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Mathematics Education, MS Track 1

Admission and Progression

Track 1 is for individuals who are licensed to teach or for those interested in pursuing careers in mathematics education that do not require teacher licensure. This program is designed for individuals who have a background in mathematics and a desire to examine the processes involved in teaching mathematics—instruction, learning and curriculum. Those pursuing a career in K-12 mathematics teaching should have a teaching license.

Admissions Information

A maximum of six semester hours taken for graduate credit with grades of B or better may be transferred into a student’s Master’s program from work taken at an accredited institution subject to approval by the student’s committee and UT policy (one-half of a student’s program may be transferred from within The University of Tennessee system.)

Program of Study

After acceptance and regularly throughout the program, students should meet with a Mathematics Education advisor. The student’s advisor, with approval of the other members of the committee, is responsible for developing a program with the student in order to meet the goals of the student, of the program and of the degree.

To view the course of study

Please follow this link to the UT Graduate Catalog.

  1. Select the appropriate catalog from the dropdown menu on the right.
  2. Select the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
  3. Scroll to TPTE and select “Display Programs for this Department.”
  4. Click on the appropriate program to see the credit requirements and admission procedures for each program.

Committee Formation and Graduation Preparation

The student should consult with the advisor concerning the composition of his/her Master’s Committee. The committee must consist of at least three faculty members including the chair. The chair of the committee is the student’s advisor. The student’s program of study is recorded on the Admission to Candidacy form, signed by all committee members, the student, and the department chair. This form is then submitted to the Graduate School no later than the last day of classes one semester PRIOR to the semester in which he/she plans to graduates. The Admission to Candidacy form may be obtained online at the Graduate School office or in the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences Office of Advising and Student Services.

Mathematics Education Faculty Advisors

Secondary Grades:

Lynn Hodge, A410 Bailey Education Complex, 865-974-8778

Middle Grades:

JoAnn Cady, A407 Bailey Education Complex, 865-974-4235

Administrative Support Assistant: Patricia Flynn
A421 Jane and David Bailey Education Complex

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