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Aspiring Administrator Preparation Network


Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership Studies prepares high-caliber educators to become effective school administrators, equipped with the knowledge and skills to lead and inspire students, teachers and school communities.

The Austin Peay State University Eriksson College of Education is proud to offer
full-tuition scholarships to outstanding educators in Tennessee school districts who are ready to take the next step in their careers during the 2024-25 academic year. These educators must be nominated by a Tennessee school district. Click the District Nomination Process tab below to learn more. 

Prospective students not nominated by a district are also eligible to enroll. Click the Other Interested Students Process tab below to learn more. With affordable tuition and modern curriculum, you will be a part of the most innovative educational leadership program in Tennessee! 

This graduate degree leads to a Tennessee ILL-B Administration and Supervision license. Aspiring administrators must pass 10 courses and the SLLA 6990 Praxis to be granted this licensure.

Candidate Requirements

  • Apply and be admitted through University processes
  • Demonstrate leadership capabilities
  • Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a district leader (assistant principal, supervisor, etc.) as part of the application

Application deadline: June 30, 2024

Cost Breakdown (2024-25 Academic Year)

  • Tuition: $6,000
  • Two (2) Required Textbooks
  • Commencement Regalia (Required to attend ceremony)

Most affordable principal preparation degree program in Tennessee!

Information Sessions

Prospective students are invited to learn more about this program.

Virtual information sessions (30 minutes) will be offered on Zoom the following dates:

  • Monday, March 18 at 6 p.m. CST → Zoom Link
  • Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. CST → Zoom Link
  • Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m. CST → Zoom Link

Next Steps 

Program participants must apply and be admitted to Austin Peay State University. 

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Program Highlights

More Information


Dr. Laura Barnett
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator
(931) 221-7752