Jul 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

Ellen McIntyre, Dean
Kristina Gordon, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Engagement
David Cihak, Associate Dean and Director, Bailey Graduate School of Education
Hollie Raynor, Assistant Dean, Research

Jana Spitzer, Director of Student Services


The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences is a vibrant and diverse college that seeks to enhance quality of life through research, outreach and practice. Our mission is “to promote a healthy, educated, and civil society; to encourage life-long learning; and to enhance the quality of life within the diverse, global community by preparing professionals to lead and serve through research and engagement in outreach activities.” In alignment with that mission our vision is “to be nationally and internationally recognized for our rich academic programs, highly qualified faculty and staff, and diverse and academically talented student population.” The college aspires to build on it already strong reputation in ways that enhances student learning, creates new knowledge through research, and positively impacts our world on local-to-global levels.

Our core values are:

  • An appreciation of individuals regardless of race, creed, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability or socioeconomic status.
  • A recognition of the challenge of teaching, learning and practice and a commitment to high quality instruction and academic integrity.
  • A commitment to the pursuit of knowledge, the respectful exchange of ideas, and academic freedom.
  • An understanding of the rich rewards that come through intercultural and international engagement.
  • A commitment to making a positive impact through outreach and engagement.
  • A resolution to act according to high ethical and professional standards.
  • An obligation to create a college culture that is respectful and appreciative of all members of our community. 

The work of those associated with the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences is focused on enhancing the quality of human life through research, outreach, and practice. To facilitate this work the College is subdivided into the following academic departments: Child and Family Studies; Educational Leadership and Policy Studies; Educational Psychology and Counseling; Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport Studies; Nutrition; Public Health; Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management; Theory and Practice in Teacher Education Teacher Education.


The Teacher Education Program at the University of Tennessee is accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), www.ncate.org. This accreditation covers the initial teacher preparation programs and advanced educator preparation programs. However, the accreditation does not include individual education courses that the institution offers to P-12 educators for professional development, relicensure, or other purposes.

The College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences has accredited academic programs in - Counselor Education, Clinical 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; School Psychology by the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists; Public Health by the Council on Education for Public Health; Dietetics by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND); Therapeutic Recreation by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT) for the National Recreation and Park Association.

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 graduate programs leading to completion of the following degrees: Master of Science, Master of Public Health, Specialist in Education, Doctor of Public Health, and Doctor of Philosophy. Some departments offer Graduate Certificates in specific areas of study.

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 http://cehhs.utk.edu/.

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 2012-2013 Academic Year – the University of Tennessee 100%; State of Tennessee 99%.

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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Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport Studies

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Public Health

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Retail, Hospitality, and Tourism Management

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Theory and Practice in Teacher Education

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