Master of Science in Education in Initial Licensure

205 Gooch Hall

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7128

Fx:

(731) 881-7975

Em:

Laurie Green,





Coordinator, Education Graduate




Student Services


Master of Science in Education in Initial Licensure

Christine Gregorie once said that, “Education is the foundation upon which we build our future”. That is our passion as we develop the next generation of teachers. With the MS in Teaching Initial Licensure, you can become a licensed educator in Elementary (K-6), Secondary (7-12), or Special Education Interventionist (K-8).

 

Upon successful completion of your desired course of study and state mandated testing, you will be licensed inthe area of your chosen degree.

 

Teacher assisting young student

 

Create a positive impact in a student’s and help shape the future with a Master’s in Initial Licensure Degree. If you possess a non-teaching bachelor’s degree and are motivated and passionate about helping students achieve their fullest potential, then this degree is for you. This program will equip you with the knowledge and teaching skills needed to allow you to develop, design, and evaluate curriculum in your chosen concentration (Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education).

Program Highlights:

  • Hybrid (with a mandatory 3 day residency on campus).
  • NO GRE Required
  • Complete the program in as little as 18 months.
  • 7 week courses
  • 36 credit hours
  • $572 a credit hour (Spring 2018 tuition rates)
  • No teaching experience required
  • CAEP Accredited
  • Transfer Credits accepted
  • Online with 3 day residency on the Martin campus

 

Credits

36 hours

Enrollment

Full or part time

Format

Hybrid*

Duration

4 Semesters

Tuition

$572 credit hour

Semester of Entry

Fall or Spring

 

 

*Hybrid coursework with a mandatory three day on-campus residency.

Program of Study

TCED 730 Principles and Techniques of Effective Teaching (Hybrid) - 3 Credit Hours

LIBS 755 Children and Adolescent Literature - 3 Credit Hours

EDEV 761* Educational Tests and Measurement - 3 Credit Hours

READ 700 Foundations of Literacy Development - 3 Credit Hours

ELED 730* Methods of Teaching Lang. Arts & Social Studies in the Elem. Classroom - 3 Credit Hours

TCED 789* Application of Academic Language for Planning & Instruction - 3 Credit Hours

EDFN 720 Multicultural Issues in Education and Counseling - 3 Credit Hours

ELED 731* Methods of Teaching Math & Science in the Elem. Classroom - 3 Credit Hours

SPED 680* Strategies for Differentiation in the Inclusive Classroom - 3 Credit Hours

EDST 750 Teaching with Technology - 3 Credit Hours

ELED 793* Student Teaching (K-4) - 3 Credit Hours

ELED 794* Student Teaching (5-8) - 3 Credit Hours

 

Total Minimum hours required for M.S. Degree - 36

 

NOTE: “*”Prerequisite of “admission to Education Preparation Program (EPP).” To view the Admission to the EPP requirements, please click here. Student teaching courses are taken in the final semester; all coursework must be completed prior to that semester.

Why UTM?

We greatly value our relationships with our students and it is our goal to foster a sense of community between our students, faculty, and community partners. This begins with the first contact between advisor and student. Your advisor is the person who will work with you to understand all of the requirements of the program, help you develop your plan of study, answer questions about registration, and guide you toward your career goal. This is an important relationship that we hope will make you feel more comfortable in our program as well as provide you with information. The advisor- student connection is vital in your personal and professional development. As faculty members, we enjoy this time we spend getting to know and mentor you. Our hope is that you continue to feel a part of our program even after you graduate, keeping us up to date on your personal and professional milestones.

 

To further promote our sense of community we have established a Facebook group page for current students and alumni. When you are accepted into the program you will be sent an invitation via email to join our Facebook group and we hope you will accept. On this site we post news about the program, important information about the profession of counseling, and share updates about students and alumni. We hope those of you still on Facebook will accept our invitation!

 

 

 

Admission Requirements

1. GPA requirement

  • Cum GPA—a 2.50 cumulative GPA on all work attempted prior to completion of the baccalaureate degree, or
  • SrYr GPA—a 3.00 GPA on the last 30 semester hours attempted in the baccalaureate degree (all work will be computed for the number of semesters necessary to total the last 30 semester hours), or
  • a 3.00 GPA on the SrYr plus any post-baccalaureate upper-division and/or graduate courses. (Any courses included in the SrYr calculation may be repeated to raise the GPA to 3.00).

2. $30 Application Fee

 

Teacher teaching young students

 

Create a positive impact in a student’s and help shape the future with a Master’s in Initial Licensure Degree. If you possess a non-teaching bachelor’s degree and are motivated and passionate about helping students achieve their fullest potential, then this degree is for you. This program will equip you with the knowledge and teaching skills needed to allow you to develop, design, and evaluate curriculum in your chosen concentration (Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education).

Program Highlights:

  • Hybrid (Online coursework with a mandatory 3 day residency on campus).
  • NO GRE Required
  • Complete the program in as little as 18 months.
  • 7 week courses
  • 36 credit hours
  • $572 a credit hour (Spring 2018 tuition rates)
  • No teaching experience required
  • CAEP Accredited
  • Transfer Credits accepted
  • Online with 3 day residency on the Martin campus

 

Credits

36 hours

Enrollment

Full or part time

Format

Hybrid*

Duration

4 Semesters

Tuition

$572 credit hour

Semester of Entry

Fall or Spring

 

 

*Online coursework with a mandatory three day on-campus residency.

