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    Nov 27, 2021  
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog 
    
2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child and Family Studies Major, MS


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The child and family studies major requires a minimum of 36 hours of coursework—12 hours in foundation coursework and 24 additional credit hours, selected with guidance of the student’s master’s committee (nine credit hours in child and family studies prefix courses; six credit hours in graduate electives, which may include child and family studies-prefix courses; three credit hours in STAT 531  , STAT 537 , or SOWK 605 ; and six credit hours of thesis research in CFS 500  for the thesis option or six credit hours of practicum in CFS 564  and CFS 565  for the non-thesis option). A project is implemented during the second semester of practicum experience (CFS 565 ) and is evaluated by the student’s master’s committee for the non-thesis option written comprehensive examination. Students seeking the MS degree with a major in child and family studies must select a master’s committee chair and file a plan of study with the department head after 12 hours of graduate credit.

Requirements

  Hours Credit
1Child and Family Studies Foundation Courses 12
2Computation-based Statistics 3
Child and Family Studies Specialization Electives 9
3General Electives 6
Thesis Research (CFS 500 ) or Practicum Experience (CFS 564  and CFS 565 ) 6
  Total 36

1CFS 510 , CFS 511 , CFS 550 , CFS 570 .
2STAT 531  or STAT 537  or SOWK 605 .
3Courses may be child and family studies prefix courses or may include courses from outside the child and family studies curriculum.

General Emphasis Concentration


Requirements
The general-emphasis concentration requires a minimum of 36 hours of course work – 12 hours in foundation course work and 24 hours in specialization. The specialization credit hours are elected with guidance of the student’s master’s committee. Students seeking the MS with a major in child and family studies (general emphasis concentration) must select a master’s committee chair and file a plan of study with the department head after 12 hours of graduate credit.

Teacher-Licensure (PreK-3) Concentration


Requirements
The teacher-licensure (PreK-3) concentration is designed for students seeking a MS along with initial teacher licensure in early childhood education (PreK through Grade 3). At the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, students interested in the MS with a major in child and family studies [teacher-licensure (PreK-3) concentration] must apply for admission to graduate study through the procedures outlined above. Application for admission to teacher licensure (PreK-3) is a part of the application process to the graduate program and is described in the Undergraduate Catalog. Admission to teacher-licensure (PreK-3) is concurrent with admission to the child and family studies master’s program. The teacher-licensure (PreK-3) concentration requires 36 hours of course work and a written comprehensive exam.

Curriculum

  Hours Credit
1 Child and Family Studies Foundation Courses 9
2 Childhood Education Core (includes licensure) 24
3 Childhood Education Specialization Elective 3
  Total 36

1 Child and Family Studies CFS 510 , CFS 511 , CFS 550 .
2 Child and Family Studies CFS 512  (3), CFS 569  (3) CFS 574  (2), CFS 575  (12),  CFS 591  (4). Students complete an action research project in Child and Family Studies CFS 569 .
3 Elected from list of courses with prior committee approval.

 

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