Curriculum and Instruction
NO Graduate Entrance Exams Required
New Fall 2020 Admissions: M.A., Ed.S., or Ph.D.
Graduate Programs & Concentrations
On-Campus | Online | Hybrid
|Computer Science Education / Program|
|Online Teaching & Design / Program|
|SERVICE / Program
Students Engaging, Responding, Volunteering, and Impacting Communities Everywhere
Curriculum and Instruction Concentrations:
M.A./Ed.S. Programs of Study
|Applied Behavior Analysis* (MA) (EdS-new Fall 2020) (Online or Hybrid)||Library Science (MA) (EdS)|
|Curriculum (MA) (EdS) (Online or Hybrid)||Literacy (MA) (EdS) (Online)|
|Early Childhood Education (MA) (EdS) (Online or Hybrid)||Music (MA)|
|Educational Technology* (MA) (EdS) (Online)||Secondary Education (MA) (EdS)|
|Elementary Education (MA) (EdS) (Online or Hybrid)||Special Education (MA) (EdS) (Online or Hybrid)|
|Exercise Science (EdS) (Online)||STEM Education (MA) (EdS)|
|Family and Consumer Sciences (MA) (EdS) (MA Online)||*More Info Below|
Instructional Leadership M.A./Ed.S
The Instructional Leadership (INSL) hybrid/online degrees prepare graduate candidates seeking licensure for positions as school administrators in Tennessee.
- More About INSL
School Leaders Licensure Assessment (SLLA) Praxis Exam: Praxis II
Tennessee Dept. of Education / BAL Conversion Information
INSL Field Experience Handbook (PDF)
INSL Benchmarks (PDF)
Praxis Testing Requirements/Tech Procedural Information (PDF)
Licensure Information & Assistance
Amanda Roberts / Certification Analyst
M.A. Degree + Licensure (50 credit hours)*
*All licensure (lic) components involve recommendations from the
Office of Teacher Education.
- M.A. Concentrations + Licensure
Early Childhood + Lic Early Child
Early Childhood + Lic Special Educ Early Childhood
Elem Education + Lic Elem Ed K-5
Library Science + Lic Lib Info Specialist
Secondary Ed + Lic English 6-12
Secondary Ed + Lic Biology 6-12
Secondary Ed + Lic Chemistry 6-12
Secondary Ed + Lic Earth Science 6-12
Secondary Ed + Lic Math 6-12
Secondary Ed + Lic Math 6-8
Secondary Ed + Lic Physics 6-12
Secondary Ed + Lic History / Geography / Government / Economics / Social Studies, 6-12
Special Education (SPED)
SPED + Lic SE Comprehensive
SPED + Lic SE Interventionist K-8
SPED + Lic SE Interventionist Biology 6-12
SPED + Lic SE Interventionist English 6-12
SPED + Lic SE Interventionist History 6-12
SPED + Lic SE Interventionist Math 6-12
Exceptional Learning Ph.D.
Five concentrations and two strands allow students to focus on specific areas of professional and research interests.
Comprehensive Exams for M.A. / Ed.S.
Curriculum and Instruction comprehensive exams are required of all M.A. and Ed.S. students in the final semester of their program.
- About Comps
Questions are generated by the student's graduate committee members.
The exams are offered each semester.
Inquire with your graduate advisor for detailed information.
Olivia Newman, firstname.lastname@example.org, will contact each student through their Tech e-mail account with information regarding the exam schedule.
*More About the Applied Behavior Analysis and
Educational Technology Concentrations
- Applied Behavior Analysis / M.A. or Ed.S.
ONLINE or HYBRID
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a data-centered approach to instruction and behavior change.
Pursue careers in research, education, medical support services, residential facilities, or private practice. As demand increases for services related to autism spectrum disorders and positive behavior intervention systems in schools, our program offers this cutting-edge Master of Arts concentration to meet the needs of a growing profession.
Association for Behavior Analysis International
The Association for Behavior Analysis International has verified the following courses toward the coursework requirements for eligibility to take the Board Certified Behavior Analyst® or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst® examination.
Applicants will need to meet additional requirements before they can be deemed eligible to take the examination.
Contact Dr. Krystal Kennedy
email@example.com or call 931-372-3105
- Educational Technology / M.A. or Ed.S.
The program now has the option for an embedded certificate in "Online Teaching and Design" and an optional certificate in "Computer Science Education."
The MA/EdS concentration in Educational Technology is an advanced, online degree program. We emphasize a practical approach to implementing innovative technologies into K-12 classrooms. In addition to the technology-focused curriculum, a research core creates a strong graduate program.
EdTech Faculty Contacts
Please contact us and we'd be glad to come to your school and share information and answer questions about the program.
About the VISION Lab
The VISION Lab in Curriculum & Instruction supports the entire College of Education.
The hardware and software will support multiple students and faculty members simultaneously in the virtual environment. In addition to the terminals, the lab is equipped with an Omni treadmill for full interactive immersive activities.
Led by Dr. Beach, the project began with an Improving Teacher Quality grant.
Flight Path to Graduate School
- Skip the Entrance Exams with Flight Path
Currently, new graduate admissions for fall 2020 do not require the graduate entrance exams.
Prior to the coming fall, the Graduate Flight Path Program allowed prospective students, meeting certain criteria, to qualify for an exemption from taking the MAT or GRE graduate entrance exam(s) for Master's and Education Specialist degrees.
Students Successfully Completing:
- 3.0 Undergraduate GPA
- EdTPA requirements
- Praxis testing
- Teacher License
Current or former graduate students may start an Educational Specialist degree:
- Tech Master’s degree education students who have graduated within three prior years of application with a 3.5 or higher GPA may enroll in a Specialist in Education degree program without recommendation letters or additional MAT/GRE testing.
The MAT/GRE admission requirement for the C&I Master’s degree will be waived for students who have successfully passed EdTPA, Praxis, and teaching license requirements with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The requirements will be confirmed through Office of Teacher Education (OTE) and Graduate Studies.
Flight Path becomes effective with graduates beginning in Spring 2016 in all UG licensure areas. Students who meet requirements may waive the MAT/GRE requirement for up to three years beyond their graduation date.
Tech Master’s degree education students who have graduated within three prior years of application with a 3.5 or higher GPA may enroll in a Specialist in Education degree program without recommendation letters or additional MAT/GRE testing.