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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Professional Internship, English Education Concentration (Post-Baccalaureate)

The MS in Teacher Education, English/English as a Second Language (ESL) Professional Internship Concentration is a dual-license program that prepares candidates to teach English Language Arts in grades 6 to 12 and ESL in grades PK-12. Candidates are prepared to work in diverse settings to effectively meet the individual learning needs of their students. Candidates earn an undergraduate degree in English, and a minor in Secondary Education. Then they complete the Professional Year – graduate coursework and a yearlong internship that leads to a master’s degree and teacher licensure.Undergraduates – Apply herePost-Baccalaureates – Apply here

English Education and ESL Professional Internship Courses Credit Hours
Required Courses  
TPTE 574 – Analysis of Teaching 2-3
TPTE 575 – Professional Internship 12
TPTE 591 – Clinical Studies 3-4
Concentration: English and ESL Education courses 6
TPTE 517 3
Electives 9
For Thesis Option:

TPTE 500



Judson Laughter, associate professor and instructional team lead

Clara Brown, associate professor, ESL instructional lead

Stergios Botzakis, professor

Susan Groenke, professor

Kelly Wallace, clinical assistant professor

The English/ESL Education programs are aligned to the national standards provided by NCTE, InTASC teacher preparation standards, and Tennessee Literacy Standards.

Students completing the MS in Teacher Education, English/ESL Education Professional Internship Concentration have one option:

Non-Thesis:  36 graduate credit hours for the Course Only with Comprehensive Exam Option

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

Judson Laughter, associate professor