Degree Information

Earn your Ed.S. in Secondary Education in a hybrid online and on-campus program with a strong research component that offers advanced opportunities for current and emerging educators!


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Degree Details

The Specialist in Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Secondary Education is delivered in a hybrid format, offering flexibility for students from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds. This program offers advanced opportunities for current and emerging educators to pursue a range of professional careers, from teaching and administration to curriculum development and evaluation. In addition to a curriculum emphasizing practical applications, this program incorporates a strong research component.

Education Specialist
Curriculum and Instruction
Secondary Education
Delivery Style
Department Information
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Bartoo Hall 313
(931) 372-3181
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Graduate Studies Information
College of Graduate Studies
Derryberry Hall 306
(931) 372-3233
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Admissions Requirements

Students seeking admission to the Curriculum and Instruction Specialist in Education program (licensure, non-licensure, and post-baccalaureate) are required to have:

    1. GPA: at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale in a graduate-level degree program from an accredited institution
    2. References: contact information for three references (name and email)
Requirements for Provisional Standing:
    1. Provisional standing may be requested by departmental evaluation when the graduate GPA is lower than 3.0. Teacher licensure standards may require a separate minimum GPA for licensure.
    2. To advance from provisional to full admission, a student must earn a minimum 3.0 GPA on the first nine (9) hours of graduate study.

International candidates are required to demonstrate competency in spoken and written English by taking appropriate standardized tests. See accepted standardized tests and minimum required scores »


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