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    University of Tennessee, Knoxville
    Dec 08, 2023  
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Educational Psychology and Counseling

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R. Steve McCallum, Head
Tricia McClam, Associate Head,
Director of Graduate Studies

Brockett, R., PhD - Syracuse
George, T. (Associate Dean), EdD - Tennessee
Greenberg, K., PhD - George Peabody
Huck, S., PhD - Northwestern
Kronick, R., PhD - Tennessee
McCallum, R.S., PhD - Georgia
McClam, T., PhD - South Carolina
Peters, J., EdD - North Carolina State
Skinner, C., PhD - Lehigh
Studer, J., EdD - Toledo
Thayer-Bacon, B., PhD - Indiana
Waugh, M., EdD - Georgia
Williams, R., PhD - George Peabody
Woodside, M., EdD - Virginia Tech
Associate Professors
Bain, S., PhD - Southern Mississippi
Cochran, J., PhD - Virginia Tech
Diambra, J., EdD - William & Mary
Dunn, P., PhD - Ohio State
Paulus, T., PhD - Indiana
Skinner, A., PhD - Mississippi State
Ziegler, M., EdD - Columbia
Assistant Professors
Anders, A., PhD - North Carolina (Chapel Hill)
Gibbons, M., PhD - North Carolina (Greensboro)
Morrow, J.A., PhD - Rhode Island
Pfaffman, J., PhD - Vanderbilt
Skolits, G., EdD - East Tennessee State
Spurgeon, S., PhD - North Carolina (Greensboro)
Clinical Professor
Wilhoit, B., PhD - Tennessee
Clinical Assistant Professor
Harvey, D., PhD - Tennessee
Clinical Instructor
Rimmell, L., MS - Tennessee


Counseling MS
    Mental health counseling concentration  
  Psychosocial rehabilitation concentration  
  Rehabilitation counseling concentration  
  School counseling concentration  
Counselor Education PhD
Education MS
  Cultural studies of educational foundations concentration  
  Instructional technology concentration  
Education EdS
  Instructional technology concentration  
  School counseling  
  School psychology  
Education PhD
  Learning environments and educational studies  
Educational Psychology MS
  Adult education concentration  
  Applied educational psychology concentration  
Educational Psychology and Research PhD
  Adult learning concentration  
  Evaluation, statistics and measurement concentration  
School Psychology PhD
Graduate Certificate Programs  
  Evaluation, statistics and measurement  
  Qualitative research methods in education  


The Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling offers eight masters programs, three educational specialist programs, and five doctoral programs. These sixteen programs are positioned under six majors: Counseling, Counselor Education, Education, Educational Psychology, Educational Psychology and Research, and School Psychology. The Counselor Education and School Psychology doctoral programs are free-standing majors. The (a) Adult Learning and (b) Evaluation, Statistics, and Measurement doctoral programs are concentrations under the Educational Psychology and Research Major. The doctoral program, “Learning Environments and Educational Studies,” is a doctoral concentration under the Education Major.

Two of our doctoral programs operate under the supervision of national accrediting agencies: Counselor Education is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), and the School Psychology program is accredited/approved by American Psychological Association (APA), the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Two Masters programs, Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling, are also accredited by CACREP. The Masters program in Rehabilitation Counseling is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education, Inc. (CORE). No supervisory agencies exist to accredit other programs in the Department. Overall, the Department’s programs prepare graduates to work in the public schools, higher education, mental health agencies, and business and industry.

Adult Education

The adult education program is designed for those interested in providing learning opportunities for adults. It is intended for educators of adults in a wide range of settings such as adult literacy, continuing higher education, business and industry, government and community-based organizations, volunteer agencies, and professional and staff development programs. The program prepares individuals for such roles as program planner, instructor, trainer, and administrator.

Evaluation, Statistics and Measurement Concentration

The evaluation, statistics and measurement concentrations concentration is designed for students interested in pursuing careers as evaluators of learning needs and outcomes in educational settings. The program encompasses the evaluation requirements and needs of diverse educational settings across the P-16 continuum, as well as educational endeavors conducted under the auspices of private, profit and non-profit organizations. The concentration includes course work in program (and project) evaluation, classroom assessment, and personnel evaluation systems. This concentration combines elements of evaluation theory, evaluation and assessment methods, and hands-on applications to provide students with relevant knowledge and skills for engaging in research and/or the practice of educational evaluation.

Counseling Programs

The programs within the counseling area prepare individuals as professional counselors and counselor educators in community mental health, human service, and rehabilitation agencies; educational institutions; private practice; government; business; and industrial settings. The courses of study focus on professional identity, social and cultural diversity, human growth and development, career development, helping relationships, group work, assessment, and research and program evaluation. The degrees offered are Master of Science with a major in counseling (concentrations in mental health counseling, psychosocial rehabilitation, rehabilitation counseling, and school counseling); Specialist in Education with a major in school counseling; Doctor of Philosophy with a major in counselor education. The MS and EdS programs provide course work required to obtain licensure. The mental health counseling, school counseling, and doctoral programs are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The graduate program in rehabilitation counseling is service oriented and is accredited by the Council on Rehabilitation Education, Inc. (CORE). It leads to certification from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Education (CRCC).

School Psychology Programs

The school psychology programs are based on a data-based decision-making model and offer advanced training in psychological, educational, and professional foundations including training in assessment, research, consultation, and intervention. Two degree programs are offered – the Specialist in Education (EdS) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). The school psychology programs are designed to meet accreditation requirements of relevant bodies including the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Tennessee Department of Education. Information about current accreditation status can be obtained from the website. Admission occurs once a year and materials are due by January 15.

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