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Specialist in Education (EdS) in Teacher Education

Art Education Concentration

The Educational Specialist (EdS) degree in Teacher Education, Art Concentration, is designed for students who are seeking to enhance their professional knowledge and expertise in art education. This degree is designed for those students who already possess a master’s degree in education.

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EdS in Teacher Education, Art Education Concentration Credit Hours
Required Courses (Core Area) 6
Must include one course from two of the following areas: adult learning, assessment, cultural studies, educational technology, ESL, instructional pedagogy; or Special Education
Concentration: Art Education courses
ARED 510 3
ARED 520 3
ARED 530 3
ARED 540 3
For Thesis Option:
TPTE 518  – Thesis Research 6
For Non-Thesis Option:
TPTE 503 – Problems in Lieu of Thesis 6
For Both Options:
  • Education courses at the 400-level required for licensure are not eligible.
  • At least 2/3 of the semester credit hours accumulated in the master’s.
  • All of the last 30 credit hours of coursework must be in 500- or 600-level courses.

Joy G. Bertling, assistant professor and instructional team leader

Sherry Jankiewicz, clinical assistant professor

Students completing the EdS in Teacher Education, Art Education Concentration have two options:

Thesis Option:  Students enroll in TPTE 518 (Educational Specialist Thesis and Research) for 6 credit hours. The EdS thesis must be approved by the student’s committee prior to submission to the Office of Graduate Studies for final approval and acceptance. The student must register for thesis hours during this time.

Project Option:  Students enroll in TPTE 503 (Problems in Lieu of Thesis) for 6 credit hours

If you have questions about the program or the course of study, please contact:

Joy G. Bertling, assistant professor and instructional team leader

Email: jbertling@utk.edu