The University of Tennessee’s teacher licensure programs, including the secondary level content teaching programs, are considered to be among the strongest teacher education programs in the state. The secondary content teaching programs for English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science and World Languages prepare teachers for grades 6-12. Additionally, Art Education and ESL programs prepare teachers for grades K-12. Teacher candidates typically pursue a Bachelor’s degree in the content area and a minor in secondary education.
The Master of Science degree with a major in Teacher Education has three concentrations: Educational Studies, Professional Internship and Practitioner.
- The Educational Studies concentration is for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree and are not seeking a teaching license.
- The Professional Internship concentration is for students who hold a Bachelor’s degree and are seeking a teaching license.
- The Practitioner concentration is for students who are earning a teaching license while serving as teacher of record in high-needs areas such as secondary math and science.
The Education Specialist (EdS) and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree programs are available to prospective students who hold a teaching license, have completed the MS degree, and have several years of experience in the teaching profession.