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WL Education Master’s of Science Track 2

Program Information

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences has the distinction of having a nationally-ranked Teacher Education Program, and is NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) accredited. Admission to the Track 2 program in World Language Education is very selective; consequently, prospective applicants should plan well ahead of time to meet with advisors in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences early in their undergraduate degree programs. Prospective modern language applicants to the Track 2 M.S. program must have completed a minimum of an academic semester abroad in the target language country and place at the intermediate-high to advanced-low ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) proficiency level in the target (modern) world language prior to being allowed to interview with the World Language Education Board of Admissions interview. (This interview takes place a minimum of one calendar year prior to the graduate internship year.) All World Language Education applicants (in both Classics and modern languages) must hold a bachelor’s degree with a major in the target language (i.e., Classics, French, German or Spanish) in which licensure is being sought. The Track 2 master’s program in Teacher Education, with a concentration in World Language Education, leading to initial teacher licensure, includes a one-year professional internship (that counts as one year’s teaching experience in Tennessee) and graduate coursework as detailed in the UT Graduate Catalog and approved by the program’s major advisor.

Interested prospective World Language educators are encouraged to contact the CEHHS Office of Advising and Student Services Center for an academic advising appointment as early as possible in their undergraduate degree programs in order to develop a tentative course of study for licensure and program completion. It is also suggested to contact the World Language Education Program Coordinator, Patricia Davis-Wiley well in advance of the Board of Admissions interview.

Track 2 Master’s in World Language Education Requirements

Admission Procedures

Complete your application through Graduate Admissions. All supporting materials must be uploaded and submitted electronically along with your application. No hard copies will be accepted.

When making an application to the Graduate School, you must submit your application as early as possible, but no later than one month prior to the review or entry date. You have the final responsibility for the timely arrival of each required item.

Contact information:

Prospective students seeking additional information on the Track 2 master’s program in World Language Education should contact Dr. Patricia Davis-Wiley , Program Coordinator for World Language Education at

To view the course of study

Please follow this link to the UT Graduate Catalog.

  1. Select the appropriate catalog from the dropdown menu on the right.
  2. Select the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
  3. Scroll to TPTE and select “Display Programs for this Department.”
  4. Click on the appropriate program to see the credit requirements and admission procedures for each program.

All classes must be approved by major advisor,  Patricia Davis-Wiley