Program of Study

TCED 730 Principles and Techniques of Effective Teaching (Hybrid) - 3 Credit Hours

LIBS 755 Children and Adolescent Literature - 3 Credit Hours

EDEV 761* Educational Tests and Measurement - 3 Credit Hours

READ 700 Foundations of Literacy Development - 3 Credit Hours

SEDU 730* Practical Teaching Applications for the Middle School Classroom - 3 Credit Hours

TCED 789* Application of Academic Language for Planning & Instruction - 3 Credit Hours

EDFN 720 Multicultural Issues in Education and Counseling - 3 Credit Hours

SEDU 731* Advanced Instructional Practices: Teaching in the Secondary Classroom - 3 Credit Hours

SPED 680* Strategies for Differentiation in the Inclusive Classroom - 3 Credit Hours

EDST 750 Teaching with Technology - 3 Credit Hours

SEDU 793* Student Teaching (7-8) - 3 Credit Hours

SEDU 794* Student Teaching (9-12) - 3 Credit Hours

 

Total Minimum hours required for M.S. Degree - 36

 

NOTE: “*”Prerequisite of “admission to Education Preparation Program (EPP).” To view the Admission to the EPP requirements, please click here. Student teaching courses are taken in the final semester; all coursework must be completed prior to that semester.

Admission Requirements

1. GPA requirement

  • Cum GPA—a 2.50 cumulative GPA on all work attempted prior to completion of the baccalaureate degree, or
  • SrYr GPA—a 3.00 GPA on the last 30 semester hours attempted in the baccalaureate degree (all work will be computed for the number of semesters necessary to total the last 30 semester hours), or
  • a 3.00 GPA on the SrYr plus any post-baccalaureate upper-division and/or graduate courses. (Any courses included in the SrYr calculation may be repeated to raise the GPA to 3.00).

2. $30 Application Fee

 

Flowers in front of the administration building

 

Create a positive impact in a student’s and help shape the future with a Master’s in Initial Licensure Degree. If you possess a non-teaching bachelor’s degree and are motivated and passionate about helping students achieve their fullest potential, then this degree is for you. This program will equip you with the knowledge and teaching skills needed to allow you to develop, design, and evaluate curriculum in your chosen concentration (Elementary, Secondary, or Special Education).

Program Highlights:

  • Hybrid (with a mandatory 3 day residency on campus).
  • NO GRE Required
  • Complete the program in as little as 18 months.
  • 7 week courses
  • 36 credit hours
  • $572 a credit hour (Spring 2018 tuition rates)
  • No teaching experience required
  • CAEP Accredited
  • Transfer Credits accepted
  • Online with 3 day residency on the Martin campus

 

Credits

42 hours

Enrollment

Full or part time

Format

Hybrid*

Duration

5 Semesters

Tuition

$572 credit hour

Semester of Entry

Fall or Spring

 

 

*Hybrid coursework with a mandatory three day on-campus residency.

Program of Study

SPED 500 The Exceptional Child - 3 Credit Hours

TCED 730 Principles and Techniques of Effective Teaching (Hybrid) - 3 Credit Hours

SPED 635* Special Education Assessment and Procedures - 3 Credit Hours

SPED 660* Behavior Interventions - 3 Credit Hours

SPED 640* Integrating Children with Exceptionalities in the Inclusive Classroom - 3 Credit Hours

LIBS 755 Literature for Children and Young Adults - 3 Credit Hours

READ 700 Foundations of Literacy Development - 3 Credit Hours

TCED 789* Application of Academic Language for Planning & Instruction - 3 Credit Hours

EDFN 720 Multicultural Issues in Education and Counseling - 3 Credit Hours

EDST 750 Teaching with Technology - 3 Credit Hours

SPED 634* Advanced Methods for Students with Disabilities - 3 Credit Hours

SPED 619* Clinical Field Experience III - 3 Credit Hours

ELED 793* Student Teaching (K-4) - 3 Credit Hours

ELED 794* Student Teaching (5-8) - 3 Credit Hours

 

Total Minimum hours required for M.S. Degree - 42

 

NOTE: “*”Prerequisite of “admission to Education Preparation Program (EPP).” To view the Admission to the EPP requirements, please click here. Student teaching courses are taken in the final semester; all coursework must be completed prior to that semester.

Admission Requirements

1. GPA requirement

  • Cum GPA—a 2.50 cumulative GPA on all work attempted prior to completion of the baccalaureate degree, or
  • SrYr GPA—a 3.00 GPA on the last 30 semester hours attempted in the baccalaureate degree (all work will be computed for the number of semesters necessary to total the last 30 semester hours), or
  • a 3.00 GPA on the SrYr plus any post-baccalaureate upper-division and/or graduate courses. (Any courses included in the SrYr calculation may be repeated to raise the GPA to 3.00).

2. $30 Application Fee

 

 

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Our office is available to provide more information on the program, admission requirements, student life, and anything else you’re wondering about.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Dr. Kimberly Williams

Dr. Kimberly Williams

Initial Licensure Faculty Coordinator

gradteach@utm.edu

(731) 881-7202

 

Laurie Green

Laurie Green

Coordinator, Education Graduate Student Services Coordinator

lgreen14@utm.edu

(731) 881-7128

 

 

 

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205 Gooch Hall

Martin, TN 38238

Ph:

(731) 881-7128

Fx:

(731) 881-7975

Em:

Laurie Green,





Coordinator, Education Graduate




Student Services


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