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  Oct 22, 2017
 
2014-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child and Family Studies Major, MS


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The child and family studies major is comprised of the general emphasis concentration and the teacher licensure (PreK-3) concentration. The general emphasis concentration requires a minimum of 37 hours – 13 hours in foundation coursework and 24 additional hours, selected with the guidance of the student's master's committee. Requirements include 6 hours of CFS 500  for the thesis option or 6 hours of practicum in CFS 564  and CFS 565  for the non-thesis option. A project is implemented during the second semester of practicum experience (CFS 565 ) and is evaluated by the student's master's committee for the non-thesis option written comprehensive examination. Students seeking the MS degree with a major in child and family studies must select a master's committee chair and file a plan of study with the department head after 12 hours of graduate credit.

Requirements

  Hours Credit
1Child and Family Studies Foundation Courses 13
2Computation-based Statistics 3
Child and Family Studies Specialization Electives 9
3General Electives 6
Thesis Research (CFS 500 ) or Practicum Experience (CFS 564  and CFS 565 ) 6
  Total 37

1CFS 510 , CFS 550 , CFS 552 , CFS 570 , CFS 572 .
2STAT 531  or STAT 537  or SOWK 605 .
3Courses may be child and family studies prefix courses or may include courses from outside the child and family studies curriculum.

General Emphasis Concentration


Requirements

The general-emphasis concentration requires a minimum of 37 hours of course work – 13 hours in foundation course work and 24 hours in specialization. The specialization credit hours are elected with guidance of the student's master's committee. Students seeking the MS with a major in child and family studies (general emphasis concentration) must select a master's committee chair and file a plan of study with the department head after 12 hours of graduate credit.

 

Teacher-Licensure (PreK-3) Concentration


Requirements

The teacher-licensure (PreK-3) concentration is designed for students seeking a MS along with initial teacher licensure in early childhood education (PreK through Grade 3). At the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students interested in the MS with a major in child and family studies [teacher-licensure (PreK-3) concentration] must apply for admission to graduate study through the procedures outlined above. Application for admission to teacher licensure (PreK-3) is a part of the application process to the graduate program and is described in the Undergraduate Catalog. Admission to teacher-licensure (PreK-3) is concurrent with admission to the child and family studies master's program. The teacher-licensure (PreK-3) concentration requires 36 hours of course work, a practice-based review of research, and the edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment).

Curriculum

  Hours Credit
1 Child and Family Studies Foundation Courses 9
2 Childhood Education Core (includes licensure) 24
 Math Education course (MEDU 530 ) 3
  Total 36

1 CFS 510  or CFS 550 ; CFS 511  or CFS 552 ; and CFS 512  (3).
2 CFS 574  (2), CFS 551  (3), CFS 569  (3), CFS 591  (4), CFS 575  (12). Students complete an action research project in CFS 569 .
Project in Lieu of Thesis: complete Action Research Project CFS 569  and CFS 591  and written comprehensive exam.

 

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