Track II

Mission Statement

The mission of the Master of Arts in Education is to provide initial licensure candidates with a broad-based teaching curriculum designed to prepare candidates in the pedagogical and professional skills required of teachers and to develop professional performance in the classroom. To that end, each course contained in the program is carefully selected to promote and encourage a prominent degree of professionalism in the MAE candidate.

Though course work in Track I may be taken concurrently with license requirements of Track II, it is mandatory that all students seeking initial teacher licensure complete all requirements of Track II, e.g., graduate and undergraduate course work and tests, according to the State of Tennessee Department of Education requirements for initial Tennessee Teacher Licensure.

A student may take no more than 6 semester hours of graduate credit until the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), or the Miller Analogies Test (MAT) has been successfully completed. In addition, students must meet all state licensure requirements. Programs in Track II are individualized and must be approved by the Director of the MAE Program.

Candidates seeking initial teacher licensure in Track II must provide a passing score for the content knowledge praxis exam required for the type of teacher’s license sought, before completing 12 credit hours, or two semesters in the program. A list of Praxis content knowledge exams can be found on the MAE web page.

Degree Requirements

The following substitutions may be made for licensure-seeking students, according to the Dean’s discretion:

MAE 5220Book Selections and Literature for Children and Adolescents

3

MAE 5221Evaluation & Remediation of Reading Problems

3

MAE 5222Methods of Classroom Teaching

3

MAE 5223Educational Assessment

3

ED 5200Motor Learning and Development

2

MAE 5012Early Childhood Curriculum Assessment

4

MAE 5014Human Growth & Development for the Young Learner

4

MAE 5015Support for the Developing Learner

4

MAE 5287Enhanced Student Teaching Seminar

3

MAE 5286Enhanced Student Teaching

3

Total hours will depend upon the number of courses needed to meet requirements for initial Tennessee Teacher Licensure, but the number of graduate courses required for the Master of Arts in Education Degree must equal 36 semester hours.

MAE 5010Innovative Instructional Technology

3

MAE 5020School Law & Its Effects Upon the Teacher

3

MAE 5030Curriculum Designs

3

MAE 5040Contemporary Issues in Education

3

MAE 5050Advanced Educational Psychology

3

MAE 5060Strategies for 21st Century Classroom

3

MAE 5070Advanced Studies in Classroom Management

3

MAE 5080Diverse Populations in Teaching & Learning

3

MAE 5090Educational Research Methods

3

MAE 5120School Pub. Relations Communication

3

MAE 5180Education: The Profession & The Professional

3

MAE 5250Building Literacy for the K-12 Classroom

3

NOTE : Undergraduate education courses (or their equivalent) may be required of Track II students.

Total Credit Hours: 36

Any required undergraduate education courses are in addition to the 36 hour requirements of graduate course work for the Master of Arts Degree as shown above. Additional undergraduate course work may be required to meet licensure requirements for the State of Tennessee Department of Education including general education core classes and subject matter course work in the endorsement area as well as field or clinical experiences.