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  Dec 12, 2017
 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Theory and Practice in Teacher Education


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http://web.utk.edu/~tpte/

Sherry Mee Bell, Head

Professors
Allington, R., PhD – Michigan State
Bell, S., PhD – Tennessee
Benner, S. (Associate Dean), EdD – Columbia
Davis, J., PhD – New Mexico
Davis-Wiley, P., EdD – Houston
Hatch, J., PhD – Florida
Long, V., EdD, (Emerita) – Missouri
McGill-Franzen, A., PhD – State University of New York (Albany)
O'Bannon, B., EdD – Tennessee (Memphis)
Rider, R. (Dean), PhD – North Carolina
Turner, T., EdD (Emerita) – Penn State

Associate Professors
Aydeniz, M., PhD – Florida State
Botzakis, S., PhD – Georgia
Broemmel, A., PhD – Southern Illinois
Brown, C., EdD – George Washington
Cady, J., PhD – Illinois State
Cihak, D., PhD – Georgia State
Coleman, M., PhD – Georgia State
Gilrane, C., PhD – Illinois
Groenke, S., PhD – Virginia Tech
Hodge, L., PhD – Vanderbilt
Smith, D., PhD – Nebraska
Wolbers, K., PhD – Michigan State
Wooten, D., PhD – New York

Assistant Professors
Coleman-King, C., PhD – Pennsylvania
Cramer, E., PhD – Kentucky
Golden, B.W., PhD – Florida State
Hendricks, D., PhD (Emerita) – Alabama
Kenna, J., PhD – Central Florida
Laughter, J., PhD – Vanderbilt
Moore, T., PhD – Vanderbilt
Park, Y., PhD – Florida
Waters, K.S., PhD – Central Florida
Wright, C., PhD – Tufts

Clinical Associate Professor
Rearden, K., PhD – Texas A & M

Clinical Assistant Professors
Bertling, J., PhD – Georgia
Jordan, J., PhD – Tennessee
Landry, G., PhD – Tennessee

MAJORS DEGREES
Education PhD
  Literacy studies concentration   (specializations in children's and young adult literature, ESL and reading)  
  Special education, deaf education, and interpreter education concentration  
  Teacher education concentration   (specializations in early childhood education, elementary education,   English education, mathematics education, science education, and social science education)
 
 
Teacher Education MS
  Non-Licensure Track 1 (does not result in a teaching license)  
      Art education concentration  
    Education of the deaf and hard of hearing concentration  
    Elementary education concentration  
    English education concentration  
    Mathematics education concentration  
    Reading education concentration  
    Science education concentration  
    Science education (informal education) concentration  
    Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concentration  
    Social science education concentration  
    Special education concentration  
    Teaching and learning concentration  
    World Language/ESL education concentration
 
 
  Licensure Track 2 (for individuals seeking an initial teaching license)  
    Art education concentration  
    Education of the deaf and hard of hearing concentration  
    Elementary teaching concentration  
    English as a second language education concentration  
    Mathematics grades 6-8 teaching concentration  
    Secondary teaching concentration  
    Science grades 6-8 teaching concentration  
    Special education concentration  
    World language education concentration
 
 
Teacher Education EdS
  Educational technology concentration  
  Elementary education concentration  
  English education concentration  
  Mathematics education concentration  
  Reading education concentration  
  Science education concentration  
  Social science education concentration  
  Special education concentration  
  Teaching and learning concentration  
  World language/ESL education concentration
 
 
Graduate Certificate Program  
  Urban Education  

Financial Assistance

The department offers a variety of scholarship and financial assistance opportunities and graduate assistantships for qualified students. For application forms visit the departmental website or contact our departmental office.

TEACHER EDUCATION

The department offers programs for students seeking Tennessee Licensure in the following areas – art education (K-12); elementary teaching (K-5); English as a Second Language (PreK-12); mathematics (6-8); mathematics education; science (6-8); science education; secondary content field teaching (6-12) in English education; social sciences education; special education (K-12); special education for the deaf and hard of hearing; World Language education (PreK-12); early childhood special education endorsement; gifted education endorsement; reading endorsement.  The program features a professional year internship with accompanying coursework, which may lead to a master's degree with a major in teacher education. Specialized coursework leading to a certificate in urban education is also available in the area of urban teaching.

For admission, most programs (except the Licensure Track 2 Initial Licensure/Master of Science) require current scores from the GRE general section, and all require a departmental application form and letters of recommendation. For additional information about the various programs of study and admission, write to the Student Services Center in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, Bailey Education Complex A332. http://www.utk.edu/departments/advising or visit the departmental website at http://web.utk.edu/%7Etpte/.

DISTANCE EDUCATION

Courses leading to a Non-Licensure Track 1 Master's concentration in STEM (Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Technology) with a specialization in Gifted Education are available via Distance Education.

EDUCATION MAJOR

Faculty from the department participate in the delivery of the PhD with a major in education. Concentrations and specializations are available in literacy studies concentration (specialization in Children's and Young Adult Literature, ESL or reading); special education, deaf education, and interpreter education concentrations; and teacher education concentration (specializations in early childhood education, elementary education, English education, mathematics education, science education, or social science education).

Information on admission appears at the beginning of the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences section of this catalog.

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