The MS Degree in Teacher Education with an Educational Studies Concentration and Special Education Specialization is designed for students from a variety of backgrounds and careers. The Educational Studies Concentration does not lead to an initial teaching license. Students who have a current TN teaching license in a field other than special education may apply to the program. In addition, students who are interested in acquiring advanced knowledge, skills and competencies in Special Education and who are not seeking initial licensures may apply to the program. Thesis (minimum 30 graduate credit hours) and Non-Thesis (minimum 33 graduate credit hours) options are available.
If you are interested in pursuing an initial teaching license in Special Education and have a Baccalaureate’s degree, then please review either the MS in Teacher Education, Professional Licensure page or the MS in Teacher Education, Practitioner Concentration page.
Refer to the Admissions Page for information about applying to the program.
Contact the CEHHS Office of Advising and Student Services for questions about transcript reviews and licensure.
After applying to UT and TPTE, students are required to meet with a special education faculty member. Contact Dr. Mari Beth Coleman to set up an appointment.