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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

  • Start Date

    January, August

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 1 year

  • Course Type

    MA

Course content

Curriculum & Instruction at Tennessee Tech
With a dozen concentrations, there are plenty of choices for you, including innovative programs in STEM education and educational technology. Graduate students are also encouraged to add innovations of their own through original scholarship.
A master’s degree will increase your knowledge and abilities in the classroom, while the specialist degree will help you to take the next steps in your career through expanded knowledge and professional options.
As you move through the program, our talented and compassionate faculty will be there to lend support and mentoring. For your convenience, we offer online, on campus and hybrid program options.

Concentrations
• Curriculum (M.A. & Ed.S.)
• Early Childhood Education (M.A. & Ed.S.)
• Educational Technology (M.A. & Ed.S.)
• Elementary Education (M.A. & Ed.S.)
• Instructional Leadership (M.A. & Ed.S.)
• Library Science (M.A. & Ed.S.)
• Reading Specialist with Licensure (M.A. & Ed.S.)
• Reading Specialist without Licensure (Ed.S.)
• Music (M.A.)
• Secondary Education (M.A. & Ed.S.)
• Special Education (M.A. & Ed.S.)
• STEM Education (M.A. & Ed.S.)

Faculty
Faculty in the College of Education’s curriculum and instruction program are committed to contributing to and leading in the development of pedagogical theory and knowledge. They use that knowledge to help you prepare to be a leader in your school or institution, through hands-on training and mentorship.

Graduate Assistantships
Teaching Assistants — A limited number of teaching assistantships may be available that include paid tuition and fees along with a monthly stipend in return for work teaching undergraduates. The responsibilities of teaching assistants include (but are not limited to) assisting faculty with grading, teaching and providing help sessions to students.

Research Assistants — A limited number of research assistantships may be available contingent on funding availability.
Students with research assistantships are expected to conduct research as directed by the grant and supervising faculty.

MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Students pursuing graduate study in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction have the option of three (3) types of programs leading to the Master of Arts degree. Licensure programs are those that require a teaching license for full admission and may lead to additional licensing. The non-licensure degree-granting programs do not necessarily require a teaching license for full admission nor do they lead to licensing. The postbaccalaureate program is for those whose undergraduate area is outside education or for those that do not have a teaching license but wish to become licensed.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION IN FULL STANDING (LICENSURE, NON-LICENSURE, AND POST-BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS):
Overall undergraduate QPA of 2.5 or above upon completion of a baccalaureate degree program.
Three (3) current letters of recommendation from those who have adequate knowledge of the applicant's professional qualities or potential for success as a graduate student.
A minimum score of 380 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) (raw score of 31 on tests taken prior to October 2004) o a GRE Score of:
- Exceed 150 on Verbal Reasoning and score 138 or above on Quantitative Reasoning AND a score of 4.0 and above is required on Analytical Writing;
OR
-Exceed 141 on Quantitative Reasoning and score 143 or above on Verbal Reasoning AND a score of 4.0 or above is required on Analytical Writing.

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION IN PROVISIONAL STANDING (LICENSURE, NON-LICENSURE, AND POST-BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS):
Overall undergraduate minimum QPA of 2.25 upon completion of a baccalaureate degree program.
Three (3) current letters of recommendation from those who have adequate knowledge of the applicant's professional qualities or potential for success as a graduate student.
A score range of 372-379 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) (raw score of 27 on tests taken prior to October 2004) or a GRE score of:
- Exceed 150 on Verbal Reasoning and score 138 or above on Quantitative Reasoning AND a score of 4.0 and above is required on Analytical Writing;
OR
-Exceed 141 on Quantitative Reasoning and score 143 or above on Verbal Reasoning AND a score of 4.0 or above is required on Analytical Writing.
Students who do not meet the minimum required test scores will not be permitted to enroll for more than nine (9) hours in their first semester in their degree program.

To advance from Provisional Standing to Full Standing a student must earn:
1. (Licensure and Non-licensure) A minimum 3.0 QPA on the first nine (9) hours of graduate credit including six (6) hours in the major.
2. (Post-baccalaureate) A minimum 3.0 QPA on the first nine (9) hours of graduate study or on 12 hours of combination undergraduate/graduate study including six (6) hours in the major.
3. A score range of 372-379 on the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) (raw score of 27 on tests taken prior to October 2004) or a GRE score of:
- Exceed 150 on Verbal Reasoning and score 138 or above on Quantitative Reasoning AND a score of 4.0 and above is required on Analytical Writing;
OR
-Exceed 141 on Quantitative Reasoning and score 143 or above on Verbal Reasoning AND a score of 4.0 or above is required on Analytical Writing.
Students who do not meet the minimum required test scores will not be permitted to enroll beyond their first semester of enrollment in their degree program.

ADDITIONAL ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS (LICENSURE, NON-LICENSURE, AND POST-BACCALAUREATE PROGRAMS):
International applicants must also meet the English Lanuage Requirement by providing FLS Level 9 and test results on one (1) of the following:
*TOEFL - minimum IBT of 71 (FLS not required with TOEFL)
*IELTS - minimum score of 5.5
*PTE Academic - minimum score of 48

MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
For all M. A. degree programs there is a core research requirement, including educational statistics, educational research, and either a problems course or a thesis, the hours ranging from six (6) to 12 hours for this research component. At least 70% of the courses taken toward the degree must be at the 6000 level or above.

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