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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Educational Studies Concentration, American Sign Language (ASL) Education Specialization

The Educational Studies concentration does not lead to initial teacher licensure but, depending on the student’s program of study, may lead to an additional endorsement area for an already licensed teacher. It is designed for students who hold a valid Tennessee teaching license, are preparing to teach on the post-secondary level, or are preparing for careers that do not require teacher licensure. Non-licensed applicants to Education Studies concentration will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and must have a strong disciplinary background and professional goals, which can be fostered through participation in the non-licensure program.

The ASL Education specialization is for students who:

  • hold a valid Tennessee teaching license, or
  • are preparing to teach on the post-secondary level, or
  • are preparing for careers that do not require teacher licensure
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MS in Teacher Education, Educational Studies Concentration, ASL Specialization Credit Hours
Required Courses
TPTE 517 – Trends and Issues in Education 3
ETEC 586 or ETEC 587 (or other approved technology course) 3
Approved Research course

Suggested: EDPY 505, EDPY 506, EDPY 550, EDPY 577, EDPY 583)

3
Concentration: ASL Education courses 12 minimum
Additional Course Requirements
For Thesis Option:
TPTE 500

Related Studies

6

6

For Course only with Examination Option:
Related Studies 12
For Both Options

Two-thirds of total credit hours for MS degree must be 500-level or above

David Smith, research professor and instructional team lead

Jeffrey Davis, professor

Calvin Farley, lecturer

April Haggard, senior lecturer

Megan Wylie Potts, lecturer

Cheryl Shahan, clinical assistant professor

Bill Stricklen, senior lecturer

Kimberly Wolbers, professor

Thesis Option: 33 graduate credit hours.

Course Only with Examination Option: Minimum of 33 hours.

Two-thirds of the total hours for the MS degree must be 500-level or above.

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

David Smith, research professor

Email: dsmit147@utk.edu