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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Educational Studies Concentration, Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialization

The MS in Teacher Education, Educational Studies Concentration, Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialization is for licensed teachers who are interested in advancing their knowledge about elementary education or are preparing to teach on the post-secondary level. It does not lead to teacher licensure. It is possible to incorporate coursework leading to completion of an appropriate graduate certificate program (i.e. Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing PreK-12, Rehabilitation Counseling for the Deaf) into the degree.

The Deaf Education Program is accredited by the Council on Education of the Deaf.

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MS in Teacher Education, Educational Studies Concentration, Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 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: Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 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

Kristen Secora, assistant professor

Cheryl Shahan, clinical assistant professor

Bill Stricklen, senior lecturer

Kimberly Wolbers, professor and program coordinator

Thirty-three credit hours are required to fulfill the requirements for the Master of Science, Educational Studies and 33 credit hours are required for the non-thesis program. 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:

Kimberly Wolbers professor, program coordinator

Email: kwolbers@utk.edu