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Specialist in Education (EdS) in Teacher Education

Science Education Concentration

The Educational Specialist (EdS) degree in Teacher Education, Science Education Concentration, is designed for individuals who have a masters degree in science education and a desire to examine science education instruction, curriculum, and learning. This program does not lead to a teaching license.

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EdS in Teacher Education, Science Education Concentration Credit Hours
Required Courses (Core Area) 6
Must include one course from two of the following areas: adult learning, assessment, cultural studies, educational technology, ESL, instructional pedagogy; or Special Education
Concentration: Science Education courses 12
Related Studies 6
For Thesis Option:
TPTE 518  – Thesis Research 6
For Non-Thesis Option:
TPTE 503 – Problems in Lieu of Thesis 6
For Both Options:
  • Education courses at the 400-level required for licensure are not eligible.
  • At least 2/3 of the semester credit hours accumulated in the master’s.
  • All of the last 30 credit hours of coursework must be in 500- or 600-level courses.

Mehmet Aydeniz, professor

Yolanda Kirkpatrick, clinical associate professor

Kristin Rearden, clinical professor

Joshua Rosenberg, assistant professor

Students completing the EdS in Teacher Education, Science Education Concentration have two options:

Thesis Option:  Students enroll in TPTE 518 (Educational Specialist Thesis and Research) for 6 credit hours. The EdS thesis must be approved by the student’s committee prior to submission to the Office of Graduate Studies for final approval and acceptance. The student must register for thesis hours during this time.

Project Option:  Students enroll in TPTE 503 (Problems in Lieu of Thesis) for 6 credit hours.

If you have questions about the program or the course of study, please contact:

Mehmet Aydeniz, professor

Email: maydeniz@utk.edu