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Master of Science in Teacher Education

Educational Studies Concentration, World Languages Specialization

The College of Education, Health and Human Sciences has the distinction of having a nationally-ranked Teacher Education Program, and is accredited by CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). There are three concentrations for prospective MS degree applicants seeking a Teacher Education major with a focus on World Language Education. Graduate coursework for these programs must be approved by the student’s major WL Education advisor and is detailed in the UT Graduate Catalog.

This program does not lead to initial teacher licensure and is designed for students who may already have a licensure in world languages, for those seeking to enhance their professional knowledge and expertise, for those preparing to teach on the post-secondary level, or for those preparing for careers that do not require teacher licensure.

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in Classics, French, German or Spanish or a major in one of these content areas is required.
  • Superior (ACTFL Standards) proficiency in the target language is expected.
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 (required) or higher (preferred) with a recommended minimum 3.2 average in the target WL is expected.
  • Previous study abroad in the target (modern) language country is highly desired.
  • Prior teaching experience is highly recommended.
  • A personal interview with the degree advisor (either in person or via a video conference) is required.

Additional Admission Requirements

In addition to the Graduate School application the following items are required: a recent professional paper (sole-authored) and a written statement clearly explaining the applicant’s academic background, teaching experiences, and career goals.

To view the course of study

Please follow this link to the UT Catalog.

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

Contact information

For additional information, prospective applicants to all WL Education degree programs are encouraged to contact

Patricia Davis-Wiley, Professor and World Language Education Program Coordinator

pdwiley@utk.edu, 865-974-4212