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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Educational Studies Concentration, World Languages / ESL Specialization

The MS in Teacher Education, Educational Studies Concentration, World Languages / English as a Second Language (ESL) Education Specialization is for licensed teachers who are interested in advancing their knowledge about elementary education. It does not lead to initial licensure. It is possible to incorporate coursework leading to completion of an appropriate graduate certificate program (i.e. English as a Second Language Education, World Languages Education) into the degree.

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MS in Teacher Education, Educational Studies Concentration, World Languages / ESL 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: World Languages / ESL 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

Judson Laughter, associate professor and instructional team lead

Clara Brown, associate professor and ESL lead

Liv Detwiler, lecturer and world languages lead

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:

Clara Brown, associate professor and ESL lead

Email: cbrown26@utk.edu

Liv Detwiler, lecturer and world languages lead

Email: ldetwile@vols.utk.edu