2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Teacher Education Major, MS


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The Master of Science with a major in Teacher Education offers Professional Internship concentrations that lead to teacher licensure. The Professional Internship concentrations are designed for students seeking initial teacher licensure in several concentrations and a master’s degree in Teacher Education.

Licensure may also be sought through the Practitioner concentration, which is designed for students who are earning an initial teaching credential while serving as an instructor of record in a school. In areas of teacher shortage, state licensure requirements allow a partnership school system (or private school) to employ an individual as “instructor of record,” provided content/subject knowledge has been met, and the candidate has been admitted to an approved educator preparation program. The teacher would enter a graduate-level teacher licensure program, while carrying out the duties and responsibilities of a first-year teacher, with school system and UT faculty as mentors. The teacher has three years to complete licensure requirements. The Tennessee Department of Education’s Office of Educator Licensing will issue the license only at the recommendation of the approved educator preparation program. Contact the Office of Advising and Student Services for more information (http://cehhsadvising.utk.edu/licensure/).

The department also offers a concentration in Educational Studies. The Educational Studies concentration does not lead to initial teacher licensure. This concentration is designed for students who hold a valid Tennessee teaching license, for those wishing to enhance their professional knowledge and expertise, for those preparing to teach on the post-secondary level, or for those preparing for careers that do not require teacher licensure. Depending on the student’s program of study, this concentration may lead to an additional endorsement area for an already licensed teacher.

The Master of Science in Teacher Education offers thesis and non-thesis options and require students to submit a written comprehensive examination. In addition, students completing theses must sit for an oral examination of their theses.

Admission
For all programs, students must meet all current graduate school admission requirements and departmental requirements in addition to submitting a graduate school and departmental application. Three letters of recommendation are also required for the Educational Studies concentration.

Professional Internship Initial Licensure concentrations


The Professional Internship concentrations are intended for individuals seeking initial teacher licensure. Applicants to any of the professional internship concentrations must first interview with a teacher education admissions board and be admitted to teacher education. Individuals are encouraged to contact the college’s Student Services Center, A332 Bailey Education Complex, for a diagnostic interview and to develop a tentative course of study and time line.

Requirements
Teacher Education, MS:  Professional Internship concentrations common course requirements

Master’s Internship concentrations are 36 graduate credit hours (non-thesis); 42 graduate credit hours (thesis). Students, regardless of teaching concentration (e.g., elementary, secondary, etc.), complete a common teacher licensure core of 24 graduate credit hours during the Professional Internship year (see below). For non-thesis master’s degree students, successful completion of a comprehensive exam with a grade of Pass is required.

Professional Internship Year common core courses (24 credit hours)

Additional course concentration requirements to earn a master’s degree (12 credit hours)
In addition to the Professional Internship Year common core courses listed above, students must complete an additional 12 credit hours of graduate coursework that is unique to their concentration field to earn a master’s degree. Additional courses required for each concentration are listed below.
 

Art Education Professional Internship concentration
ARED 510 , ARED 520 , ARED 530 , ARED 540 .
 

ASL Education Professional Internship concentration
Candidates need a minimum score of Advanced level on SLPI or 4 on ASLPI.
ASL 421  (offered summer term only), ASL 422 , ASL 545 , ENED 509  or REED 543 .
 

Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Professional Internship concentration
Research elective (3); non-specified electives (9).
 

Elementary Education Professional Internship concentration
6 credit hours chosen from MEDU 530 , REED 530 , SCED 531 , or SSCE 521 , 6 credit hours of educational electives chosen from historical, philosophical, or social foundations; educational technology; reading education; language arts education; science education; social science education; elementary education; issues in teacher education.
 

English as a Second Language Education Professional Internship concentration
TPTE 517 ; advisor approved electives (9).
 

English Education Professional Internship concentration
TPTE 517 , TPTE 549 , TPTE 588  or an elective in the history of sociology or philosophy of education; 6 credit hours of specialty area electives (see faculty advisor).
 

