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Specialist in Education (EdS) in Teacher Education

Educational Technology Concentration

This fully online degree is designed for those students who already possess a master’s degree in education.

The Educational Specialist (EdS) degree in Teacher Education, Educational Technology Concentration, prepares teachers to:

  • identify, prioritize, and incorporate the use of technology to achieve learning objectives in all disciplines.
  • use technology to access and analyze information from a wide variety of sources including the Internet.
  • investigate and demonstrate the use of technology resources to support specific instructional strategies that address the needs of diverse learners.
  • identify how technology impacts teaching and learning within the community by examining a variety of stakeholders and opportunities.
  • develop the confidence to be viewed as a technology leader within one’s school, district, and community.

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EdS in Teacher Education, Education Technology Concentration Credit Hours
Required Courses (Core Area)
EDAM 552 3
TPTE 595 3
Concentration: Educational Technology courses
ETEC 586 3
ETEC 587 3
ETEC 588 3
ETEC 589 3
Related Studies (choose two from:)
IT 566 3
IT 573 3
IT 578 3
For Non-Thesis Option (Action Research Project):
TPTE 503 – Problems in Lieu of Thesis (2 semesters) 6

Elizabeth MacTavish, clinical assistant professor and instructional team lead

Jeff Beard, adjunct assistant professor

Shalaunda Reeves, assistant professor

Joshua Rosenberg, assistant professor

The Educational Technology Education programs are aligned to the national standards provided by the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Students completing the EdS in Teacher Education, Educational Technology Concentration will complete an Action Research Project.

  • Students enroll in TPTE 503 (Problems in Lieu of Thesis) for 6 credit hours.

James Moore, Prospective graduation, May 2022

James teaches Criminal Justice at West Creek High School in Clarksville, TN. He has a Master of Arts in Teaching from Trevecca Nazarene University and a Bachelor of Science from Austin Peay State University.

James says, “The classes in the Educational Technology EdS. program in the Theory & Practice in Teacher Education at UT have been so relevant to the instruction in my own classroom. There are practices I started using after the very first week of class and my students have noticed how the program is helping me to be a better educator. As a classroom teacher myself, the coursework has been very manageable, and the professors are accommodating.”

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

Elizabeth MacTavish, clinical assistant professor and instructional team lead

Email: emactav@vols.utk.edu