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Teacher Education, EdS

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Knoxville, TN, United States
The department offers a Specialist in Education degree with a major in teacher education. This degree is designed for those students who already possess a master’s degree in education. Exceptions may be made only by the faculty of the program to which the student is applying. 

Overview

The Specialist in Education with a major in teacher education encompasses concentrations in educational technology; elementary education; English education; literacy education; mathematics education; science education; social science education; special education; teaching and learning; and World Language/ESL education.

These concentrations require completion of a minimum of 30 credit hours of coursework beyond the master’s, including 6 credit hours in core courses, 18 credit hours in specialized courses, and 6 credit hours to be determined by the student’s committee. Both thesis and non-thesis options are available.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Adult learning
  • Assessment
  • Cultural studies
  • Educational technology
  • ESL
  • Instructional pedagogy
  • Special Education

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3.2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3.2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

Admission requirements:

  • The completed online Graduate Application for Admission 
  • A non-refundable application fee 
  • One unofficial transcript from all colleges and universities attended submitted on-line at the time of application to the Graduate School
  • The submission of official transcripts and degree certificates
  • Departmental application
  • Reference letters or rating forms

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31538 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31538 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    13120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13120 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Knoxville

  • 885 - 1460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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