Mathematics Education Professional Internship concentration
TPTE 517 ; TPTE 549 , TPTE 588  or an elective in the history of sociology or philosophy of education; 6 credit hours of specialty area electives (see faculty advisor).
 

Mathematics Grades 6-8 Education Professional Internship concentration
TPTE 517 ; REED 543 ; 6 credit hours of electives (see faculty advisor).
 

Science Education Professional Internship concentration
TPTE 517 ; TPTE 549 , TPTE 588  or an elective in the history of sociology or philosophy of education; 6 credit hours of specialty area electives (see faculty advisor).
 

Science Grades 6-8 Education Professional Internship concentration
TPTE 517 ; REED 543 ; 6 credit hours of electives (see faculty advisor).
 

Social Sciences Education Professional Internship concentration
TPTE 517 ; TPTE 549 , TPTE 588  or an elective in the history of sociology or philosophy of education; 6 credit hours of specialty area electives (see faculty advisor).
 

Special Education Professional Internship concentration
SPED 553 , SPED 556 ; 6 credit hours of electives (see advisor).
 

World Language Education Professional Internship concentration
TPTE 517 ; ETEC 586 or ETEC 587  (or approved educational technology course); approved graduate class in the World Language; WLEL 445 and WLEL 455  (Teaching World Languages, PreK-5).
 

Educational Studies Concentration


The Educational Studies concentration does not lead to initial teacher licensure but, depending on the student’s program of study, may lead to an additional endorsement area for an already licensed teacher. It is for students seeking to enhance their professional knowledge and expertise, for those preparing to teach on the post-secondary level, or for those preparing for careers that do not require teacher licensure. Thesis and non-thesis options are available as are specializations in several subject and specialty areas. Both the thesis and non-thesis options require students to submit a written comprehensive examination and 2/3 of total credit hours must be 500-level or above. In addition, students completing theses must sit for an oral examination of their theses.

Thesis: Minimum 30 graduate credit hours, satisfactory completion of written thesis and oral defense of thesis; 2/3 of total hours for MS degree must be 500-level or above.

Non-Thesis: Minimum 33 graduate credit hours, satisfactory completion of written comprehensive examination; 2/3 of total hours for MS must be 500-level or above.

Art Education Specialization


Advising Note for Thesis and Non-Thesis Options

An exhibition, instead of a thesis, must be of work directed by art and art education faculty. The artwork must be completed while pursuing the master’s degree. A written paper must accompany the exhibition.

Art Education  (Thesis Option) Credit Hours
1 Core 6
2 Concentration 18
Theory and Practice in Teacher Education TPTE 500  (Thesis)    6
  Total 30
1 Theory and Practice in Teacher Education TPTE 517 , Educational Psychology EDPY 577 , or other approved research design course.
2 Art Education ARED 510 , ARED 520 , ARED 530 , ARED 540 ; art history 400- or 500-level (3); studio art courses 400- or 500-level (3).

 

Art Education (Non-Thesis Option)  Credit Hours
1 Core 6
2 Concentration 21
500-Level Electives    6
  Total 33
1 TPTE 517 ; EDAM 520 ; EDPY 550 , EDPY 577 , or other committee approved research design.
2 ARED 510 , ARED 520 , ARED 530 , ARED 540 ; art history 400- or 500-level (3); studio art courses 400- or 500-level (3); TPTE 593  or TPTE 595 .

 

Cultural Studies of Educational Foundations Specialization (thesis or problems option)


The concentration’s intellectual identity emerges from a post-disciplinary orientation which includes coursework and research across the traditions of anthropology, history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and women’s studies. Academically based community service, community based participatory research, and philosophical, ethnographic, and feminist inquiry in the program coursework address fundamental issues in education and relations of power.

