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Department of Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education

Teaching and Learning Advanced Studies
Dr. Karin Keith 
Dr. Karin Keith
Assistant Professor &
Graduate Coordinator
Phone: 423-439-7910
Office: 409B Warf-Pickel Hall

The TN eCampus Online Degree Program for Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning is designed for licensed, practicing teachers to earn a Master of Education (M.Ed.) through online course work.

At ETSU, the Department of Curriculum and Instruction oversees admission and advisement for the program through this campus. Because the program is intended for licensed, practicing teachers, much course work will allow students in the program to carryout assignments within their own classrooms. The degree provides advanced practice in the area of reading and language arts for currently practicing teachers and is aligned with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS).


TN eCampus Online Degree Program | Graduate Studies Website

Though the Master of Education Degree (M.Ed.) in Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning is part of the RODP program, admission is required through a "Home Campus". For ETSU, please see Graduate Studies for application and admission information. Students must be admitted to a graduate school at a TBR campus prior to entering this program.

Students seeking admission to graduate programs in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction must first meet general requirements of the School of Graduate Studies. In addition, the following specific admission criteria apply:

  1. A candidate who has an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale for all work completed is eligible for admission.
  2. A candidate who has an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale may be granted admission by either of the following two (2) procedures:
    1. Obtaining a minimum of 2400 points based on the following formula:
      • The sum of the GRE aptitude scores (V+Q+AW);
      • 2.GPA x 500; and
      • 3.The sum of numbers (1) and (2).
      • 4.Scores on the GRE-AW will be substituted for the Analytical (A) scores using a scaled transfer.
    2. Participating in an interview with the appropriate admission committee. The candidate will be responsible for providing the admission committee with information for consideration in admission decisions. Factors to be considered include teaching experience; scores on standardized tests; GPA during the entire undergraduate experience, during the last two (2) years of undergraduate school, and in the major; performance in graduate courses taken; recommendations of supervisors and colleagues; quality of undergraduate school(s) attended; oral communication skills; and skill in writing, which will be determined in part by the candidates extemporaneous writing during the interview.
M.Ed. Elementary Education Program of Study

M.Ed. Elementary Education Course List

This program is designed primarily for persons who are licensed to teach at the elementary level in the State of Tennessee.   People who hold a valid Tennessee teaching license in another area may be eligible for an Elementary Add-On by taking two specified courses for the six hours of content electives (CUAI 5407 Integrating the Creative Arts and MEDA 5628 Childrens Materials) along with completing additional requirements.   Please contact Angela Murray ( in the Clemmer College or see the Teacher Licensure and Other School Service Endorsement page for more information about the Elementary Add-On.


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