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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Practitioner Concentration, Social Science Education Specialization (Job-Embedded Program)

The MS in Teacher Education, Practitioner Concentration, Social Science Education Specialization is a fully online program for college graduates who are currently employed or seeking employment as non-licensed teachers. To complete the program and teacher licensure requirements, you must be hired by a local school district and complete a minimum of one year (10 months) of full-time teaching.

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MS in Teacher Education, Practitioner Concentration, Social Science Education Specialization Credit Hours
Required Courses  
EDPY 401 – Professional Studies: Applied Educational Psychology 3
ETEC 586 – Integrating Technology into Curriculum 3
SPED 402 – Professional Studies: Special Education and Diverse Learners 3
EDUC 576 – Practicum in Classroom Teaching (continuous enrollment) (at least 1 hour for duration of program of study; 3 hours in at least one semester) 6-8
Concentration: Social Science Education courses
SSCE 532 3
SSCE 543 3
SSCE 585 3
SSCE 599 3
TPTE 574 3

Joshua Kenna, associate professor

Stewart Waters, associate professor and instructional team lead

Thirty to thirty-eight credit hours are required to fulfill the requirements for the Master of Science, Practitioner Concentration. Students must complete licensure requirements within three years. Students completing the MS in Teacher Education, Practitioner Concentration, Social Science education specialization earn both the MS degree and their Tennessee teaching license. 

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