Requirements Credit Hours
1Concentration 15
2Specialization (choose one) 9
3Research 6
4Thesis or Problems in Lieu of Thesis 6
  Total 36
1 CSE 591 , CSE 592 . Select two from CSE 504 , CSE 511 , CSE 539 , CSE 545 , CSE 549 , CSE 550  OR CSE 639 .
2 Students can design their own specialization area such as gender studies in education; multicultural education; rural education; or religion, ethics and morality.
3 Select two courses from CSE 526 , EDPY 559 , EDPY 506 EDPY 682 , or advisor approved substitute.
4 CSE 500  or CSE 503 .

NOTE: To meet program requirements, students must select courses in consultation with a program advisor. Program totals are minimums and some students may be required to complete additional coursework to overcome background deficiencies.

 

Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialization


Contact the department head for information on this concentration.

English Education, Mathematics Education, Science Education, Social Science Education, and World Language/ESL Specializations


Thesis Option
Minimum 30 credit hours of approved graduate coursework, 6 credit hours of TPTE 500 , and satisfactory completion of written thesis and oral defense of thesis. Two-thirds of the total credit hours for the MS must be 500-level courses or above.

Non-Thesis Option
Non-Thesis: Minimum 33 credit hours of approved graduate coursework and satisfactory completion of written and/or oral comprehensive examination. Two-thirds of the total credit hours for the MS must be 500-level courses or above.

Non-Thesis option  Credit Hours
* Core Area 9
Specialization Area 12
Related Studies 12
All classes must be approved by major advisor.  
* TPTE 517 ; EDPY 550 , EDPY 577 , EDAM 520 , or other approved research course; ETEC 586 , ETEC 587  or other approved educational technology course.

 

Elementary Education Specialization


Thesis Option Credit Hours
1 Core 9
Specialization 12
2 Related Studies 3
 TPTE 500      6
  Total 30
1 EDPY 577  or other approved research design course; TPTE 517 ; 3 credit hours determined by student and advisor.
2 Choose from at least three areas – reading education, language arts education, mathematics education, science education, social studies education, elementary curriculum, middle school curriculum.
 
Non-Thesis Option Credit Hours
1 Core 12
Specialization 15
2 Related Studies    6
  Total 33
1 EDPY 550 , EDPY 577 , EDAM 520 , or other approved research design course; TPTE 517 ; 6 credit hours determined by student and advisor.
2 Choose from at least three areas – reading education, language arts education, mathematics education, science education, social studies education, elementary curriculum, middle school curriculum.
 

Literacy Education Specialization


Thesis Option Credit Hours
1 Core 9
Specialization (reading education courses) 12
2 Related Studies 3
 TPTE 500      6
  Total 30
1 EDPY 577  or other approved research design course; TPTE 517 ; 3 credit hours determined by student and advisor.
2 Choose 3 graduate credit hours from language arts education, English education, elementary curriculum, elementary education, middle school curriculum, special education, or educational psychology.
 
Non-Thesis Option Credit Hours
1 Core 12
Specialization (reading education courses) 12
2 Related Studies    9
  Total 33
1 EDPY 550 , EDPY 577 , EDAM 520 , or other approved research design course; TPTE 517 ; 6 credit hours determined by student and advisor.
2 Choose 9 credit hours from language arts education, English education, elementary curriculum, elementary education, middle school curriculum, special education, or educational psychology.

 

Science Education (Informal Education) Specialization


Thesis Option Credit Hours
1 Core 9
2 Specialization 12
3 Related Studies 3
 TPTE 500  (Thesis)    6
  Total 30
1 EDPY 577  or other approved research design course; TPTE 517 ; 3 credit hours determined by student and advisor.
2 SCED 509 , SCED 510 ; 3 credit hours determined by student and advisor.
3 Determined by student and advisor.
 
Non-Thesis Option Credit Hours
1 Core 12
2 Concentration 15
3 Related Studies    6
  Total 33
1 EDPY 550 , EDPY 577 , EDAM 520 , or other approved research design course; TPTE 517 ; 6 credit hours determined by student and advisor.
2 SCED 509 , SCED 510 ; 6 credit hours determined by student and advisor.
3 Determined by student and advisor.

