New policy recognizes rigor of training program and rewards educators who complete it.
The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Carter and Moyers School of Education will now offer 15 doctoral credit hours toward the pursuit of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) for qualified emerging Tennessee school leaders. The hours will be awarded to candidates holding a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree and who have completed the National Institute for School Leadership (NISL) Executive Development Program for School Leaders.
“Our program leaders looked at the NISL program and saw the rigorous workload that these candidates were taking on,” Carter and Moyers School of Education Dean Michael Clyburn said. “We in turn looked at the curricula for our Ed.D. program and its concentrations and saw there was a close correlation between the two. It was a natural conclusion that credit should be given to candidates to our program who had completed the NISL training.”