Additional Ways to Earn UTM Criminal Justice Course Credit

Professional/Life Experience Credit

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Law Enforcement Proficiency Program (LEPP)

Provide evidence of completion of the TENNESSEE LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING ACADEMY (Donelson, TN), or equivalent, with a grade of B or better, as determined by TN POST Post-Test score.

 

Graduates of the TLETA Basic Police School may receive academic credit in any or all of the following UT Martin courses:

  • CJ 300 Principles of Law Enforcement (3 hours)
  • CJ 312 Physical Training and Use of Force (3 hours)1
  • CJ 320 Criminal Procedure (3 hours)
  • CJ 470 Tennessee Criminal Law (3 hours)2

View the necessary paperwork and instructions.

 

One form must be completed for EACH proficiency course. The $30 UTM proficiency application fee must be paid for each course for which credit is being requested.

 

1Credit for CJ 312 will ONLY be awarded to graduates of the TLETA through the LEPP program. This course cannot be awarded in any other fashion.

2Credit for CJ 470 will ONLY be awarded to graduates of the TLETA through the LEPP program. This course cannot be awarded in any other fashion.

 

Tennessee Correction Academy Proficiency Program (TNCAP2)

Provide evidence of completion of the TENNESSEE CORRECTION ACADEMY (Tullahoma, TN) with a grade of B or better

 

Through TNCAP2, credit may be earned for one or both in the following courses:

  • CJ 312: Special Topics: Correctional Security (3 hours)
  • CJ 311: Special Topics: Physical Activity and Use of Force (3 hours)1

View the necessary paperwork and instructions.

 

One form must be completed for EACH proficiency course. The $30 UTM proficiency application fee must be paid for each course for which credit is being requested.

 

1Credit for CJ 311 will ONLY be awarded to graduates of the TN Correction Academy through the TNCAP2 program. This course cannot be awarded in any other fashion.

 

UT National Forensic Academy (NFA)

Provide evidence of completion of the 10-week UT NATIONAL FORENSIC ACADEMY with a grade of B or better as determined by NFA Post-Test score.

 

Graduates of the NFA 10-week program may receive academic credit in the following UT Martin course:

  • CJ 435 Forensics and Physical Evidence (9 hours)

View the necessary paperwork and instructions.

 

Applicants must pay the $300 proficiency credit fee for this course.1

 

1Approved by the UT Board of Trustees, June 2015.

 

UT Southeastern Leadership Academy (SELA/SECLA)

Provide evidence of completion of the 5-week UT SOUTHEASTERN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY (SELA; or, formerly, 7-week SOUTHEREASTERN COMMAND AND LEADERSHIP ACADEMY [SECLA]) with a grade of B or better as determined by SELA/SECLA Post-Test score.

 

Graduates of the SELA/SECLA 5/7-week program may receive academic credit in the following UT Martin course:

  • CJ 401 Command and Leadership (9 hours)

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Applicants must pay the $30 UTM proficiency credit fee for this course.

 

Community College and High School Students

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Tennessee Promise Pathway (TPP)

Students who participate in the TPP and have EARNED an ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE degree in criminal justice at a Tennessee community college will AUTOMATICALLY earn credit for the following Criminal Justice classes (with listed TBR TTP equivalents) at the University of Tennessee at Martin (although a Student Special Request form may need to be submitted – please see your Criminal Justice faculty academic advisor for further details):

  • CJ 200: Introduction to Criminal Justice (CRMJ 1010 Introduction to Criminal Justice)
  • CJ 300: Principles of Law Enforcement (CRMJ 2010 Introduction to Law Enforcement)
  • CJ 320: Criminal Evidence (CRMJ 1020 Introduction to the Legal Process)
  • CJ 364: Corrections (CRMJ 2020 Introduction to Corrections)

 

Tennessee high School Criminal Justice Challenge Exam

Students who have completed the Criminal Justice Challenge Exam administered through the TN Department of Education and their participating high schools and have earned a passing score of 80 will receive academic credit for:

  • CJ 200: Introduction to Criminal Justice

 

High School Articulation

Students who have completed two (2) Tennessee high school criminal justice courses may earn college credit for those courses. Students must have earned a grade of B of higher, received the signature of their high school teacher(s) and/or guidance counselor(s), have submitted the paperwork, and proficiency application fee of $30.00. Students will be awarded University of Tennessee at Marin Criminal Justice course credit for:

  • CJ 200: Introduction to Criminal Justice

STUDENTS MUST INITIATE THE PAPERWORK PRIOR TO ENROLLMENT IN THE CJ 200: INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINAL JUSTICE course on campus. Once enrolled, this option is no longer available to the student!

 

See this link for the paperwork and instructions.

 

Applicants must pay the $30 UTM proficiency credit fee for this course.

 

Community College Credit

Students may receive upper division Criminal Justice course credit for lower division academic course credit earned at their community colleges. This is initiated on a case by case basis by the student and his/her Criminal Justice faculty advisor. Moving lower division credit to upper division course credit requires a “2 for 1” ratio of two lower division classes equally one upper division criminal justice course. Student Special Request forms are completed and submitted to the Department of Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for review and approval. This process can take an entire semester to complete, so all such requests should be submitted prior to the student’s last semester prior to graduation.