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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Professional Internship Concentration (Post-Baccalaureate)

The Professional Internship concentrations are intended for individuals seeking initial teacher licensure. Applicants to any of the professional internship concentrations must first interview with a teacher education admissions board and be admitted to teacher education. Individuals are encouraged to contact the college’s Student Services Center, A332 Bailey Education Complex, for a diagnostic interview and to develop a tentative course of study and time line. Note that several of the concentrations have dual or triple pathway options that lead to additional licensure in Special Education.

Undergraduates – Apply here

Post-Baccalaureates – Apply here

MS in Teacher Education, Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Professional Internship Concentration Credit Hours
Required Courses  
TPTE 574 2-3
TPTE 575 12
TPTE 591 3-4
Concentration: Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing courses
Research Elective 3
Other Electives 9
For Thesis Option:
TPTE 500 and successful defense of the thesis
For Course only with Examination Option:
Successful completion of a comprehensive exam with a grade of Pass is required

David Smith, research professor and team lead

Jeffrey Davis, professor

Calvin Farley, lecturer

April Haggard, senior lecturer and ASL program coordinator

Megan Wylie Potts, lecturer and educational interpreting program coordinator

Kristen Secora, assistant professor, audiology and speech pathology

Cheryl Shahan, clinical assistant professor

Michael Skyer, assistant professor

Bill Stricklen, senior lecturer

Ethan Swafford, lecturer (not pictured)

Kimberly Wolbers, professor

Thesis: 42 graduate credit hours for the Thesis Option

Non-Thesis: 36 graduate credit hours for the Course Only with Comprehensive Exam Option

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

Faculty contact: Kimberly Wolbers, professor

Email: kwolbers@utk.edu