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2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Secondary English Education Graduate Certificate

The graduate certificate in Secondary English Education is intended for those seeking to develop a knowledge and skill base that undergirds effective, equity focused teaching of secondary English education. Coursework in this certificate is designed to lead to an additional endorsement in secondary English education for teachers licensed in other areas in the state of Tennessee, pending transcript review, passing appropriate licensure exams and approval of the faculty advisor. Home department: Theory and Practice in Teacher Education .

Campus Code

Knoxville Campus

Distance Education

Graduate Certificate Type


Admissions Standards/Procedures

  • Applicants can be currently admitted to a degree program at UTK or can apply solely for the Secondary English Education Graduate Certificate through the Graduate Admissions Office.
  • All 12 credit hours of graduate coursework must be completed at the University of Tennessee within five years of applying for a certificate.

Academic Standards

  • Students must maintain a 3.50 graduate GPA in all certificate courses in the program and complete the requirements within five years of applying for a certificate.

Credit Hours Required

12 graduate credit hours

Non-Course Requirements

To receive the certificate, students must:
1) complete the Graduate Certificate Course Verification Form (located on the Graduate School webpage under the Forms Central tab) and
2) through MyUTK, apply to graduate from the certificate program.