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Specialization


Note: STEM offers a specialization in gifted education. Specific course selection and sequence should be determined in consultation with student’s advisor. This concentration is offered via distance education (DE).

Thesis Option Only Credit Hours
1Core 12
2Specialization 12
  Related Studies 6
 TPTE 500  (Thesis)    6
  Total 36
1 TPTE 517 ; TPTE 540 ; ETEC 586 ; TPTE 588  
2 SCED 572 ; SCED 509 ; MEDU 543  or SCED 543 MEDU 583  or SCED 565 ; ELED 524 ; EDDE 504  or SPED 506  (3 credit hours); SPED 574 ; SPED 575  

 

Special Education Specialization


1 Core 12
2 Specialization 12
 TPTE 500  (Thesis)    6
  Total 30
  1 SPED 556 ; EDPY 505 , SPED 590 , SPED 553 .
  2 Select appropriate courses with major advisor.

Courses in Gifted Education specialization are available via distance education: SPED 574 ; SPED 575 ; ELED 524 ; SCED 572 ; SPED 506 . Specific course selection and sequence should be determined in consultation with the student’s advisor. Gifted courses may be taken in partial fulfillment of degree requirements in other degree programs upon approval of the student’s graduate committee.
 

Non-Thesis Option Credit Hours
1 Core 12
2 Concentration  24
  Total 36
  1 SPED 556 ; EDPY 505 , SPED 590 , SPED 553 .
  2 Select appropriate courses with major advisor.

Courses in Gifted Education specialization are available via distance education: SPED 574 ; SPED 575 ; ELED 524 ; SCED 572 ; SPED 506 . Specific course selection and sequence should be determined in consultation with the student’s advisor. Gifted courses may be taken in partial fulfillment of degree requirements in other degree programs upon approval of the student’s graduate committee.

 

Teaching and Learning Specialization


Thesis Option Credit Hours
1 Core 9
2 Specialization 9
3 Related Studies 6
TPTE 500      6
  Total 30
1 EDPY 577  or other approved research design course; TPTE 517 ; approved educational technology course.
2 Faculty approved graduate courses in curriculum or instructional pedagogy.
3 Faculty approved graduate courses in leadership, strategic planning, adult education, or other committee approved topics.
 
Non-Thesis Option Credit Hours
1 Core 9
2 Specialization 12
3 Related Studies    9
  Total 30
1EDPY 550 , EDPY 577 , EDAM 520 , or other approved research design course; TPTE 517 ; approved educational technology course.  
2Faculty approved graduate courses in curriculum or instructional pedagogy.  
3Faculty approved graduate courses in leadership, strategic planning, adult education, or other committee approved topics.  

 

Practitioner Concentration


The Practitioner concentration leads to licensure in high needs content areas, math education, science education, special education, world languages, and English as a second language. It is designed for students who are earning an initial teaching credential while serving as an instructor of record in a school. In areas of teacher shortage, state licensure requirements allow a partnership school system (or private school) to employ an individual as “instructor of record,” provided content/subject knowledge has been met, and the candidate has been admitted to an approved educator preparation program (EPP). The student would enter a graduate-level teacher EPP, while carrying out the duties and responsibilities of a first-year teacher, with school system and UT faculty as mentors, and has three years to complete licensure requirements. The Tennessee Department of Education’s Office of Educator Licensing will issue the license only at the recommendation of the approved educator preparation program. Contact the Office of Advising and Student Services for more information (http://cehhsadvising.utk.edu/licensure/).

The Practitioner concentration common core courses are listed below. Students must complete an additional 12 credit hours of graduate coursework that is unique to their concentration field to earn a master’s degree.

EDPY 401  (3), ETEC 486  (3), SPED 402  (3), SPED 557  (3), EDUC 576  (4-7), Concentration specific courses (6-12).

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