With this program students have the opportunity to pursue a Special Education teaching license. This program has been newly redesigned to meet the standards for the new Tennessee Special Education Interventionist License. Students will choose the K-8 or 6-12 license. The program will provide you with coursework in Special Education that addresses a wide range of topics from disabilities to instructional strategies to legal issues. In addition students will take one course in applied behavior analysis. Candidates will develop effective communication and collaboration skills in Special Education and will master the creation, implementation and use of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Participants in the Special Education endorsement program are classified as “non-degree seeking”. The program adheres to similar admission standards and procedures and academic policies of the Graduate Studies in Education department.
All M.Ed. students take the following two courses as non-credit, no-charge, and pass/fail, one during their first semester and one during the semester in which they graduate:
Tennessee licensure requirements include an extended clinical experience. Candidates must also take either EG 5417 Enhanced Student Teaching (seven hours) and EG 5402 Student Teaching Seminar (two hours) or EG 513V Mentoring (four hours minimum) (for individuals with alternative licenses only) in order to complete licensure requirements.