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2009-2010 Graduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

Robert A. Rider, Dean
Lynn C. Cagle, Associate Dean, Professional Licensure and Outreach
Thomas W. George, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Administrative Services
Shirley W. Hastings, Associate Dean, Extension
Vena Long, Associate Dean, Research and Professional Development
Dulcie L. Peccolo, Director of Student Services

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences was created in 2002 through a merger of the former College of Education and the former College of Human Ecology. The merger of these two colleges, both with rich histories and exemplary records of achievement, resulted from a recognition of complementary institutional missions and a belief that the two colleges, as one, would become more effective in dealing with the complex challenges facing families, schools, and communities in the 21st century.

The union of Education and Human Ecology to form the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences honors their past independent accomplishments but is now focused on an interdependent future. The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences is a people-centered college that is intent on enhancing significant aspects of the human condition and, with its disciplines located at the intersection of many of societies greatest challenges, is positioned to make a significant difference through its programs of study, research, and outreach.

The Teacher Education Program at the University of Tennessee is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), This accreditation covers the initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs.

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences holds accreditation with the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. Among its accredited academic programs are the following – Counselor Education, Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs; Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing by the Council on Education of the Deaf; Rehabilitation Counseling by the Council on Rehabilitation Education; School Psychology by the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists; Public Health by the Council on Education for Public Health; Sport Management (Graduate Level) by the NASSM/NASPE Sport Management Program Review Council; Dietetics by the American Dietetics Association; Recreation and Leisure  Studies by the National Recreation and Park Association/American Association for Leisure and Recreation.

Facilities for research and service include the Academic Enrichment Program; the Affymetrix MicroArray Core Facility; the Appalachian Collaborative Center for Learning; the Assessment and Instruction in  Mathematics; the Appalachian Rural Systemic Initiative; the Center on Deafness; the Center on Disability and Employment; the Center for Literacy Studies; the Center for Physical Activity and Health; the Early Learning Center for Research and Practice; the Cornerstone; the Educational Interpreting Program; the Educational Opportunity Center; the Family Life Project; the Gerber Grant Project; Gradkids; the High School Equivalency Program; the Institute for  Assessment and Evaluation; the Instructional Services Center; the Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills Center; the Least Restrictive Environment for Life Project; the Math and Science Regional Center; the Nutrition Institute; the Orientation to Deafness Program; the Pre-College Upward Bound Program; Project Impact; Project Wave; the Reading Center; the Rehabilitation Counseling in Deafness Program; the Rehabilitation Counseling Program; the Small Animal Research Lab; the Southeastern Regional Interpreter Training Consortium; the Talent Search Program; the Technology Enhanced Curriculum Lab; the Tennessee’s Early Intervention System; the THEC Minority Teacher Education Project; the Center for Higher Education, Research and Policy; the Tourism Institute; the UT-TIE; the Urban Impact Project; and the Veterans’ Pre-College Program.

Teacher Education

Post baccalaureate students who desire to become teachers (i.e., Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 12) must make application to the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences’ Teacher Education Program and complete the equivalent of an undergraduate minor in education before enrolling in required graduate courses. Information on admission to teacher education and prerequisite undergraduate courses is available through the Undergraduate Catalog, the college’s Student Services Center (Jane and David Bailey Education Complex A332) or at

Title II, HEA Compliance Report

Per requirements of Title II of the Higher Education Act, the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences reports the following pass rates on State required licensure tests for the 2005-2006 Academic Year – the University of Tennessee 98%; State of Tennessee 97%.

Graduate Programs of Study

Graduate study in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences prepares students for teaching, research, and public service in schools, colleges, universities, and agencies or managerial positions in government, business, and industry. The college offers programs leading to completion of the Master of Public Health degree, Master of Science degree, Specialist in Education degree, and Doctor of Philosophy degree. Additionally, the college makes available graduate certificate programs and various minors.

Intercollegiate/Interdisciplinary Gerontology Minor

Graduate students in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, may pursue an intercollegiate/interdisciplinary minor in gerontology. The gerontology minor gives the student an opportunity for combining the knowledge about aging in American society with his/her major concentration.
Core courses and a practicum are offered by the College of Social Work and selected departments within the Colleges of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and Arts and Sciences. A cross-listed seminar between contributing programs is designed to integrate experiences from different sources and to demonstrate the multi-faceted nature of working within an aging society. Please refer to the College of Nursing  for specific requirements.

Graduate Certificate in Gerontology

Graduate students in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences may pursue the graduate certificate in gerontology. For complete details on the certificate, refer to the College of Social Work .

Child and Family Studies

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Educational Leadership and Policy Studies

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Educational Psychology and Counseling

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Exercise, Sport, and Leisure Studies

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Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management

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Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

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