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Master’s Degrees

The Master of Science with a major in teacher education has three concentrations: Educational Studies, Professional Internship, and Practitioner.

Educational Studies Concentration

The Educational Studies concentration does not lead to initial licensure. It is designed for students who hold a valid Tennessee teaching license, are preparing to teach on the post-secondary level, or are preparing for careers that do not require teacher licensure.

Non-licensed applicants to Education Studies concentration will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and must have a strong disciplinary background and professional goals, which can be fostered through participation in the non-licensure program.[/half]

Professional Internship Concentration

The Professional Internship concentration is designed for students seeking initial teacher licensure.

Practitioner Concentration

The Practitioner Concentration (job-embedded) is designed for students seeking initial (Practitioner) licensure in a high-needs area such as special education or world languages while serving as instructor of record at a partnership school system or private school. This program is for students who have completed an undergraduate degree. Students must be admitted to the Graduate School and meet content/subject knowledge requirements. Students have three years to meet state and program licensure requirements. More information on this program is available here.