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Science Education, Master of Science, Track 2 Courses

The College of Education, Health & Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee, has one of the few nationally ranked teacher licensure programs. The major distinctions of this program are: admission is very selective; candidates have completed a Bachelor’s Degree; a one-year internship guarantees a full range of professional experiences; the internship counts as one year’s experience; and a Masters Degree can be completed in the process. Since this teacher licensure internship is competitive, interested persons should think and plan ahead.Admitted candidates will complete a prescribed set of courses. Certain courses must be completed before the internship year begins, other courses must be taken in conjunction with the internship, and the remainder are normally completed following the internship.

Courses required prior to the internship
The courses required prior to the internship (normally completed the preceding Spring and/or Summer semesters) are as follows (courses listed in italics require admission to the Teacher Education Program):

Hours Credit

Educational Psychology 210 * – Psycho-educational Issues in Human Development

3

Theory and Practice in Teacher Education352 – Field Experience in Teaching: Secondary I

1

Theory and Practice in Teacher Education355 – Introduction to Secondary Schools

3

Theory and Practice in Teacher Education 486 -Integrating Technology into the Curriculum

3

Educational Psychology 401 -Professional Studies: Applied Educational Psychology

3

Special Education 402 -Professional Studies: Special Education and Diverse Learners

3

Undergraduate Total

16

Courses taken during Fall Semester of the Professional Year Internship

Hours Credit

All Internships begin the first day of the school year,i.e., the first day faculty report in July or August, and end in May or June of the following year. Internships do not begin in January.During the Fall Semester, interns work in their schools the first

half of the day; during the second half of the day, interns meet

the course requirements that follow.

Science Ed 496 – Teaching Science Grades 7-12

3

Reading Ed 461 – Developing Reading Skills in the Content Field

3

Education 574 – Analysis of Teaching for Professional Development

2

Education 575 – Professional Internship in Teaching

4

Courses taken during Spring Semester of the Professional Year Internship
During this semester, interns work in their schools full time (all day) and take one course in the evening.
Education 575 – Professional Internship in Teaching

8

Education 591 – Clinical Studies

4

Courses taken during the Summer Semester following the Professional Year internship
These courses may be completed earlier in the program if scheduling permits.
Theory and Practice in Teacher Education517 – Trends and Issues in Education

3

Six credit hours of Graduate level Science Education courses

6

Three credit hours chosen from Science, Cultural Studies or Curriculum, approved in advance by the Science Education Advisor

3

Select from the following: All students are required to take two graduate Science Education courses***
Science Ed 565 – Instructional Trends in Science Education or
Science Ed 596 – Curriculum Trends in Science Education

3

Science Ed 531 – Teaching Science in Elementary and Middle School

3

Science Ed 506 – Science Education Studies in Natural Environments

3

Science Ed 509 – Education for Sustainable Development: Making Connections

3

Science Ed 510 – Theoretical Foundations of Environmental Education

3

TPTE 595 – Special Topics

6

Occasionally students may select a course in science, cultural studies or curriculum. ***
Examples include:

Chemistry 505 – Special Topics
History of Philosophy of Education
Curriculum Evaluation/ Program Development/ High School Curriculum
* May be taken before admission to program. Please enroll, along with TPTE 353, in spring semester only.
**Or an independent study course in research in the major.Discuss with science education advisor.
*** All elective hours in the graduate program must be approved in advance by the Science Education Advisor
Science Education Advisors: Elementary:
Kristin Rearden

A512 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex
Phone:
(865) 974-1162
Middle Grades & Secondary:
Mehmet Aydeniz
A408 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex
Phone: (865) 974-0885
Administrative Support Assistant:
Pat Flynn
A421 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex
Phone: (865) 974-0068

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