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2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

Robert A. Rider, Dean
Lynn C. Cagle, Associate Dean, Professional Licensure and Outreach

Robert Cargile, Director of Research and External Funding
Thomas W. George, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs and Administrative Services
Shirley W. Hastings, Associate Dean, Extension
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 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), 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.

Funded Projects
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 Educational Leadership, the Center for Literacy Studies, the Center for Physical Activity and Health, Connections for Education Outreach, 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, Center for Enhancing Education in Math and Sciences, the Institute for Assessment and Evaluation, the Instructional Services Center, the Korn Learning, Assessment, and Social Skills Center, the Nutrition Institute, 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 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 & Policy, the Tourism Institute, and the Veterans’ Pre-College Program.

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, and Doctor of Philosophy.

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 2007-2008 Academic Year – the University of Tennessee 98%; State of Tennessee 98%.

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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