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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Middle Grades Mathematics (6-8) Education Concentration Professional Internship (Post-Baccalaureate)

The MS in Teacher Education, Middle Grades Mathematics Education Professional Internship Concentration prepares candidates to teach mathematics in grades 6-8. Candidates are prepared to work in diverse settings to effectively meet the individual learning needs of their students. Candidates earn an undergraduate degree in a STEM field, and an undergraduate minor in middle grades mathematics 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 here

Post-Baccalaureates – Apply here

MS in Teacher Education, Middle Grades Mathematics (6-8) Education Professional Internship Concentration Credit Hours
Required Courses  
TPTE 574 – Analysis of Teaching 2-3
TPTE 575 – Professional Internship 12
TPTE 591 – Clinical Studies 4
Concentration: Middle Grades Mathematics (6-8) Education courses
TPTE 517 3
REED 543 3
Electives 6
For Thesis Option:
TPTE 500 and successful defense of the thesis
For Course only with Examination Option:
Successful completion of a comprehensive exam with a grade of Pass is required

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

Frances Harper, assistant professor and STEM instructional team co-lead

Terri Hopkins, clinical associate professor

The Middle Grades Mathematics Education programs are aligned to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics teacher preparation standards.

Students completing the MS in Teacher Education, Middle Grades Mathematics (6-8) Education Professional Internship Concentration have two options: 

Thesis:  30 graduate credit hours for the Thesis Option, including  TPTE 500 (6 credit hours)

Non-Thesis/Project:  33 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:

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

Email: krearden@utk.edu