The Department of Elementary and Special Education offers the Master of Education degree with a major in Curriculum and Instruction and a concentration in Elementary School Education (grades K-6). A specialization leading to initial licensure is also available for students who do not currently hold a license.
Students seeking admission to the Master of Education program are expected to score at least 380 on the Miller Analogies Test or 281 (current scale) or 700 (former scale) on the Graduate Record Examination or the minimum on a National Teachers Examination that meets Tennessee licensure standards.
have at least a 2.75 undergraduate GPA for full admission and 2.50 undergraduate GPA for conditional admission;
have elementary teaching licensure, the attainment of which may require additional undergraduate courses prior to the completion of the degree;
have an initial conference with an appropriate graduate advisor in the Department of Elementary and Special Education.
All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Principles of Learning and Teaching Exam (PRAXIS II), or Miller Analogies Test (MAT);
submit official transcripts of all previous college work.
The Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Elementary Education requires completion of a total of 33 hours. Candidates must successfully complete a comprehensive exam to be taken in the last semester of coursework (may be taken no more than twice).
Curriculum: Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary School Education Concentration