Dec 10, 2023
James Huffman, Program Director
The Womack Educational Leadership Department offers the Specialist in Education degree (Ed.S.) with majors in Administration and Supervision as well as Curriculum and Instruction, and the Master of Education degree (M.Ed.) with majors in Administration and Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction, and Professional Counseling.
The M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction offers a concentration in English as a Second Language and a specialization for the professional education coursework for teacher licensure (secondary education licensure path).
The Curriculum and Instruction program is designed to foster the development of teaching skills that result in increased pupil performance. By analyzing curriculum choices and strategies, along with best teaching practices, those who complete this program will be better equipped to provide an environment in which students engage in relevant and meaningful learning activities.
Please see undergraduate catalog for information regarding undergraduate programs.
Admission to the Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in secondary education licensure path requires
- an earned bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college;
- a satisfactory score on the Miller Analogies Test, the Graduate Record Examination, or the Praxis II (Principles of Learning and Teaching) or a valid Tennessee Teacher license;
- teacher licensure—the licensure requirements may be waived in special circumstances.
Students pursuing an M.Ed. degree must be fully admitted to the program prior to the completion of their initial semester of coursework.
All application materials are to be submitted to the College of Graduate Studies.
- submit an application with the appropriate application fee (online at www.mtsu.edu/graduate/apply.php);
- submit official transcripts of all previous college work;
- submit three letters of recommendation addressing the applicant’s potential for completing the Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction;
- submit official scores on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Miller Analogies Test (MAT), or Praxis II or a copy of the teaching license.
Once admitted to the program, candidate must
- complete 33 semester hours with no more than 30 percent of the total degree hours dually listed as undergraduate/graduate hours (see specifics in Curriculum section below);
- successfully complete a written comprehensive examination during the semester of graduation (exam may be retaken once during a subsequent semester).
Curriculum: Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Education Licensure Path
Candidate must complete 33 hours in the following course of study:
Required Courses (9 hours)
Specialized Core (24-30 hours)
Students taking courses for licensure renewal, add-on endorsements, or “plus 30” upgrade on teacher licensure should register as non-degree-seeking students. Students enrolling in 6000-level courses must hold a bachelor’s degree, and students enrolling in 7000-level courses must hold a master’s degree. Non-degree-seeking students cannot register for 7000-level courses without departmental permission.
A minor in Education consists of 12 semester hours selected with the consent of the advisor. The Master of Arts in Teaching and the Master of Science in Teaching degrees require a minor in Education to be approved by the minor advisor.
- file a degree plan in the College of Graduate Studies prior to the completion of 21 credit hours;
- file a Notice of Intent to Graduate form in the College of Graduate Studies within the first two weeks of the semester in which the student intends to graduate.