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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 501 3
ETEC 586 3
SPED 503 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
ASL 422 3
ASL 435 3
ASL 455 3
ASL 521 3
ASL 545 3

David Smith, research professor, team lead, and job-embedded practitioner co-coordinator

Jeffrey Davis, professor

Calvin Farley, lecturer

April Haggard, senior lecturer and ASL program coordinator

Megan Wylie Potts, lecturer and educational interpreting program coordinator

Cheryl Shahan, clinical assistant professor and job-embedded practitioner co-coordinator

Michael Skyer, assistant professor

Bill Stricklen, senior lecturer

Ethan Swafford, lecturer (not pictured)

Kimberly Wolbers, professor

Emily Bowen, ASL Lab Coordinator (not pictured)

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. Students completing the MS in Teacher Education, Practitioner Concentration, ASL education specialization earn both the MS degree and their Tennessee teaching license.

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

David Smith, research professor and instructional team lead