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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Practitioner Concentration, World Language Education Specialization (Job-Embedded Program)

The MS in Teacher Education, Practitioner Concentration, World Language 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, World Language 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: World Language Education courses
WLEL 445 3
WLEL 455 3
WLEL 550 3
SPED 552 3
Additional 3 credit hours of electives selected in consultation with the major professor 3

Judson Laughter, associate professor and instructional team lead

Liv Detwiler, lecturer and world languages 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, World Language education specialization earn both the MS degree and their Tennessee teaching license.

Students in the World Language specialization must have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours in the world language (WL) with at least 18 upper division hours in the WL with a 3.00 average or above.

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

Liv Detwiler, lecturer and world languages lead

Email: ldetwile@vols.utk.edu