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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Educational Studies Concentration, English Education Specialization

The MS in Teacher Education, Educational Studies Concentration, English Education Specialization is for licensed teachers who are interested in advancing their knowledge about English Language Arts. It does not lead to initial licensure. This program is designed to move teachers beyond seeing teaching English as just a review of canonical literature and language arts activities. Educational Studies is about the power of language to create, to set free, and to grow. Graduates from this program understand the classroom as a site for developing lovers of literature, for exploring our social mythologies, and for social change.
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MS in Teacher Education, Educational Studies Concentration, English 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: English 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

Judson Laughter, associate professor and instructional team lead

Stergios Botzakis, professor

Susan Groenke, professor

Kelly Wallace, clinical assistant professor

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:

Judson Laughter, associate professor and instructional team lead

Email: jud.laughter@utk.edu