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Specialist in Education (EdS) in Teacher Education

Elementary Education Concentration

The Educational Specialist (EdS) degree in Teacher Education, Elementary Education Concentration, prepares students for both formal and informal leadership roles in elementary schools. This degree is designed for those students who already possess a master’s degree in education.

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EdS in Teacher Education, Elementary Education Concentration Credit Hours
Required Courses (Core Area) 6
Must include one course from two of the following areas: adult learning, assessment, cultural studies, educational technology, ESL, instructional pedagogy; or Special Education
Concentration: Elementary Education courses 12
For Thesis Option:
TPTE 518  – Thesis Research 6
For Non-Thesis Option:
TPTE 503 – Problems in Lieu of Thesis 6
For Both Options:
  • Education courses at the 400-level required for licensure are not eligible.
  • At least 2/3 of the semester credit hours accumulated in the master’s.
  • All of the last 30 credit hours of coursework must be in 500- or 600-level courses.

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

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

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

Students completing the EdS in Teacher Education, Elementary Education Concentration have two options:

Thesis Option: The EdS thesis must be approved by the student’s committee prior to submission to the Graduate School for final approval and acceptance. The student must register for thesis credit hours (TPTE 518) during this time.

Project Option: The EdS project must be approved by the student’s committee.

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