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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Educational Studies Concentration, Special Education Specialization

The MS in Teacher Education, Educational Studies Concentration, Special Education Specialization is for licensed teachers who are interested in advancing their knowledge about special education. It does not lead to initial licensure; however, students may completed requirements for one or more additional endorsements in special education as part of degree requirements.

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MS in Teacher Education, Educational Studies Concentration, Special Education Specialization Credit Hours
Required Courses
TPTE 517 – Trends and Issues in Education 3
ETEC 586 or ETEC 587 (or other approved technology course) 3
Approved Research course

Suggested: EDPY 505, EDPY 506, EDPY 550, EDPY 577, EDPY 583)

3
Concentration: Special Education courses 12 minimum
Additional Course Requirements
For Thesis Option:
TPTE 500

Related Studies

6

6

For Course only with Examination Option:
Related Studies 12
For Both Options

Two-thirds of total credit hours for MS degree must be 500-level or above

Tara Moore, associate professor and instructional team lead

Angelique Aitken, research assistant professor

Donna Alderman, senior lecturer and internship coordinator

Sherry Bell, professor

David Cihak, professor

Mari Beth Coleman, associate professor and co-director of undergraduate studies

Joan Grim, senior lecturer

Cate Smith, clinical assistant professor

Kristen Secora, assistant professor

Allison Varnes, clinical assistant professor

The Special Education programs are aligned to the national standards provided by the Council for Exceptional Children, the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), and the Behavior Analysis Certification Board as well as Tennessee Literacy Standards.

Candidates may elect to complete the MS degree in Teacher Education, Educational Studies Concentration with a Thesis or a Non-Thesis option. The requirements for these options are:

Thesis: Minimum 33 semester hours of coursework (2/3 at 500-level or above), and satisfactory completion of written thesis and oral defense of thesis;

Non-Thesis: Minimum of 33 semester hours of coursework (2/3 at 500-level or above), and satisfactory completion of written comprehensive examination

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

Tara Moore, associate professor and instructional team lead

Email: tara.moore@utk.edu