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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Secondary Mathematics (6-12) Education Professional Internship Concentration (Post-Baccalaureate)

The MS in Teacher Education, Secondary Mathematics Education Professional Internship Concentration prepares candidates to teach middle grades mathematics or high school mathematics. 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 or secondary 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, Secondary Mathematics (6-12) 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: Secondary Grades Mathematics

(6-12) Education courses

 
TPTE 517 3
REED 543 3
Electives 6
For Thesis Option:

TPTE 500

 

6

Successful defense of the thesis  
For Course only with Examination Option:  
Successful completion of a comprehensive exam with a grade of Pass is required  

Frances Harper, assistant professor and instructional team co-lead

David Bowers, clinical assistant professor

Terri Hopkins, clinical associate professor

The Secondary 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:

Frances Harper, assistant professor and instructional team co-lead

Email: francesharper@utk.edu