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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Social Science Education Professional Internship Concentration (Post-Baccalaureate)

The MS in Teacher Education, Social Science Education Professional Internship Concentration prepares candidates to teach social sciences (history, geography, economics, and political science) to student in grades 6-12. Candidates are prepared to work in diverse settings to effectively meet the individual learning needs of their students. Candidates earn a B.A. in the area of social sciences that they wish to teach, a minor from a second social sciences content area, and a minor in secondary education. They also complete one Geography elective. 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, Social Science 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: Social Science Education courses
TPTE 517 3
Electives
SSCE 532- Collaborative Teaching in Social Science 3
SSCE 543- Teaching Strategies in Social Sciences 3
SSCE 585- Teaching/Learning with Film 3
SSCE 599- Contemporary Technologies in Social Sciences 3
For Thesis Option:
TPTE 500 and successful defense of the thesis
For Course only with Examination Option:
Successful completion of a comprehensive exam with a grade of Pass is required

Stewart Waters, associate professor and instructional team lead

Joshua Kenna, associate professor

Students completing the MS in Teacher Education, Social Sciences Education Professional Internship Concentration have two options: 

Thesis:  42 graduate credit hours for the Thesis Option, including TPTE 500 (6 credit hours)

Non-Thesis/Project:  36 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:

Stewart Waters, associate professor and instructional team lead

Email: kwaters2@utk.edu