnership between local school districts and the Department of Leadership. School district superintendents must have excellent candidates who are well prepared, licensed, ready and willing to serve as school leaders. Success in today's results driven environment requires strategic planning. The rigorous nomination and selection processes can assist school superintendents to place the "right people in the right seats on the bus."

Investment 

Investing in an outstanding principal preparation program is a small cost when compared to the immense responsibilities placed on today's principals. Principals are responsible for major decisions involving millions of dollars regarding personnel, curriculum, instruction, academic performance, finance, and community outreach. The right leader must be prepared and ready when the vacancy occurs.

We invite you to explore more about the Master of Science (MS) in Leadership and Policy Studies: School Administration and Supervision Program. Should you require additional assistance, please contact the Department of Leadership directly:

Dr. Derrick Robinson
Coordinator, Leadership and Policy Studies Program
Department of Leadership
University of Memphis
123A Ball Hall
Memphis, TN 38152
901.678.4124
Email: drbnsn28@memphis.edu