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Two new majors and one new concentration available through UT Martin Education Graduate Programs, beginning fall 2015

02-27-2015


Contact 1: Erin Chesnut


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MARTIN, Tenn. – Students seeking a master’s degree in education from the University of Tennessee at Martin will have two new majors and one new interdisciplinary concentration to choose from, beginning in the fall 2015 semester. Graduate students will be able to focus their studies on either student affairs and college counseling or addictions counseling, or can work toward earning a library information specialist PreK-12 license.

The specialization in student affairs and college counseling will prepare individuals to work in college counseling centers, financial aid, minority affairs and other student affairs services in higher education settings. This degree will help university professionals manage individual student needs within changing college environments by focusing on the development of the student as they grow in a collegiate setting.

The specialization in addictions counseling will prepare counselors to work in a wide range of addiction counseling, treatment and prevention programs, as well as in mental health counseling settings. The successful completion of coursework, post-graduate experiential requirements and state licensure exams will lead to careers as Tennessee licensed professional counselors and alcohol and drug abuse counselors.
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The library information specialist PreK-12 concentration is designed to give individuals the necessary training to earn a degree or endorsement as a school library information specialist. In the state of Tennessee, individuals must have a teaching license and pass the required coursework and Praxis exams to qualify as a library information specialist. The initial licensure K-12 program will offer a major in teaching plus the necessary endorsement for individuals who need a teaching license. Licensed teachers can enroll in the degree program and/or the endorsement-only option through the interdisciplinary major.

For more information on admissions requirements for these and other education graduate programs, contact Kimberly Page at 731-881-7128 or by email at kpage6@utm.edu.

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PHOTO CAPTION – The option to earn a library information specialist PreK-12 license is one of three new choices for students seeking a master’s degree in education from UT Martin. Graduate students can also focus their studies on either student affairs and college counseling or addictions counseling. The new programs will be offered starting in the fall 2015 semester.












 

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