The University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM) is a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements  (NC-SARA) and is approved to provide distance learning programs and opportunities to residents of states other than Tennessee.  These programs include both online courses and supervised field experiences outside the state of Tennessee.  NC-SARA provides national leadership over the reciprocity agreements regulation among U.S. member states. In collaboration with four regional compacts and a broad array of higher education stakeholders, NC-SARA helps ensure alignment on core elements and requirements of SARA, supports quality assurance and consumer protections for students, and increases the value of credits earned through education programs.