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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Educational Studies Concentration, Elementary Education Specialization

The MS in Teacher Education, Educational Studies Concentration, Elementary Education Specialization is for licensed teachers who are interested in advancing their knowledge about elementary education. It does not lead to initial licensure. It is possible to incorporate coursework leading to completion of an appropriate graduate certificate program (i.e. Literacy Specialist, Social Justice Education) into the degree.
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MS in Teacher Education, Educational Studies Concentration, Elementary Education 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: Elementary Education 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

Amy Broemmel, associate professor and elementary education instructional team co-lead

Jennifer Jordan, clinical associate professor and elementary education instructional team co-lead

Kristin Rearden, professor and STEM education instructional team co-lead

The Elementary Education programs are aligned to the national standards provided by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC), as well as to the State of Tennessee Educator Preparation Provider Literacy Standards.

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:

Amy Broemmel, associate professor and elementary education instructional team co-lead

Email: broemmel@utk.edu