Interdisciplinary

The Interdisciplinary Option is available for those students who have obtained a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university. Must have credit in Human Learning 325 or equivalent or take Teacher Education 712 in the first semester that the course is offered after enrollment.

 

Students electing the Interdisciplinary Option select Special Education, Reading, or a discipline outside of the Department of Educational Studies for study (includes courses from several disciplines within one department). (Note: Educational Leadership and Counseling disciplines are not available; however, other Educational Studies disciplines may be available with prior approval from Graduate Coordinator/designee from the College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences, as approved by CEHBS Graduate Committee.) Eighteen hours of subject area electives are decided upon in consultation with the student’s adviser from the differing discipline/department and the Graduate Coordinator/designee from the College of Education, Health, and Behavioral Sciences. No more than three hours of 500-level subject area electives may be applied toward a degree. A minimum of six hours of 700-level subject area electives must be taken. Only six semester hours of workshop credit may be applied toward a degree.

 

Individuals may choose to 18 hours in one of the following content areas within the Interdisciplinary option. Students should meet with the graduate coordinator/designee to develop a “plan of study” prior to enrolling in coursework.

 

Interdisciplinary Concentrations and Endorsements:

Agriculture Education and Leadership

Early Childhood Learning and Development

English

ESL - endorsement only

Geosciences Education

Gifted and Talented Education *New*

History

Instructional Design and Technology *New*

Montessori *New*

Postsecondary

Reading

Special Education - Advanced Special Education or SPED endorsement

 

For further program information, please contact Kimberly Page at kpage6@utm.edu, or use our online request form.

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