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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Educational Studies Concentration, Cultural Studies in Education Foundations Specialization

The MS in Teacher Education, Educational Studies Concentration, Cultural Studies in Educational Foundations Specialization is for licensed teachers who are interested in advancing their knowledge about Cultural Studies in Education. It does not lead to initial licensure.  The graduate programs in Cultural Studies in Educational Foundations (CSE) at the University of Tennessee represent a unique and challenging interdisciplinary experience. The programs’ intellectual identity emerges from a post-disciplinary orientation which includes coursework and research across the traditions of anthropology, history, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. Academically based community service, community based participatory research, and philosophical, ethnographic, critical race, and feminist inquiry in the programs’ coursework address fundamental issues in education and relations of power. Students in the programs join an intellectual community committed to issues of social justice as well as theoretical, methodological, and discursive work. Faculty encourage students to collaborate and to study and research across disciplinary boundaries. Graduates of the program teach in Cultural Studies and Social Foundations of Education in higher education and or conduct work in these areas in applied educational, social, and political settings.

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MS in Teacher Education, Educational Studies Concentration, Cultural Studies in Educational Foundations 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: Cultural Studies in Educational Foundations 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

Ashlee Anderson, clinical associate professor and instructional team lead

Janine Al-Aseer, clinical assistant professor

Francheska Starks, assistant professor

Candidates may elect to complete the MS degree in Teacher Education, Educational Studies Concentration with a Thesis or a Non-Thesis option. The requirements for these options are:

Thesis: Minimum 33 semester hours of coursework (2/3 at 500-level or above), and satisfactory completion of written thesis and oral defense of thesis;

Non-Thesis: Minimum of 33 semester hours of coursework (2/3 at 500-level or above), and satisfactory completion of written comprehensive examination

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

Ashlee Anderson, clinical associate professor and instructional team leader

Email: abanders@utk.edu