Three concentrations are offered in Mathematics Education. Information about each is found below.
The Professional Internship Concentration is designed for students who (1) have an earned BA or BS in a math or related field, or (2) have sufficient upper division credits in math. Individuals who satisfy these requirements are eligible to apply as post-bac students to the Math licensure program. This program prepares students for becoming a middle grades (6-8) mathematics teacher or a secondary (6-12) mathematics teacher. Students may also earn a Master of Science Degree through this program.
The Practitioner Concentration is designed for students who wish to earn an initial teaching license while serving as an instructor of record in a school. Students may also earn a Master of Science degree through this program.
The Educational Studies Concentration does not lead to initial teacher licensure, but does lead to a Master of Science degree. This concentration is designed for those who:
- hold a valid Tennessee teaching license,
- wish to enhance their professional knowledge and expertise,
- are preparing to teach on the post-secondary level, or
- are preparing for careers that do not require teacher licensure.
Depending on the student’s program of study, this concentration may lead to an additional endorsement area for an already licensed teacher. Non-licensed applicants to Educational Studies will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
The program of study for all three concentrations can be found here. Contact advisors in the Student Services Center, A332 Jane and David Bailey Education Complex, for more information about specific requirements.
Mathematics Education Advisor
Lynn Hodge, 410 Jane and David Bailey Education Complex, 865-974-8778
Heather Davis, Administrative Support Assistant, 406 Jane and David Bailey Education Complex, 865-974-0068.