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Master’s Degrees

The Master of Science in Teacher Education major has four concentrations: Applied Behavior Analysis (non-licensure), Educational Studies (non-licensure), Professional Internship (initial licensure) (post-baccalaureate), and Practitioner (initial licensure) (job-embedded)

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Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration (Non-Licensure)

The Master of Science in Teacher Education, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Concentration is designed to prepare professionals to use core behavior analytic skills to improve the lives of children, adolescents, and adults with unique learning and behavior challenges. Through the ABA Concentration, students will take the Association of Behavior Analysts International® Verified Course Sequence* (VCS) necessary to pursue certification as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst® (BCBA®). *This concentration does not lead to teacher licensure.

Educational Studies Concentration (Non-Licensure)

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. Specialization areas include:

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.