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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Practitioner Concentration, American Sign Language (ASL) Education Specialization (Job-Embedded Program)

The MS in Teacher Education, Practitioner Concentration, ASL Education Specialization is a fully online program for college graduates who are currently employed or seeking employment as non-licensed teachers. To complete the program and teacher licensure requirements, you must be hired by a local school district and complete a minimum of one year (10 months) of full-time teaching.

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MS in Teacher Education, Practitioner Concentration, ASL Education Specialization Credit Hours
Required Courses  
EDPY 401 –  Professional Studies: Applied Educational Psychology 3
ETEC 586 – Integrating Technology into Curriculum 3
SPED 402 – Professional Studies: Special Education and Diverse Learners 3
EDUC 576 – Practicum in Classroom Teaching (continuous enrollment) (at least 1 hour for duration of program of study; 3 hours in at least one semester) 6-8
Concentration: ASL Education courses 6
o    ASL 421 3
o    ASL 422 3
o    ASL 435 3
o    ASL 455 3
o    ASL 545 3

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

Thirty to thirty-eight credit hours are required to fulfill the requirements for the Master of Science, Practitioner Concentration. Students must complete licensure requirements within three years.

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

David Smith, research professor

Email: dsmit147@utk.edu