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 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.