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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Practitioner Concentration, Elementary Education Specialization (Job-Embedded Program)

The MS in Teacher Education, Practitioner Concentration, Elementary Specialization is a fully online program for college graduates who are currently employed or seeking employment as non-licensed teachers. To complete the program and teacher licensure requirements, you must be hired by a local school district and complete a minimum of one year (10 months) of full-time teaching.

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MS in Teacher Education, Practitioner Concentration, Elementary Education Specialization Credit Hours
Required Courses  
EDPY 401 – Professional Studies: Applied Educational Psychology 3
ETEC 586 – Integrating Technology into Curriculum 3
SPED 402 – Professional Studies: Special Education and Diverse Learners 3
EDUC 576 – Practicum in Classroom Teaching (continuous enrollment) (at least 1 hour for duration of program of study; 3 hours in at least one semester) 6-8
Concentration: Elementary Education courses 6
MEDU 530 – Teaching Mathematics in the Elementary School
TPTE 593 – Special Topics in Elementary Teaching Methods (starting Fall 2022, JEP candidates will register for ELED 522 Elementary Teaching Methods) 3
REED 530 – Teaching Reading in the Elementary School 3
SSCE 521 – Teaching Social Studies in Elementary and Middle Schools 3
SCED 531 – Teaching Science in the Elementary School 3

Amy Broemmel, associate professor and instructional co-lead

Jennifer Jordan, clinical associate professor and instructional co-lead

Kristin Rearden, professor

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.

Students completing the MS in Teacher Education, Practitioner Concentration, Elementary specialization earn both the MS degree and their Tennessee teaching license.

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

Amy Broemmel, associate professor and instructional team leader

Email: broemmel@utk.edu