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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Art Education Professional Internship Concentration (Post-Baccalaureate)

The MS in Teacher Education, Art Professional Internship Concentration prepares candidates to teach art in grades kindergarten through 12. Candidates are prepared to work in diverse settings to effectively meet the individual learning needs of their students. Candidates earn a degree in studio art (or related program), and a minor in art education. Then they complete the Professional Year – graduate coursework and a yearlong internship that leads to a master’s degree and teacher licensure.

Undergraduates – Apply here

Post-Baccalaureates – Apply here

MS in Teacher Education, Art Education Professional Internship Concentration Credit Hours
Required Courses  
TPTE 574 – Analysis of Teaching 2-3
TPTE 575 – Professional Internship 12
TPTE 591 – Clinical Studies 3-4
Concentration: Art Education courses
ARED 510 3
ARED 520 3
ARED 530 3
ARED 540 3
For Thesis Option:
TPTE 500 and successful defense of the thesis
For Course only with Examination Option:
Successful completion of a comprehensive exam with a grade of Pass is required

Joy G. Bertling, assistant professor and instructional team lead

Sherry Jankiewicz, clinical assistant professor

Students completing the MS in Teacher Education, Art Education Professional Internship Concentration have two options: 

Thesis:  42 graduate credit hours for the Thesis Option, including  TPTE 500 (6 credit hours)

Non-Thesis/Project:  36 graduate credit hours for the Course Only with Comprehensive Exam Option

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

Joy G. Bertling, assistant professor and instructional team lead

Email: jbertling@utk.edu