Lincoln Memorial University

EdS Admissions

To inquire about this program:
Kay Lewis | 800.325.0900, ext. 7068 |
Veronika Dillow| 800.325.0900, ext. 7057 | 


The admission requirements for the Educational Specialist degree are a two-step process.

Level 1 - Initial Program Admittance

  • Complete and submit program application
  • Submit $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Request 2 official transcripts for your Master’s Degree
  • Request 2 official transcripts for any coursework since your Master’s Degree
  • Submit all documents to:
    • Graduate Education Department
    • 6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
    • Harrogate, TN 37752
  • The IL Candidate Portfolio and Candidate Interview must be approved prior to registration

Level 2 - Program Admittance (Before completion of 9 Credit Hours or December 2016)

  • Application for Degree Candidacy – (will be provided in class)
  • Advisor-approved Program of Study – (will be provided in class)
  • IL Candidates holding a special area license (such as school counseling) must take and pass the appropriate Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching (PLT). See Contact Kay Lewis in the graduate office if you have questions.

Exit Requirements

  • Successful completion of all course requirements
  • Pass School Leadership Licensure Assessment (SLLA) (IL Candidate Majors Only)
  • Complete Intent to Graduate Form
  • $150 Graduation Fee



423.869.3611 | 800.325.0900
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752